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7:30 a.m.

Registration and Light Breakfast

8:30 a.m.


Master of Ceremonies - Taylor Murray, Anchor for 7News on WSPA-TV

8:35 a.m.


Mayor Knox White

8:45 a.m.

Presence, Awareness and Vulnerability: Expanding our Consciousness to Heal Bias

Dr. Shamini Jain - Scientist, Psychologist, and Author of Healing Ourselves

What is the role of consciousness in helping us to not only become aware of bias, but overcome it? In this interactive session, Dr. Jain helps participants understand from scientific, spiritual, and practical perspectives, how staying anchored in compassionate awareness gives us energy needed to heal bias on a personal and societal level.

9:10 a.m.

Unconscious Bias: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Mitigate Its Impact

Jessica Sharp - Founder and CEO, Sharp Brain Consulting

Did you know that if you have a brain, you have unconscious biases? In this interactive session, you will learn what unconscious bias is and why it is an important topic for each of us to understand.

10:00 a.m.

Stories: Voices from the Heart

Alesia Carroll – Radio Personality on WLAS Power 95

Alesia inspires women through her capacity to model strength and faith in overcoming challenges, as a positive example in discussing her experiences with gender bias.

10:10 a.m.

Let’s Take a Selfie: A Personal Reflection

Dr. Ri’Cha ri Sancho – Rotarian and Director of Operations for Sancho Education Group

In this interactive session, Dr. Sancho affirms biases are inherent to all individuals. Engage in quick exploration of your potential biases with a reflective survey.

10:40 a.m.


10:55 a.m.

Communicating with Empathy

Luis Moreno - Human Centered Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

An interactive session where participants will learn about Emotional Intelligence and how it can be leveraged to improve relationship building and communication plus build trust. Practical applications in everyday situations to enhance leadership, help with conflict resolution, and improve results are highlighted.

12:00 p.m.

Stand Alone Together

Vaughn Newman Dance Performance

A performance simulating unconscious bias

12:15 p.m.

Invocation - James Jeter, Co-Chair, 2022 Rotary Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference

Lunch and Lunchtime Conversations

1:00 p.m.

Challenging Bias in the Workplace

Zachary Brewster- Author of How to Get to the Other Side

The workplace is often filled with challenges that limit our productivity and profit. In this session, you will learn how to unify your most important workplace resource, Your People.

1:45 p.m.

Stories: Voices from the Heart

Robert Norwood – Soteria CDC Family

Robert will speak about bias experienced because of incarceration.

2:00 p.m.

Advocating Against Bias. How to challenge biases and build community

Shontel Babb - Rotarian and Moderator of Panel

  • Mr. Jerry Blassingame – CEO Soteria CDC Family
    Bias against formerly Incarcerated
  • Ms. Sarah Knowles - Manager of MedEx Academy Pipeline Program, Prisma Health
    Bias in Health Care
  • Mr. Ken Dority - Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness
    Bias against those with mental illness
  • Dr. Edward Anderson - Executive Director of Ontrack Greenville
    Bias in Schools
  • Ms. Deb Richardson Moore
    Bias toward the homeless and those in poverty
  • Mr. Tyler Rex - Executive Director, Thrive Upstate
    Bias against those with disabilities
  • Dr. Jim Dant- Senior Minister, First Baptist Greenville
    Bias toward the LGBTQ Community
3:15 p.m.


3:30 p.m.

"Nobody Lesser Than"

Original Poem written and presented by Glenis Redmond

3:45 p.m.

Stories: Voices from the Heart

Jaime Fivecoat - Chair of 864-Pride and Secretary of Upstate Pride SC

Jaime will speak about bias against a transgender woman and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community.

4:00 p.m.

Youth Leading the Way

Jadin Beek, Panel Facilitator - Rotary “Service above Self” Scholar and Student

  • Michaela Addessi - Senior at Southern Wesleyan University
  • Ryan Seubarran - Sophomore at Presbyterian College
  • Autumn Channer - Senior at Greenville Tech Charter High School
  • Sania Williams - Junior at Wade Hampton High School

Youth Leading the Way amplifies the voices of tomorrow's leaders as they share their experiences confronting and combatting unconscious biases in their lives and within their communities

4:45 p.m.

Rotary Call to Action

Rotary District 7750 Governor Frank Cox

5:00 p.m.