Events and Trainings

Throughout the year, the Foundation hosts a number of public and curated events and webinars, including lectures, classes, trainings, workshops, facilitations, and town hall meetings. Diverse community members are invited to learn and teach alongside one another in the interest of advancing racial and health equity.

Most events and trainings will be offered digitally (or with a remote-option) at this time due to COVID-19.

Speakers Who Inspire: Heather McGhee

Mar 15, 2022 @ 10:30 AM

America is often celebrated for having one of the world’s most advanced economies but time and time again policies have been created which routinely fail its people—from the student debt crisis, to the financial crash in 2008, to a lack of universal healthcare. There is a common thread that links these problems, says public policy expert Heather McGhee: Racism.

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Reclamando (Reclaiming) Our Narrative through Words

Jan 22, 2022 @ 11:30 AM

Join us for Session 2: Saturday, January 22, 11:30am-1:00pm Mi Gente Mi Pueblo is announcing Reclamando (reclaiming) our Narrative: Healing and Change through the Power of Words, a free workshop series where the Latinx community can claim their stories, promote healing and belonging, and mobilize participation in racial equity, unity, and advocacy. From December 2021 […]

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Gas Plant and Laurel Park Reunion

Dec 12, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Celebrating the Past, Envisioning the Future Sunday, December 12, 2021  Tropicana Field, Lot 4 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. This reunion is for former residents and family members of both neighborhoods. It will be a fun time for all with free food, entertainment, opportunities to see old friends, and sharing of memories and photos […]

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COVID-19 & Business | A Virtual Town Hall

Nov 18, 2021 @ 4:30 PM

From small businesses to major corporations, the business community has been greatly impacted by COVID-19. In this virtual town hall, panelists will explore the latest in health data, legal considerations around implementing COVID policies, mental health resources and more. Q&A to follow.   The event takes place Thursday, November 18 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Business owners will […]

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Virtual Courageous Conversations

Oct 12, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

Join the hundreds of other local leaders who have started a courageous conversation about race. Intentional dialogue and self-reflection around race have the power to shape practices, policies, and outcomes. Race matters, and more than ever, the capacity to understand and communicate how race impacts our lives is essential for those in leadership positions. Courageous […]

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¿Y Cómo Está Mi Gente? On the move & En la lucha

Oct 2, 2021 @ 9:00 AM

The event will showcase the history, craft, and magic of Latinx creatives and individuals living and loving in Pinellas county. Heal and celebrate the rich Latinx cultures in our community with live music, art, and performances; delicious food trucks; film-screenings, and more.

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Explore Classes and Training Opportunities

Kingian Nonviolence is derived from the nonviolence philosophy and methodology of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from which individuals and communities learn how to address conflict without resorting to violence. It provides a framework for conflict resolution and mediation that can be applied to all areas of conflict in daily life.

Over the Two-Day Kingian Nonviolence Training Core Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation Workshop participants will learn concepts, strategies and tools of conflict reconciliation, including:

  • How to analyze and identify different forms of conflict
  • The Six Principles of Kingian Nonviolence and Six Steps of Nonviolent Social Change
  • Historical perspective of how the Civil Rights Movement changed laws and policy in the United States
  • Skills in cooperative problem-solving strategies that improve the community environment by decreasing tension and hostility

The two-day session hosts 35 participants and is intentionally curated to ensure a diverse cohort.

The Beyond Diversity seminar is designed to help leaders and employees in corporate, government, education, health care, faith-based and non-government or community-based organizations understand the impact of race on their lives, their work, and our culture.

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg partners with the Pacific Educational Group to host this proven program that has engaged more than 100,000 people worldwide to move entire systems toward greater racial consciousness, literacy, and proficiency. Our goal is a community of leaders that have the skills and motivation to work together toward a healthier and more equitable St. Petersburg region.

Beyond Diversity, through its compassionate curriculum, provides tools and practices to engage in, sustain, and deepen dialogue about race in a manner that builds community, launches innovation, and navigates the predictable pitfalls inherent in interracial, multi-cultural conversations in diverse settings.

A balance of race and different sectors is integral to the overall success of the conversations in this intensive two-day course. Register your interest below to be contacted as dates are confirmed and spots become available.

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg has created the first academic course which presents philanthropy, social change, and innovation through a social justice lens. Currently used as an internal training tool, course content is being converted to public facing modules.

The course functions as both a lecture series as well as an interactive seminar. It will highlight innovative models and key trends currently driving philanthropy’s unique potential to transform the way individuals and organizations create social change. Through session readings and interactive activities, participants will examine the current challenges and opportunities that organizations present in the philanthropic field. Additionally, students will explore how to implement scalable, data-driven and human-centered solutions to address the world’s most pressing issues.

Public facing content is in development and will be made available as soon as possible. Share your email address to receive updates.

An effective resident leader is expected to successfully manage changing tides and lift up the gifts and assets of the communities for empowering results. This two-day workshop is anchored in capacity building activities and leadership skills development.

Previous Breakout Sessions have Included:

  • Youth/Young Adult Leadership: Options of Community Tampa Bay
  • Navigating the Education System: League of Women Voters St. Pete and PCS
  • Managing Housing Councils
  • Managing Tenant Participation Funds
  • Zoom/Skype Conversation with Two Capacity Building Experts
  • Conducting Resident Council Elections
  • Hot Topics in Public and Affordable Housing
  • Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) and the Future of Public Housing
  • Advocacy 101: League of Women Voters St. Pete and City/County/CRA

Intergenerational resident leaders are invited to attend and training dates will be added to this page once they are confirmed. Register your interest to receive an email reminder when spots open up.

Join our Community of Changemakers

It is through our collective actions and ideas that we will achieve race and healthy equity in Pinellas County. Keep pushing the movement forward. Connect with the Foundation to stay updated on opportunities, developments, and events around equity.

Thank you for your interest!