Watch the Union Baptist Church 125 year anniversary service featuring Reverends Horace Sheffield III.
Vice Chair Nicole Small of the Detroit Charter Commission and Horace Sheffield, a social activist and media personality, explain why the Detroit Mayor’s land value tax proposal has become a source of legislative division and mistrust.
Additionally, Kevon Martis, the co-founder of the “Our Home Our Voice” coalition, describes the local opposition to state-controlled siting for large-scale wind and solar projects.
…Why is diversity and representation important to nonprofit executive boards?
“Diversity brings a wide range of experience and solutions to any organization,” the Rev. Horace Sheffield III says. “As a nonprofit, all of our problems are complex because we work so closely with the community. It expands our scope of service so we can meet people where they are at.”
Sheffield has been a community pillar in the Detroit area for over 40 years and serves as the executive director of The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO). He has served as a board member of St. John Northeast Hospital, the Black Leadership Commission on Aide, and the National Cares Movement.
“Diversity is more than just racial,” Sheffield says, “There are things like generational, sexual identity, and even cultural differences that we have to be aware of. But it is important to have as many different people in the room as you can. Everyone has their own story.”
Canvas Rebel is excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful Horace Sheffield. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with Horace below.
Horace, thanks for taking the time to share your stories with us today We’d love to hear about the things you feel your parents did right and how those things have impacted your career and life.
My parents raised me with a sense of legacy and with the belief that knowledge and a formal education was the greatest equalizer; even if one was poor and African American…