Police Brutality

June 2, 2020

I’d like to invite you and your teams (and families) to a session next week — Tue, Jun 9 at 12pm ET — with Antoine Joyce, a longtime community activist and leader who will talk about long-term solutions to racism and police violence. 

Just this morning, Antoine published an important Op-Ed in the Dallas Morning News – Dallas, we need to have some hard conversations about race in order to heal

And, he has graciously agreed to join us next week.

Antoine Joyce
Solutions to Racism and Police Violence?
Tue, Jun 9
12pm ET, 9am PT

Would you like to join us?

If yes, reply back and we’ll send you the details. 

And feel free to invite colleagues, friends, or family. Just email me (or have them email me).



P.S. Below is Antoine’s biography, links to his TEDx talk and other resources, and some unusual facts about him, his life, and his philosophy.  

Antoine Joyce Biography

Vice President and City Leader 
All Stars Project of Dallas

Antoine Joyce is a global leader in building long-term solutions for inner-city young people.

As a young African-American from Bed-Stuy, Antoine began performing and then volunteering with a youth development (and anti-violence) program called the All Stars. He was so dedicated that he joined the staff in 1997 and today he’s the Vice President and City Leader of Dallas All Stars.

Through experience gained growing up with the All Stars, Antoine has been instrumental in developing programs around the world with concentrated focus in New York, Dallas, Newark, and the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Antoine is also a DJ and promoter and has produced concerts and tours for, among others, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Hip Hop pioneer, Grandmaster Flash

From All Stars corporate partners, Antoine learned the art of working with business leaders and became so good that Hunt Consolidated Energy Chairman and CEO Hunter Hunt invited him to move to Dallas to launch the All Stars there.

As a social entrepreneur,  Antoine built the Dallas program from the ground up, where he and his team have worked with more than 5,000 young people and their families in the poor communities of South Oak Cliff and West Dallas.

Read Antoine’s Op-Ed in today’s Dallas Morning News
Watch Antoine’s TEDx talk
Watch NBC Dallas on Police Violence and Antoine’s Dallas Program

Some unusual facts about Antoine Joyce

Antoine Joyce is unusual in many ways:

— Grew up poor in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy
…failed 10th grade, but then turned his life around and is now Vice President of an international youth program and has traveled the world speaking (including giving a TEDx talk).

— He’s angry about police brutality *and*
…he works with police chiefs and departments to create new kinds of relationships between the police and African-American, Chicano, Asian, and poor white youth

— He’s political in a broad sense *but*
…NOT partisan. He works closely with Republicans, Democrats, and Independents — he believes everyone, including, of course, poor youth, should have a seat at the table. 

— He’s a DJ and rapper and boardroom organizer
…who has produced concerts for hip hop pioneer, Grandmaster Flash (first rapper to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) AND he sits in boardrooms organizing corporate CEOs and other leaders to do something positive for youth.

P.S. We have lots of other great talks coming up and archives worth watching. See below. Email Britany if you’d like an invite.

Most Popular Recordings

Upcoming Sessions

  • The Art of Transformation: Beyond Control – Fri, June 5 @12pm ET
    Pete Anderson, VP, Agile Experience Owner, Transformation Office, US Bank
    We recently learned that longtime CG member, Pete Anderson, has been preparing to give a TEDx talk on his professional learnings from two Fortune 125 Transformation efforts.  To get some practice under his belt, Pete will be doing a dry-run of his talk for the CG community. Email Britany if you’d like an invite.

    And, email Britany if you’d like to schedule a dry-run of a talk you are preparing (members only).
  • ‘Animals Included’ at the Zoomaha Zoo – Wed, June 10 @4pm ET
    Tina Cherica, President & CEO of the Omaha Zoo Foundation, and Cheryl Morris, Ph.D., Vice President of Conservation, Omaha ZooMost don’t know that Omaha is home to one of the top 3 zoos in the world. Further, it holds this position largely because of its intense focus on conservation and user experience – including that of its 4-legged, winged, aquatic, and amphibious customers.  Tina Cherica and Cheryl Morris will talk about how the Zoo has built a vigorous program of scientific investigation in the fields of molecular genetics, reproductive physiology, nutrition, and conservation medicine. And then they will take us behind-the-scenes with some of the zoo’s residents. (Spoiler: one of them is from the Indian subcontinent, the other from sub-Saharan Africa. One more hint: one has a prehensile lip and the other teams up with her cousins and sisters to hunt. Can you guess which animals you’ll be meeting?). Email Britany if you’d like an invite.
  • Leadership Lessons from the Early Innings of COVD-19 – Tue, June 16 @3pm ETElizabeth Harz, CEO, SitterCity.com
    When the world changed overnight with the COVID-19 pandemic it created immediate and enormous challenges—but also the opportunity to make a difference. These are the times in our lives that truly reveal and define us.This is the story of what Elizabeth Harz, CEO of SitterCity.com learned in the first innings of this pandemic. Email Britany if you’d like an invite.
  • Getting Started with Visual Methods – Thu, June 18 @12pm ET
    Summer Koide, Senior Director of New Ventures, TargetIf you’ve ever seen Graphic Recording live at a conference, or been the benefactor of a visual facilitator for an offsite or workshop, you may have seen the power that visuals can bring to any group setting. Join this adventure to get started with the basics of visuals. Council member Summer Koide from Target will talk about why visuals work, how visuals can appear in your work, and instruct you through some hands-on practice. This session is designed for beginners and those interested in clearing the first hurdle in your visual journey. All you need is paper and a pen – bonus points if you scrounge up drawing utensils in multiple colors. Email Britany if you’d like an invite.

