Community Tampa Bay created Community Conversations to be responsive the needs of the community. Driven by need, these pop-up conversation programs create space for the community to come together and discuss timely issues with the professional facilitation by Community Tampa Bay trained facilitators.
Huddle For Change: Criminal Justice Panel
The panel on Criminal Justice and Race Equity will include:
St. Pete Police Chief Anthony Holloway
Ret. Pinellas County Circuit Court Judge Myriam Irizarry
Florida Policy Institute policy expert Tachana Joseph-Marc
Criminal Justice Advocate Walter Dunn III
CEO and President of Abe Brown Ministries, Robert Blount
What Is “Huddle For Change”?
“Huddle for Change’ is a partnership between the Super Bowl LV Host Committee, NFL Inspire Change, and Community Tampa Bay to welcome community members and local leaders to participate in an open and honest discussion about systemic racism and racial inequalities.
Huddle for Change is a community-wide dialogue between various community stakeholders. The evidence-based programming will draw from recent studies conducted by the Tampa Bay Partnership, including the Tampa Bay Racial Sentiment Survey and Regional Equity Report conducted by Down & St. Germain Research.
Community Tampa Bay will partner with local grassroots activists, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, corporations, and business leaders to discuss the data findings, their own lived experiences, and tangible action steps our community can implement to eliminate systemic injustices in the Tampa Bay community.
What Topics Are Being Discussed In The “Huddle For Change” Event Series?
The six-part series is designed to intentionally engage individuals of all ages in cross-cultural interaction with those who don’t look like them, live like them or love like them. The initiative aims to have a positive impact on relationships across identities and reduce behaviors informed and perpetuated by stereotypes.
Huddle for Change falls under the Forever 55 legacy Program’s Systemic Justice pillar, one of six designed to give back to the Tampa Bay community and leave a lasting impact, long after the Super Bowl has been played.
The following topics will be discussed in the series:
Creating Community Through Allyship
Despite the region’s diversity, many people of all regions have few relationships outside their own faith groups. This can lead to a lack of understanding and a less-unified community.
What Is Pathways to Understanding?
Why Is Pathways to Understanding so Important?
Islam In The World
Islam In America
Myth #1: All Muslims are Arabs
A Muslim is a follower of the Islamic religion. Muslims can be any ethnicity and nationality. Worldwide, the Southeast Asian nation of Indonesia has the
Myth #2: Muslim women have no rights
This is definitely one of the most common misconception about Muslims. It’s important to realize the difference between cultural influences and religious
Myth #3: Islam promotes terrorism and violence
Although some terrorist groups self-identified as Muslim, mainstream Muslims in the United States and around the world reject the ideology of Islamic