Sept 20, 2022


Board Meeting

Sept 20, 2022 / 6:05pm – 7:05pm

Held on Zoom

Call to Order

Board Roll Call

  • Shawn Charles +

  • Diana Crawford

  • Gloria Garza Wells +

  • Michael Franklin +

  • Dr. Danielle Gilliam +

  • Brenda Girolamo

  • Lynne McKay +

  • Miya Mitchell

  • Shawn Mitchell +

  • Peggy Schlesinger +


  • Charley Taylor

  • Rafael Martinez Orozco

  • Dee Dee Tapson

  • Earnest Robinson

Minutes were approved from 8/9/2022

Reports of Officers and Committees

  • Shawn Mitchell, President

    • Thanks for Dr. Martinez went to the ASU Hispanic Serving Institute Town Hall

  • Lynne McKay

    • Bank Balance is $1449.00 PayPal Balance $117.28

    • Expenses were $157.91, $1.21, PayPal, and $8 bank Charge

Unfinished business

Website Update

  • Race4Unity has initially gone up on the Website

  • Newsletter tag on the all the newsletters

  • Event pages for For Our City Day and Race4Unity

  • Community connections page – people and organizations that we have contact

Southside Village – South Chandler Historic Neighborhood Project

  • Historic Neighborhood Celebration

    • Block Party will be November 19th, at Harris Park - the neighborhood has met together

    • C4C needs to understand what is needed – Shawn has been in contact with some people working on this but clarity has not been given at this time

    • Special Event Application has been applied, Shawn was listed as the Media contact


    • There are different planners and so some of it is behind schedule. They haven’t given Gloria the list of participants yet. Gloria will let us know what needs to be done.

Courageous Conversations on Race conference

          • Shawn Mitchell and Michael Franklin will be participating in the Courageous Conversations on Race conference in Washington DC where Michael Franklin will be presenting this next week

LEVE collaboration

    • Will be working closely with them

For Our City Day

    • Sat, Oct 22 at 7:00 am – noon with a part in

    • Need Volunteers – We have 2 projects (#3 and #39) – we need volunteers – information needed are name, email, and T-shirt size


    • Held on Sat, Dec 10 that Desert Breeze Park at 9:00 am. It is being held on this day because it is UN Human Rights Day.

    • The website should have the participant registration and vendor booth application live by the end of the week – hopefully.

        • Need everyone to spread the word in your other organizations to have a booth at the event

    • Need to have the DJ and Food Trucks determined by the end of October.

    • Need to consider what kind of entertainment would be available and all that entails – cost, production, diversity inclusion, logistics, etc.

    • Need someone willing to help move the logistics forward during October.

    • Communicate to your other organizations to encourage them to have a booth and to participate in the event.

    • Include a Race 4 Unity Pledge to help people feel more engaged. Gloria has some ideas on this and we would like to incorporate this into the race and/or registration

Martin Luther King Jr Day

    • CMOA Assistance at the Congregational Church – people to support this event – Sun, Jan 15th – see what is needed for support – starting at 5 or 6 pm

    • May want to consider support other cities Martin Luther King Jr events

  • Multicultural Festival Participation – Sat, Jan 14th - Have a booth at the event

New Business

Harris Park Playground selection

    • There is going to be some progress on the playground – need to understand how this might coincide with the South Village Historic Conservation District celebration and what might be required.


      • Healing Racism - Healing from Hate Symposium – Sat, Sept Mesa Community College – Events page on Facebook Healing Racism It goes from 8:00 am – 2:45 with breakfast and lunch provided

      • Experience Interfaith at Arizona Heritage Center in Tempe on Thursday, October 27th at 5:30. This event is free and open to the public but requires a RSVP.

        • A Faith Fair where you can walk from table to table and explore other faith traditions

        • Discussions within small groups learning about the beliefs of different faiths

        • Experience Langher a traditional Sikh meal

      • DECISION: Donate $100 to Shaundrea’s Campaign going to Galveston, TX for the National Miss Juneteenth from Chandler4Change

      • Anyone can invite adults or students to the meetings

Next meeting: Open Meeting on Thursday, Oct 13 at 6:00 pm on Zoom: Lynne volunteered to take minutes.

Adjournment: 7:05pm