Recent Talks and Activity Recordings

  • The Gender Gap in Film 
    Diana Martinez, Ph.D., Film Streams’ Artistic DirectorIn this two-part session, we first hosted a watch party of the documentary ‘Half the Picture’, about the disparity in women directors in film, while chatting about it live on a Slack channel. Then, Diana joined us for a QnA based on the film and what members learned from it. This recording is of the QnA portion and features a robust conversation of the gender and diversity issue the industry is facing. (Note: this was originally scheduled as an in-person “adventure” for Council members meeting in Omaha). 
  • The Future Path of the Pandemic 
    Kirk Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Global Environmental Health at University of California, Berkeley
    UC Berkeley’ s Professor Kirk Smith is a leading epidemiologist and public health scientist and joined me for a live QnA. Smith is currently a Professor of Global Environmental Health, the founder and co-Director of the university’s Global Health and Environment Program, and Associate Director for International Programs at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. Special thanks to member George Eberstadt who invited Professor Smith to speak to us. 
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and the Museum Experience
    Jack Becker, Ph.D., Executive Director & CEO, Joslyn Art Museum
    Over the last several years Jack Becker and his team at the Joslyn Art Museum have prioritized a diversity initiative – ranging from special exhibitions to diversifying the permanent collection (including acquiring works of art from Kehinde Wiley, Mickalene Thomas, and Maria van Oosterwyck). Jack took members on a behind the scenes Zoom tour of the Museum’s ‘evolution of access.’ (Note: this was originally scheduled as an in-person “adventure” for Council members meeting in Omaha). 
  • Dan Ariely: How COVID-19 Changes Consumer Behavior (YouTube)
    Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University
    Dan Ariely, the best-selling author of Predictably Irrational and other books, is an Israeli-American professor and global authority on behavioral economics. He advises governments and a range of corporations on behavioral economics and policy including now during this global pandemic, and on this webinar, he shared how COVID-19 may affect consumer behavior now and in the long-term. Special thanks to member Doug Claffey for inviting the wonderful Dan Ariely to speak to us.
  • How Buffett Built a Pandemic-Proof Company (YouTube)
    Phil Terry, Founder & CEO, Collaborative Gain

    I teach a number of key concepts and values including what Buffett calls Noah’s principle: “Predicting rain doesn’t count; building arks does.” And what an ark Berkshire has become. I walk listeners through a brief history of the company, its culture and values, and show how Buffett has designed a pandemic-proof company.
  • Fireside Chat with Don Graham (No Recording)
    Don Graham, Chairman, Graham Holdings
    Don Graham was the longtime CEO and Chairman of the Washington Post Company (now he is the Chairman of Graham Holdings). Graham and Buffett have been friends for almost 50 years and both joined the board of the Washington Post Company at the same time in the early 1970s. Buffett became a longtime mentor to Graham and has publicly said Graham is one of the smartest people he’s ever met. Phil adds that Graham is also one of the most humble and genuine. We spent 90 minutes in a fireside conversation with Don. Terrific.
  • Leading the NBA during Coronavirus (YouTube)
    Mark Tatum, Deputy Commissioner and COO, NBA
    Mark Tatum is second in command of what is now a ~$9 billion multi-media, content-streaming global juggernaut with a 215 country footprint. Tatum has been instrumental in many historic initiatives including the first NBA game in Africa, the launch of seven NBA Academies around the world for youth and elite development, and the debut of the Jr. NBA World Championship, a first-of-its-kind global youth basketball tournament. His portfolio includes the league’s accelerating new-technology push, which has gained momentum since the crisis. Mark joined us to talk about what he’s learned in real-time about leading during this massive upheaval, including thoughts on how technology may change the game and when the league might re-open.
  • 2008 vs. 2020 – Financial Crisis vs. Pandemic (YouTube)
    Dean Cecilia Rouse, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton

    Professor Cecilia Rouse is the Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and one of the top economists in the world, as well as one of very few African American women in the upper levels of the profession. A member of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers in 2009-2011, she spoke with us about the difference between the crisis we face today and the financial crisis of 2008.
  • Virtual Wine Tasting (YouTube)
    Anthony Giglio, New York-based sommelier, journalist, and author 
    A Virtual Wine Tasting with Anthony Giglio, one of the most entertaining wine and spirits authorities on the planet. He is a writer, educator, curator of the Amex Centurion lounge wine program and raconteur who motivates countless imbibers to trust their own tastes and relax the rules. Anthony led us through a tasting using what most of us have in our wine cabinet already – something sparkling.
  • Brainstorming on Zoom (YouTube)
    Elizabeth Peaslee, human-centered design practitioner, educator, facilitator, and coach, and CG Councils moderator
    While you have some of the basics of remote working down, you probably are finding it hard to brainstorm, ideate, and innovate with everyone on your team working remotely. If that’s true for you — and it’s for most of us — then watch this session where CG Moderator Elizabeth Peaslee ran training on tools and frameworks you can use to brainstorm remotely.
  • Managing Pressure​ During the Covid-19 Crisis (YouTube)
    Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, President and Co-Founder, IHHP
    Everyone is feeling the effects of these uncertain times. Tough decisions need to be made; difficult conversations need to take place. Emotional intelligence expert Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry explained how to use emotional intelligence to best manage your team and the tough decisions and conversations you face through this challenging time.
  • See talks from the last month and beyond here.

About the Author

Phyl Terry

Phyl Terry, Founder and CEO of Collaborative Gain, Inc., launched the company’s flagship leadership program – The Councils – in 2002 with a fellow group of Internet pioneers from Amazon, Google, and others. Thousands of leaders from the Internet world have come together in the last 15 years to learn the art of asking for help and to support each other to build better, more customer-centric products, services, and companies.

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