The Way Forward: Let's Get Uncomfortable
The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara presents the third lecture in the Inclusion in Action series, titled “The Way Forward: Let's Get Uncomfortable” with Myke Rousell on February 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM PST.
Myke Rousell will present a thought-provoking talk on the experience of being Black in America. By sharing personal encounters and experiences he will disabuse us of the belief that we live in a color-blind society. Mike is a Rotarian, a Texan, a CPA, a husband, and a father of 4 children.
He will share experiences that may not make news, but do leave scars. He doesn't think of BLM so much as an organization, but rather as a long-desired wish. Myke was inspired to speak for the benefit of his children and impress upon those of us who are not a visible minority that we as a nation can (and must) do better.
Myke Rousell is a Certified Public Accountant. He was born and raised in New Orleans, LA, but later moved to Texas and is a proud Alumni of Copperas Cove High school. He graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Tabor College in Kansas. At Tabor, he played basketball and also became an All American in the triple jump in Track and Field. He has been a public accountant for over 10 years. He began his professional career at a firm in Kansas working under Carol Lee and eventually moved back to Central Texas joining his current firm BGFN Certified Public Accountants in 2017. He proudly serves as the Sergeant at Arms for Temple Rotary South Club. He is actively involved within the community and is what they call a social butterfly. His hobbies include sports, fishing, hunting, but his most passionate hobby is being a Dad.  He lives on a little 12 acre farm with his fiancée, Sarah, and their four beautiful children, Camryn, Jackson, Landon, and Aubrey.
Spark! is a lecture series sponsored by Central Coast Rotary clubs. The series promotes insight and understanding by presenting experts in science, politics, social issues, and innovation.
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