By Elsa Collins
Taylor Branch, a Pulitzer Prize winning historian, gave a presentation on “Black Lives Matter: What Have We Learned” to a Broadmead Zoom audience in July. He talked about the Civil Rights Movement and his own education about racial realities. Despite the period’s frightening events, he said, the movement produced an expansion of the ideas of freedom in the United States and opened doors to equal citizenship not only for African Americans and people of color, but for women, the disabled, immigrants, gays, and people of various religious beliefs.
Broadmead is pleased to announce that Trisha Wiggins has joined our community as the new Executive Assistant to Robin Somers, President & CEO. In her new role, Trisha oversees the scheduling and day-to-day activities of the office of Broadmead’s President & CEO, while also managing many aspects of Broadmead’s Board of Trustees, the Friends Care Inc.’s Board of Directors, and members of Broadmead’s Executive Leadership Team.
By Dr. Jennifer Jimenez Maraña, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Broadmead
In his video series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” Emmanuel Acho reads a letter from a White woman who grew up in the 1940s. She wrote that racism was embedded in her experience growing up, but now she has been listening and is still learning. She asked that Acho and others “not give up” on people like her, adding, “I’m awake now and determined to wake others up.” When I shared the video with a group of residents I work with at Broadmead, a life plan community in Cockeysville, Maryland, some of them acknowledged that the letter could have easily been written by them.
By Jackie Mintz
By profession, Ann Hunter was a librarian. She worked in the Baltimore City school system for two stints between 1967 and 2007. Her last post, beginning in 1992, was at James Mosher Elementary School. She retired in 2007.
Needless to say, 2020 has been a difficult year. The global pandemic has brought with it unimaginable challenges. Through it all, Broadmead’s Volunteer Coordinator, Sara Moore, along with numerous volunteers and staff members, have stepped up to those challenges.