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The 8:46 Series. Hosted by the YMCA and the NCCJ.

From Diversity and Inclusion to Racial Equity

Beyond The 8:46 Series

It will take a sustained, collective effort across all sectors of our society to create real change.

The 8:46 Series* originally launched in August 2020, educating 900 community members on systemic racism and its impact on our society. The 8:46 Series returns in 2021 with additional topics to educate our community. 

Hosted by the NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad and the YMCA of Greensboro.

May 6, 12-1:30pm: The Story of Race: How We Got Here and What We Can Do Now

Featuring Curtis Chesney (bio) and joined by Winston McGregor, Executive Director, Guilford Education Alliance, and member of the Guilford County School Board, and Sam Cone, a Financial Consultant and Dedicated Advocate

This 90-minute, interactive webinar will be split into two parts. In the first part, author Curtis Chesney will race through several centuries of racial injustice, telling history like a story to explain why race remains such a dividing point today. In the second part, Curtis will be joined by Winston McGregor and Sam Cone for a Q&A conversation focused on how each of us can help create a more equitable future for all. The content will not center on institutional reforms or policy making. Rather, the aim is to help participants look inward and challenge themselves to take the next step in their own personal journeys. Participants will leave this webinar with a deeper understanding of our past and a better idea of how to contribute to our future.


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In January 2021, we hosted a 90-minute panel discussion that explored diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace. Check out a recording of this event by clicking here

If you would like to receive emails about additional 8:46 programming, please email Karen Jeffries at [email protected].

Huge thanks to our sponsors for helping to make this series possible!

Change Agent Sponsors: Liberty Hardware, SJ Edwards Foundation, UnitedHealthcare

Empowering Sponsors: Weaver Foundation, Kontoor Brands, American National Bank & Trust, First Bank, Cone Health Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Women's Professional Forum Foundation, BB&T (now Truist), Triad Adult & Pediatric Medicine


The logo for Liberty Hardware Manufacturing Corporation.


The logo for the SJ Edwards Foundation.


The logo for United Healthcare.


A logo for American National Bank & Trust Company.


The logo for First Bank.
The logo for Cone Health Foundation.


Triad Adult & Pediatric Medicine's logo.
The logo for Weaver Foundation.


The Women's Professional Forum logo.


The logo for Kontoor.
The logo for BB&T Suntrust, Now Truist.

*Note: In 2020, we named The 8:46 Series for the eight minutes and forty-six second period when the officer’s knee was on George Floyd’s neck. As we have since learned, the officer’s knee was in fact pressed against Floyd’s neck for over 9 minutes.