RACISM
IS A VIRUS

Viruses cannot be seen by the naked eye. Many create human illness by invading cells and using the cell’s own machinery to replicate, destroying the host cells & infecting other cells. Therefore, systemic racism is like a virus.

Acute events caused by a virus or systemic racism require immediate and focused interactions to stabilize the health of the affected. Unfortunately, the chronic and insidious aspects of systemic racism are often not addressed. Safe Haven Dialogues LLC focuses on empowering and helping potential victims to become change agents against systemic racism in their environment, community or workplace.

Photo by Nicholas Kwok courtesy of Unsplash Inc.

Elements of Safe Haven Dialogues

The key element of Safe Haven Dialogues is training the Individual who is experiencing a significant example of systemic racism in ways to re-frame the problem and to seek a creative solution.

Case History Approach

We utilize a Case history approach in which the victim is guided to describe the incident in terms of Desired Outcome, Situation Description, Emotional Response and Environmental Factors. A multidisciplinary core group or panel with Professional and Personal Experience (PPE) in handling systemic racism explores the Case with the victim and assists the victim in reframing the problem and finding creative solutions that are relevant and suitable for his/her environment.

Confidentiality Of Presenter

Safe haven Dialogues sessions are conducted under Chatham House rules in order to balance confidentiality of presenter and the presenter’s organization and the need for the PPE core group to have the freedom to explore all possibilities.

Anonymized Case Studies

Safe Haven Dialogues will, periodically, publish anonymized case studies and recommendations to help the broader audience interested in empowering their affected associates to become change agents in their organizations.

END SYSTEMIC RACISM

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, But nothing can be changed until it is faced” – James Baldwin

Systemic Racism is not visible, but its effects can often cause significant human illness and death. It invades the psyche and can cause both psychological and physical illnesses. When actions or behaviors of systemic racism overpower the individual, acute reactions occur. When acute reactions occur, as in the case of viruses, intense and urgent interventions are required to return the affected individual to baseline health. Significant also, is the silent transmission of systemic racism. It is not inherited, but like a virus, it spreads via contact and by thoughts or breaths (in the case of viruses).

Photo courtesy of iStock by Getty Images

Core Team

Leader: Frank L. Douglas Ph.D., M.D.

An award-winning industry veteran with more than three decades of experience in healthcare, pharmaceuticals and entrepreneurship, Douglas has held leadership roles in both large and small biopharmaceutical companies.

HUBERT DAGBO

Financial Analyst

BERNICE LOWE FLOWERS

Journalist/Senior Human Resources Management Analyst

NADIYAH HALL

Human Resources Director

SANDRA C. HAYNES MD, CHCQM-PHYADV

Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Utilization Review Medicine

REGINALD JENNINGS, Esq

Managing Director Wallingsford Associates

JUDITH LEE, CFP, CRPC

Merrill Lynch
Senior Vice President
Wealth Management

LEVERN MCELVEEN

Levern McElveen & Associates
Transportation Safety Expert

VALENCIA SANDERS

Pharmaceutical Sales Manager Oncology Specialist

powered by Tome Publishing and Media LLC