About Us

Together is Better Alliance (TiBA) Board of Directors and its dedicated volunteers work to promote reconciliation and recovery which includes:

  • Facilitating screenings of documentaries (e.g. The Long Shadow), and other films or relevant information related to the history of slavery and racial inequity
  • Conducting continuing conversation series in collaboration with educational, civic, faith based, corporate and other institutions committed to addressing the challenges of race in this country.
  • Continued development of strategic relationships with a broad range of individuals and organizations committed to addressing the issue of race relations
  • Expanding and raising awareness around the issues of racism that exist in this country through a variety of strategies, including creating a presence in several locations across the country to perform the described activities, will launch a lecture series with learned speakers on the issue of racism and its societal impact; and conduct educational tours to historically significant sites, museums, institutions, etc.
Linda Diamond Shapiro, AM, MBA, Senior Vice President of Conlon & Dunn Public Strategies, Chicago, IL, leads the Together is Better Alliance Team to develop our strategy.

Linda Diamond Shapiro, AM, MBA, Senior Vice President of Conlon & Dunn Public Strategies, Chicago, IL, leads the Together is Better Alliance Board of Directors in strategy development.

Mission

The mission of our organization is:

to foster knowledge and engagement that will break down resistance to confronting our country's shared legacy of slavery.

2019 Together is Better Alliance Strategic Planning Meeting
2019 Together is Better Alliance Strategic Planning Meeting

Meet the Team

The Board of Directors of Together is Better Alliance is led by Board President, Sharon Hatchett. These dedicated volunteers are committed to actively taking measures to dismantle systemic racism.

Sharon Hatchett

President

Xcylur Stoakley

Vice-President

Tom Denio

Treasurer

Bruce Bondy

Engagement

Amania Drane

Engagement

Van Gilmer

Engagement

Mae Smith

Education 

Volunteer Leadership Team Members

Paul Scott, Law Enforcement Liaison
Andy Swindler, Strategy & Facilitator
Dr. Tom Voigt, Curriculum & Strategy

Partner Organizations

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