15. February 2018 - 18:30 till 20:30
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Real Talk Real Change IX: What the Health Are We Doing?! | The Vision Center | Thursday, 15. February 2018

Our Topic - What In The HEALTH Are We Doing?!?

Panelists - @Faye Johnson of Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, Sequoyah Lindsey-Taylor of ASE Assets, Mike Sell (Concerned Citizen), and Michelle Angelique Poitier of Healing Women Healing Nations of NE Florida Inc.

What - Real Talk... Real Change is the largest annual community dialogue in North Florida. Held in Jacksonville, Florida every year since 2009 this event takes topics crucial to the community and brings about meaningful change in mindsets through authentic dialogue by local and national subject matter experts and regular fold alike. The event is always FREE to attend and is brought to you by E3 Business Group, Inc - Americas, E3 - NF Chapter Members and Eagle Soaring Management Inc

Our Topic - These days we are seeing so many issues around health and an increasing ignorance in understanding the difference between one's health and overall wellness. We will be talking about the current state of our people when it comes to living and ways to change the mindset and actions for individuals, families and communities.

This dialogue will tackle all aspects of health (emotional, physical, mental) and also look at various areas of wellness (family, financial, relationship, community) Local organizations will be represented to help attendees channel their energy into meaningful action.
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  • RTRC DYK - That Real Talk... Real Change has provided opportunities for local entrepreneurs including caterers like Gourmet Punch & More Family Cafe, Celebs Corner Kitchen, Divalicious Desserts; security firm ADA Global Inc Security; video production companies and even clothiers like Men's Warehouse. We constantly spend our $$ right where its needed even as we ensure RTRC is ALWAYS FREE to the public! This is the only community dialogue event which is done and supported by local entrepreneurs who care about the community they do business in. When you see someone with that gold E3 name tag in a meeting know that they are a quality business who cares. http://e3businessgroup.us #LetsGoTimeToLetEmKnow
  • RTRC Looking Back - One of the things overlooked by many is how many people have been spotlighted on Real Talk... Real Change before everyone else knew about their talents and abilities. Before she became a nationally recognized singer and performer we had the talented Akia Uwanda performing amazing renditions of our national anthem. We've had spoken word done by the talented Jus Amanda Batts and earlier Love Reigns. Former panelists who have benefited from this exposure include J Dianne Tribble, Dr. Catherine Barnes, Carolyn McKenzie, Richmond Wynn, Reylius Wonderfulcounselor, Niki Brunson, Alvin W. King, Arlene Cameron-Lloyd, William Jackson, Traci Irven, Octavius Holliday, Teleauba Revels-Rains, Rafael Alvarez, Tri Vu, former JCCI Executive Director Ben Warner, Rev. Tommy J. Rodgers, Pastor Andrew Tate III, Ronnie Cage, Jack Manilla, Mitesh Sangani, Parvez Ahmed, Ceandra Sunshyne Dilley, well known local advocate Chevarra Orrin (when new to Jacksonville), Channel 4's Melanie Lawson-Minor and this young lady who got her first real opportunity to share her voice at Real Talk.. Real Change I Shon Roshanda here sharing how mothers aren't victims. https://youtu.be/5nR6x4PsOcg
  • DYK Octavius Holliday has participated or attended EVERY Real Talk... Real Change dialogue. #Respects
  • RTRC Panelist Intro - We always look to bring someone to the table who can speak from a national perspective and are blessed to have that "voice" living in good ole City of Jacksonville, Florida - Government. Having spoken throughout the U.S. and experienced life as a proud veteran (U.S. Navy), mother and advocate this woman is poised to bring it! Michelle Angelique Poitier is the Founder of Healing Women Healing Nations of NE Florida Inc. and the host of Michelle Speakz. A tireless protector and guide to women, focusing on veterans, with PTSD and victims of various forms of abuse she has developed a keen sense of the impact and importance of mental health. Addressing issues and helping women identify, come to terms and heal before it was a trending topic in America, Michelle brings her own personal story of rejuvenation and rebirth to the panel. Even though the is still on the "path of healing" this mom and grandmom (really?) supports any and all who recognize the value of treating those with mental health challenges with respect and compassion. We look forward to bringing this national speaker to you for one night! Please join us in welcoming her to the panel! In Their Own Words "I wanted to be a part of real talk real change because when dealing with health we need to address all aspects of health and mental health is an important aspect of that. The status of our mental health drives every other aspect of our overall health. #MentalHealthMatters"
  • RTRC Looking Back - This was the most talked about dialogue in the history of Real Talk... Real Change. This was during our follow up community session which tackled various aspects of raising healthy children back in 2009. This was held at MOCA Jacksonville and featured Ronnie Cage, Octavius Holliday and Kevin Cobbin. Over 100 people witnessed this classic exchange about parenting! Enjoy... if you were there let us know!!! https://youtu.be/sdw6mRda-_0
  • RTRC Looking Back - For those of you new to Real Talk... Real Change. There is a reason it is now the largest annual community dialogue in North Florida. This is a clip of how we brought it home for the first one - Breaking The Cycle of Infant Mortality. Remember this Stormin Norman Simon, William Jackson, Kevin Cobbin, Shon Roshanda, Patty Mette? https://youtu.be/k3iouNVaz1k
  • RTRC Panelist Intro - Real Talk... Real Change always seeks to give a Voice to those who may not normally be heard. The tradition continues with our next panelist. Mr. Mike Sell is Continuous Improvement Consultant advising executives on topics such as strategy, culture, and engagement. He has been in the healthcare and insurance industry for more than 10 years, has a decade of working in human resources and payroll, and currently working for NGAHR, the world's largest HR service provider as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt developing programs which are translated and deployed across the world in multiple languages. More importantly Mike is a father of three Abigail (14), Madison (9) and Aiden (8) who attend our local schools, and married to his partner of 17 years (Becky) who is acting PTA president at a local elementary. As a concerned resident of district 8 that has a keen awareness of processes and systems and sees the cause and effects of bad policies on our communities. He will share his perspective as a father, husband and person impacted by the recent trends in health for families. In His Own Words "Whether the disparities in our neighborhoods are the result of intent or ignorance, knowing what we know, looking away now would be a intentional perpetuation of injustice." - Mike
  • RTRC IX Panelist Intro - It is only fitting we begin announcing our panelists with this dynamic entrepreneur, health and wellness expert and mother of two. Sequoyah Lindsey-Taylor is the CEO of ASE Assets, a firm which helps individuals and families build, create and protect their assets in areas of wellness. With over 10 years of experience in health and wellness she has experienced working with families as they seek to better their health outcome through better asset planning and even spent a number of years as a Labor and Delivery Surgical Tech helping bring new babies into the world. She has seen the work "in the trenches" and as a mother is a strong advocate for proper care, nutrition and access to health and wellness resources. As an entrepreneur she is equally impressive having built a successful business and grown as a leader in the E3 North Florida Region, gaining the respect of her peers in the role of E3NF Coordinator. In 2016, she received the highest award in E3 Business Group, Inc - Americas the Eagle Award for her excellence and example in entrepreneurship. Please welcome her as our first introduced panelist for Real Talk.. Real Change IX: What in the Health are we doing?!
  • It would be great to see Autism in this discussion panel. It’s an estimated 15,000+ families and adults with autism in NEF. A lot of families are ignoring the signs, not getting diagnosed, misdiagnosed, and not getting early intervention therapy that can make a tremendous difference for their children. As well as the mental health challenges faced by autism parents and caregivers. #FoodForThought