Metro Region Virtual Meeting, "Diving into Decency: Creating A Culture that Supports Tolerance and Empowerment" Speaker: Dr. Kimberly Johnson, (Charlotte, Ballantyne & University)
Topic: Diving into Decency: Creating A Culture that Supports Tolerance and Empowerment
Presentation Description: So often we feel like throwing in the towel when situations become intolerable. Much of this has to do with our frustrations with others and how we interact not only in the workplace but in the world. In this session, educator and cultural advocate Dr. Kimberly P. Johnson will talk about how we can create a space that allows us to embrace differences and regenerate empathy in our surroundings. It begins with our own definition of decency and how that should look in our 21st Century lives. From there we begin to apply our attitudes of how decency should look in our surroundings. Through decency and understanding we begin to empower others to discover the BEST in themselves.
Learning Objectives / Outcomes: This interactive and thought-provoking session will remind you of how important it is be be tolerant of others and see the world through various lens. It is this step toward balance that we can begin to create a culture that includes everyone - especially in our workplaces.
Presenter: Dr. Kimberly P. Johnson, Simply Creative Works - Educator, Author & Motivational Speaker
Presenter Bio: Kimberly received her Doctorate in Curriculum, Teaching, and Leadership from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She holds a Master’s Degree from Clemson University, in Youth Development and Leadership. Kimberly has an Early Childhood Education Degree and a Communications Degree from UNC, Chapel Hill.She completed her post doctorate work in the Advanced Leadership Program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.
Kimberly has received numerous Community awards to include the Paul Harris Fellow Award given by Rotary International for her work in literacy, the York County Citizen of the year Award, the 2016 Walker Solomon Award from the South Carolina Educators Association, the Omega Psi Phi Perseverance Award, the Carl Carpenter Gold Heart Award for Community and Educational Contributions and the National Heritage Award. She has been the guest reader for President and Mrs. George Bush at the White House for the Annual Easter Egg Roll. She has been on the Today Show in New York City, interviewed by the London Times and the Tokyo Shimbun newspapers and her most recent book, No Fear For Freedom: The Story of the Friendship 9 gained national and international recognition when she spearheaded the efforts to have the sentences overturned for a group of men, The Friendship 9, who conducted a sit-in in 1961 at a segregated lunch counter in Rock Hill, SC.
Kimberly is an Ambassador for The King Center in Atlanta and a program collaborator for Dr. Bernice A. King, the last living daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She is currently the Curriculum Design Specialist for the King Center in Atlanta. Kimberly is a member of the Rock Hill Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
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