SCO’s CARE Talks – “When They See Us Now”
November 13, 2019 / SCO News
On November 8th, more than 120 staff came together on our Madonna Heights campus to participate in SCO’s CARE Talks, the second in a series of CARE (Committee Advocating for Racial Equity) open forums.
Participants viewed a screening of Oprah Winfrey’s “When They See Us Now” – a discussion of the groundbreaking Netflix miniseries “When They See Us,” based on the “Central Park Five.” “When They See Us” creator and director Ava DuVernay and the show’s cast shared their insights on what it was like to participate in a project that delved into an event that captivated a nation and forever changed the lives of those involved. They were followed on stage by Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Kory Wise, and Kevin Richardson, formerly known as the Central Park Five, now called “The Exonerated Five,” in an interview that was wrought with emotion.
Following the screening, CARE Talks participants broke into smaller groups to discuss the series, what they learned and what they could apply when dealing with clients. Takeaways were then shared with the entire audience and touched on many aspects of racism and how we can continue the conversation. The next CARE Talks is planned for early 2020.
The mission of SCO’s Committee Advocating for Racial Equity (CARE) is to cultivate a culture of social change by encouraging and fostering courageous conversations about race and racial issues at SCO and in the communities we serve.
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