Skip to main content
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.

Upcoming Events:

  • November 4, 12-1:30pm: Learn to Develop a Sustainable Inclusion Plan for Organizational Transformation - featuring Jada Monica Drew (bio); In a 90-minute session, Jada Monica Drew, CEO of Social Designs and visionary of the Bloom: Innovative Solutions for Inclusion conference, will provide participants with practical tools for increasing inclusiveness in their organizations. Participants will sharpen their organizational inclusion strategy by practicing how to foster a brave space and analyzing their organizational culture.

    • Registration info coming soon!

View recordings of previous sessions by clicking here

Check back for details and registration information on future events. 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.