Junior League of Savannah understands the importance of diversity and inclusion in our community, not just as buzzwords but as measurable actions for the betterment of society.
We are committed to fostering diversity and inclusion efforts not only within our membership, but throughout the community as well. To support this, JLS will host a Diversity and Inclusion Day on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 10:00-11:30am at the Knights of Columbus (3 W Liberty St.). This free public event will feature a panel of speakers from various community perspectives and groups. Moderated by community activist and JLS member Mia Mance, the panel will be asked to assess the history of diversity in our community, where we are now, and what the future holds. All are welcome to attend, and there will be time at the end of the session for the public to pose questions to panelists. JLS hopes to use this day to celebrate how far we have come and set goals for where we go from here.
The panelists for this event include: Shirley James, Owner of The Savannah Tribune and first African American woman to integrate the Junior League of Savannah; Larry Silbermann, General Manager of WTOC-TV; Dusty Church, Marketing Director for Savannah Pride; Javier Carro, Owner of Blends a Coffee Boutique; Cathy Lee Girardeau, Human Resources Generalist at EMC Engineering Services, Inc.