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Suncoast Tiger Bay Club discussion on race and racial equity continues [Video]

Megan Holmes



Left to right: Barclay Harless, Bank OZK; Rev. Watson L. Haynes, Pinellas County Urban League; Young Tiger from Osceola High School; Dr. Kanika Tomalin, Deputy Mayor City of St. Petersburg; Kimberly Jackson, St. Pete College; Sarah-Jane Vatelot, author/architect; Gypsy Gallardo, One Community, 2020 Plan.

In its second conversation on race in St. Petersburg, the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club curated a panel of activists, community leaders and officials earlier this month at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club to discuss how St. Petersburg’s spotted racial history informs its way forward.

Kimberly Jackson, Director of the Institute of Public Policy at St. Pete College, moderated a conversation with Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg Kanika Tomalin, President & CEO of Pinellas County Urban League Rev. Watson L. Haynes, CEO of 2020 Plan and One Community Gypsy Gallardo, and architect Sarah-Jane Vatelot, author of Where Have All The Mangoes Gone?

Read the full recap of the event here: Tiger Bay holds discussion on racial equity, brain drain, Tropicana Field and inclusivity in St. Pete

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    S. Rose Smith-Hayes

    February 29, 2020at9:20 pm

    I am wondering why there was no one there representing the local NAACP.

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