By Cate Baierlein, Founder of Change of Course, Inc.
On February 25th, Tampa Bay Diversity Council chapter leaders, Tech Data employees and guests were taken on an emotional journey from bigotry to empowerment with Tech Data’s guest speaker, Social Activist Chevara Orrin. Powerful images and words highlighted our nation’s sordid history of oppression toward African Americans. Ms. Orrin’s message that the “emotional fierceness” she commits to realizing her vision for a better tomorrow is fueled by forgiveness was my greatest take away for the day. Thank you to Cal Jackson and Tech Data for caring enough to present this very important thought-provoking event.