Who Are Your Bridges?

Written by Stephanie Terry, Executive Director and Rinnie Orr, Associate Director

At WEBB Squared, we know that we need to build bridges inside of communities across race, cultures, income brackets, and more…

We are excited that we collaborate with companies and  organizations that have aligned missions and join us in this work. One of our bridges is Chatham Organizing for Racial Equity (CORE).

“When you’re uncomfortable and you’re so uncomfortable that your skin is itching, that’s when the work starts, that’s when the change happens. Lean into that feeling and explore it more.”

~Karinda Roebuck, Executive Director of CORE

“The first thing you can do is to understand the problem. When we look at how we got here, 80 percent of our history has been spent in a racialized, segregated, or enslaved way of life and culture.”

~Stephanie Terry, WEBB Squared Executive Director

CORE works to deconstruct systemic inequities and achieve equitable outcomes for all people in Chatham County through education, organizing, and reconciliation.

  1. through education – CORE seeks to raise awareness of systemic racism and strategies for dismantling it. 
  1. through their community organizing project – CORE builds and strengthens relationships with individuals, community groups, and nonprofits interested in race equity issues. 
  1. through reconciliation – CORE uses a model of racial identity caucusing to broaden and deepen awareness gained after taking part in racial equity workshops. 

We celebrate our aligned mission and  relationship with CORE and look forward to building bridges with them through the WEBB Squared program to support Black entrepreneurs and help close the racial wealth gap.

Today’s motivational quote comes from Oprah Winfrey:

Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and ran in national syndication for 25 years, from 1986 to 2011.

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