What is Shake:
It is disrupting the norm to create positive outcomes, changes and transformation. It is our intent to do good, to show up for one
another, to SERVE in our respective circles of influence in order to transform ourselves, our families, work, and communities. Being
authentically HONEST and ADAPTABLE with KINDNESS generates creativity, innovation and resilience. By sharing our EXPERIENCES,
we continually renew our commitment to demonstrate excellence and inspire others to lift while climbing. And as we give, we
receive. Alicia and Janice formed a partnership to design and facilitate a series of experiences that are safe spaces for individuals to
learn, dialogue and intentionally collaborate. By participating in a SHAKE experience, individuals will have the opportunity to practice
service; honest, meaningful, yet challenging conversations; adaptability, and kindness. Why? These are the values that UDP and CSC
incorporate as they work with their clients. They are not unique; however, they are rarely practiced in concert. Something that Alicia
and Janice have incorporated into the way their organizations and they themselves have done for years.
Ask Keia Pettis about how many police officers are on the streets of Minneapolis today, and it might take her a minute to come up with a number. Ask the 13-year-department veteran how many of those are black women, and the answer is immediate: Seven.
It’s one of the reasons that Pettis has been working to organize a leadership and wellness academy for women of all races — a first for the department — to learn about policing and criminal justice as a potential career path.
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Bob Shelton will turn 86 on July 25. He figures to have totaled 85 or lower for 18 holes at Hiawatha Golf Club a few times in the seven weeks before gaining that extra stroke in the relentless battle of golfer vs. age.
Shelton is black and grew up in New Orleans during decades of virulent segregation. He was in the military in the 1950s. He worked as a caddie before and after that, mostly at New Orleans Country Club and Metairie Country Club.
Freddie Haas Sr. was hired as Metairie’s head pro in 1938. The senior Haas taught the fundamentals of the game to Shelton as a young caddie, with this twist:
“Fred Sr. didn’t know he was teaching me the game,” Shelton said. “He didn’t want to be teaching me. I learned by caddying for him and studying him. He had a sweet flow to his swing.”