ORLANDO SENTINEL

Central Florida 100: RIPRBG

Carol Wick, CEO, Sharity Last week: We lost an American hero, a pioneer, and a relentless voice in the pursuit of equal justice under law. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg proved not all superheros wear capes; some wear robes and signature collars. The personification of...

Central Florida 100: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

Carol Wick, CEO, Sharity Last week: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT: Twenty-six years ago, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) — written and passed by then-Sen. Joe Biden — became law. He did it when few in D.C. cared about domestic violence and sexual assault. Biden...

Central Florida 100: POLICING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: & NOT VICTIMS’ FAULT

Carol Wick, CEO, Sharity Last week: POLICING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Tragically, we were reminded domestic violence (DV) killings follow a pattern of predetermined threats. Barbara Tommey, 27, never made it to work Sept. 8 in Orlando. She was gunned down outside her office...

Central Florida 100: NURSING-HOME HEARTBREAK

Carol Wick, CEO, Sharity Last week: NURSING-HOME HEARTBREAK: Gov. DeSantis choked up as families described the agony of being unable to visit their sick and dying loved ones at assisted living facilities during COVID-19. I know that pain — having dropped off my...

Central Florida 100: MAST SHOULD GO

Carol Wick, CEO, Sharity Last week: MAST SHOULD GO: In yet another gross example of the "new normal" in our politics, South Florida voters learned this week of their Congressman Brian Mast's history of "joking" about raping 15-year-old girls. Not only does Congressman...

Central Florida 100: WOMEN SPEAK OUT

Carol Wick, CEO, Sharity Last week: WOMEN SPEAK OUT: On a historic week marking 100 years since women – although not all women – won the vote; Kamala Harris became the first woman of color nominated for vice president. Also heard on Harris’ big night — a fighter with...

Central Florida 100: Stop Sexist, Racist Tropes & Criminal Justice Data

Carol Wick, CEO, Sharity Last week:STOP SEXIST, RACIST TROPES: Whatever your party, all of America should celebrate the historic choice of a woman of color as the vice-presidential nominee. But as we do so, let’s also commit to upending the many sexist, and racist...

Central Florida 100: A STEP BACK ON ABUSE & PHILANTHROPY PRIORITIES

Carol Wick, CEO, Sharity Last week: A STEP BACK ON ABUSE: Donna’s Law marked a new era for Florida in the protection of children from sexual abuse. Unfortunately, Florida also took a step back when Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal overturned a ruling granting...