CCSF hosted the first forum of the new Coke Scholars Real Talk series, “What it Means to be Black in America: The pride, the struggles, and the fight for racial equality.”
Thank you to Justin J. Pearson (2013), Lillian Singh (2000), Torarie Durden (1994), Angela Harrell (1991), and Quinn Rallins (2004) for sharing your personal experiences so openly and giving the Coke Scholars community the opportunity to learn and grow together.
The Real Talk series is designed to share our collective experiences from varied points of view. Together, we will cover topics like: being Black in America, racial inequality, religion, LGBTQ rights, gender bias in the workplace, and more. Though the conversations may be challenging the goal is the same, to better understand one another.
Coke Scholars Book Club
TJ Abrams (2001, top left) facilitated two meeting of the Coke Scholars Book Club. The group discussed the book Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
2020 Coke Scholars are participating in the Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Development Institute (LDI) virtually. 30 alumni facilitators are leading them through a curriculum that teaches an inside-out perspective of leadership focusing on 4 pillars: empathy, self-awareness, vision, and inspiration.