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A courageous conversation with SharRon Jamison: How do we process and heal amidst rage and grief‪?‬ The More We Know Community Show with Dr. Sylvia

    • Society & Culture

The racially-motivated domestic terrorist attack, which led to the murders of ten Black Americans in Buffalo, NY, has caused so much pain and grief. 
 
In the famous words of Fannie Lou Hamer, 1964, 'I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.'
 
So how do we work through this tragedy and get on with our daily lives without fear? How do we heal individually and collectively while the ugly face of racism gets uglier? 
 
In this episode, SharRon Jamison and I have a raw and honest conversation about this awful moment in history. Being in a rare position of wearing multiple hats; an Associate Minister, a corporate executive, a life- strategist, and a DEI expert, SharRon courageously shares her truth. She speaks about the ripple effect of the murders on the black community, what it does to our psyche, and the workplace challenges we often face while grieving from ongoing racist attacks. And the processes she uses to work through it, heal and be supportive while keeping her sanity intact. It's a conversation that moved us deeply. 
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of the following ten people who lost their lives.  
 
Aaron Salter, 55
Pearly Young, 77
Deacon Heyward Patterson, 67
Ruth Whitfield, 86
Katherine Massey, 72
Celestine Chaney, 65
Roberta A. Drury, 32
Andre Mackneil, 53
Margus D. Morrison, 52
Geraldine Talley, 62
 
May their souls rest in peace.  
 
Music: Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired by the Sounds of Blackness 

The racially-motivated domestic terrorist attack, which led to the murders of ten Black Americans in Buffalo, NY, has caused so much pain and grief. 
 
In the famous words of Fannie Lou Hamer, 1964, 'I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.'
 
So how do we work through this tragedy and get on with our daily lives without fear? How do we heal individually and collectively while the ugly face of racism gets uglier? 
 
In this episode, SharRon Jamison and I have a raw and honest conversation about this awful moment in history. Being in a rare position of wearing multiple hats; an Associate Minister, a corporate executive, a life- strategist, and a DEI expert, SharRon courageously shares her truth. She speaks about the ripple effect of the murders on the black community, what it does to our psyche, and the workplace challenges we often face while grieving from ongoing racist attacks. And the processes she uses to work through it, heal and be supportive while keeping her sanity intact. It's a conversation that moved us deeply. 
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of the following ten people who lost their lives.  
 
Aaron Salter, 55
Pearly Young, 77
Deacon Heyward Patterson, 67
Ruth Whitfield, 86
Katherine Massey, 72
Celestine Chaney, 65
Roberta A. Drury, 32
Andre Mackneil, 53
Margus D. Morrison, 52
Geraldine Talley, 62
 
May their souls rest in peace.  
 
Music: Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired by the Sounds of Blackness 

59 min