620 Round Table on Social Justice / 2005-2006 Series
A forum for Tampa Bay community leaders to discuss social justice issues affecting our community


Social Justice


Program Overview

The Studio@620 is launching a forum for Tampa Bay community leaders to be able to discuss issues of social justice affecting our community. The 620 Round Table on Social Justice will explore local, national and global issues that affect our lives and, all too often, infringe upon human dignity. We at The Studio@620 would like to provide an environment where we can learn from each other and grapple with the complexity of the dramatic social issues in our community. Eckerd College Professor of Political Science Bill Felice, and Dean Ron Hill from the University of South Florida School of Business, will serve as co-facilitators of the round table discussions.


Space is limited and RSVPs are required.


Eckerd College

University of South Florida,
St. Petersburg


Program Dates & Times

6:00 - 9:00 pm
Race Relations in St. Petersburg and Florida

Goliath Davis
Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg

Raymond Arsenault
Professor of History, USF St. Petersburg

6:00 - 9:00 pm
The Hard v. Soft
Case for Diversity

Hank Clemons
President and CEO of the HLC Group, a leadership, diversity consulting and training firm

Sebastian Dortch
Director of Human Resources at the St. Petersburg Times

Teddy Pierre
Founder and head of the Pascall Company, a Tampa based form that focuses on recruitment of Black professionals

Margarita Sarmiento
Formerly handled corporate diversity initiatives for the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) and is now a consultant with the Pascall Compan

Jaye Ann Terry
Director, Community Outreach and Diversity Initiatives at USF-St. Petersburg College of Business

6:00 - 9:00 pm
Threats to
Academic Freedom

Donald Eastman
President of Eckerd College

Karen White
Chancellor of USF St. Petersburg

6:00 - 9:00 pm
FDR’s “Four Freedom’s” as Ethical Guidelines
to US Foreign Policy in the 21st Century

Barnet Hartston
Professor of History, Eckerd College

Bill Felice
Professor of Political Science, Eckerd College

6:00 - 9:00 pm
Social Inequality       

Professor Roy Kaplan
USF Tampa

Dr. Ginger Barber
Director of the Carter G. Woodson African-American

6:00 - 9:00 pm
Sudan and Genocide

“To Fetch a Pail of Water” by Peter Stone

Noreen Brand
Director of the Florida Holocaust Museum