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Cape Fear Conversations: Black Stories and DEI Roundtable | Wilmington

February 11, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On Saturday, February 11, WHQR presents an informative and enlightening event to celebrate Black History Month: Cape Fear Conversations. We’ll start by hearing Black stories of the Cape Fear region featuring several prominent local voices from the Black community. Then WHQR journalists will lead a roundtable discussion with DEI experts on the state of diversity, equity, inclusion in the area.


  • Derrick Anderson, Host of ‘Facebook Live with Derrick Anderson’
  • Lettie Gore, Historian and Educator
  • Rev. Kojo Nantambo, Pastor — Temple of Truth, Light and Life church
  • Kevin Spears, City of Wilmington Councilman
  • Cedric Harrison, Director of Port City United, Chief Executive Officer at WilmingtoNColor

Roundtable Guests:

  • Donyell Roseboro, Chief Diversity Officer at UNCW
  • Lillian Graning, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Live Oak Bank
  • Linda Thompson, Chief Diversity & Equity Officer for New Hanover County
  • Jamar Jenkins, former Inclusive Small Business Coordinator for Live Oak Bank
    more guests to be announced

Join us for an afternoon of storytelling and civic-minded discussion on the controversies and work that goes into a healthy Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program!

This event is FREE and open to the public, but because space is limited, we ask that you please RSVP with your name and number of people in your party to rsvp@whqr.org.


February 11, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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