Dr. Byron Green-Calisch on "Lunchtime Conversations"

Episode 7599,   May 30, 10:08 AM

RadioStPete.com INSIDER news director Nanette Wiser had the pleasure of taking with one of St. Pete’s distinguished young leaders, Dr. Byron Green-Calisch.  We chatted about St. Pete Pride and his non-profit organization Justice Over Everything. The St. Pete Pride month-long festival is back in its full splendor celebrating its 22nd anniversary year led by one of the most diverse boards in the organization’s history. Dr. Byron Green-Calisch, business owner/consultant, LGBTQ+ advocate, and president is the first black president for Florida’s largest Pride celebration. “Being the first Black president is indeed a big deal,” he says. “I also want to acknowledge that we have further to go!”  https://www.stpetepride.org/ 

Dr. Green-Calisch and Michele K. Rayner Esq. founded Justice Over Everything, a social justice center that recognizes that saving individuals from the burning house only saves one person at a time. To truly foster change, we must confront the inferno that is our justice system. This involves enlightening citizens about the profound effects of policies and legislation on their daily existence, championing those ensnared in the justice system, and advocating for change rooted in the lived experiences of our community. Their mission? "We can no longer wait for the "saviors." We are who we have been waiting for; it's time for us to take care of each other! We are a group of lawyers, educators, and organizers committed to representing, educating, and mobilizing our community with an intersectional approach. We recognize that all of our freedom is bound to each other. We aim to dismantle systemic injustices, empower individuals, and create a fair and equitable society for all. Justice Over Everything operates in three distinct areas: litigation, legislation, and education. We believe this wrap-around approach not only engages the Tampa Bay community but shows up when we are needed and advocates for the changes to prevent folks from ever needing us." From legislation (white papers, policy positions, lobbying) to education and training, they help lawyers and non-profit leaders learn how to effectively make a difference for those often disenfranchised and overlooked including immigrants and the LGBTQ+ community. #justiceovereverything #blacklivesmatter #LGBTQ+ #immigrations #equalrights #social justice #stpetepride  #nanettewiser #drbyrongreencalisch #tampabay #radio #radiostpete