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"The problem of racial inequities is in our midst. This crisis is happening in the lives of our fellow Rotarians, some of whom receive bomb threats because of their country of origin. Rotarians worry for our children’s safety. Will they be threatened because of the color of their skin? 
 
We know progress has occurred, but we must work harder to overcome centuries of inequities. First, remember who we are: Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.  We are People of Action."  -- District Governor Tom Gump
 

Rotary District 5950 presents a critical, three-session series about unconscious bias and racial equality in Minnesota. Please join your fellow Rotary Leaders as we learn about the history of racial inequity, work to better understand unconscious bias, and begin writing the next chapter for Rotary and Minnesota. 

The sessions were facilitated by James White, in association with the YMCA Equity Innovation Center in Minneapolis. White is executive vice president of organizational relations of the Triangle Area YMCA in North Carolina. An accomplished pastor and motivational speaker, he also serves as a board member for the Triangle Dr. Martin Luther King Committee. 

To learn more about James White, click here

Resources from Session 1: Embracing Truth

 
Resources from Session 2: Implicit Bias