If we intend to sincerely honor women — during Women’s History Month or any other — that needs to begin with championing them to live authentically and stretch their comfort zones. In failing to do that, we fail everyone – – including future generations. We fail everyone who has a woman for a friend. We

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In her post about the myth of of a post-racial America, Jenn Russell pointed out that far from solving racism, Obama’s election has instead served to highlight the ongoing pervasiveness of systemic racism and has perhaps even ushered in an era of heightened race-based aggression targeting communities of color. Concrete numbers and police reports exist to

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Community Tampa Bay recently held district wide one-day youth leadership conferences for middle and high school students attending Pinellas County Schools. The theme of the conferences was: “What’s Your Story?”   This question lies at the heart of Community Tampa Bay’s work with both youth and adults, as we strive to create a community free

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The F.L.Y. (Facilitating the Leadership of Youth) Society presents the final summit for the 2013-2014 year: As Long As I Got My Dress And Tie (Gender Stereotypes And Why They Suck) May 31st 4-8PM This summit will revolve around gender stereotypes and answers the question, “are they relevant?” It was created by youth for youth with FREE

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In Stephanie Coates’ junior year of high school, she was encouraged to go to ANYTOWN™. The following summer of 2007, she attended the program and has been a part of the CommunityTampaBay community since her delegation year. “ANYTOWN™ quietly impacted me,” she stated. Inspired and excited, she sought immediate involvement. “ANYTOWN™ makes you realize you

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“I stood in a room full of leaders – full of your future bosses, executives & employees, and each of them was a leader. They all stood out in a different way. They all shined!” – Thalia, 2013 ANYTOWN™ Delegate Community Tampa Bay and Pinellas County Schools continue to work together in successful partnership. Through

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Seabron Reese, affectionately known as ‘Reese,’ was introduced to the ANYTOWN™ program when he participated as a delegate in 1995, marking the beginning of his commitment to an overall vision of a community free from all forms of discrimination. Reese first jokingly exclaimed, while speaking of his ANYTOWN™ experience:  “The food was on fire! Woo the

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