51. Race, Reconciliation & Reform.

Today we spent some time discussing race and racism, as well as reconciliation, reform and healing.  We’ve carefully chosen three guests whose perspectives and views are important as our country mourns the death of George Floyd and all those who have been victimized.  Our guests are:     

Dana Gillis: 

Mr. Dana Gillis holds multiple degrees and certifications from James Madison University, Duke, Southern Cal, Northwestern, and for today’s discussion asked him to draw in particular on his 24 year career as a special agent with the FBI and his Masters studies at the University of Cambridge in Criminology and Police Management.  Currently, Dana is a senior consultant with Transcend, an organizational consulting company.  Dana is the first black president of one of the largest Rotary Club chapters in Alabama.   

Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/dana-gillis-a4895b16/ 

Transcend Consulting:  https://leadfearlessly.com/ 

Travis Collins: 

Travis Collins is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Huntsville, AL. He served as a missionary in Nigeria and Venezuela. First Baptist strives to be a Church at the Heart of the City known for Neighborhood Focus, Relational Discipleship, Radical Hospitality, connection with Young Adults, and enthusiasm for Fresh Expressions of Church.  

Linkedin: 

First Baptist Church:  https://www.fbchsv.org/about-us 

Sermon at the Courthouse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp8Lj_Inhgw&feature=emb_share&fbclid=IwAR3ntDPI9tqkAUYYVEKAMnrJr-nEHfxng7RTPqVMjGkhx0uAvhzZW0MWWl0 

Daniel Kasambira: 

Daniel Kasambira is the executive director of the Hogan Family YMCA in Madison, Alabama, which is the largest Y in the state and provides services to more than 15,000 members and serve 30,000 individuals with mission priorities of youth development, social responsibility and healthy living. 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-kasambira-31b48231 

Hogan YMCA:  https://www.facebook.com/HoganFamilyYMCA/ 

YMCA:  https://www.ymcahuntsville.org/about/meet-y-staff/ 

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