It’s big­ger than Star­bucks

South Florida Times - - METRO -

MI­AMI SHORES, Fla. – When two black men were led out of a Philadel­phia Star­bucks in hand­cuffs for essen­tially do­ing what peo­ple go to Star­bucks to do, the in­ci­dent pre­sented an op­por­tu­nity for a na­tional con­ver­sa­tion about racial bias and all its con­se­quences. The Star­bucks Cor­po­ra­tion has sched­uled a train­ing to oc­cur at all its stores on May 29. Lo­cally, a fo­rum will al­low South Florid­i­ans to learn more about how im­plicit bias im­pacts many ar­eas of so­ci­ety, and what they can do in­di­vid­u­ally to chal­lenge this way of think­ing and be­hav­ing.

“It’s Big­ger than Star­bucks – A Unity360 Com­mu­nity Di­a­logue on Racial Bias in Amer­ica,” is sched­uled for Tues­day, May 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mi­ami Shores Com­mu­nity Church, 9823 NE 4th Ave., Mi­ami Shores. The event is free; how­ever, reg­is­tra­tion is sug­gested via Eventbrite.


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