Living Your Truth with Tommy Preston, Jr. and C. Edward Rawl, Jr.

Living Your Truth is a series of conversations with those on the front lines, who bravely and gracefully live the truth of their hearts within their formidable lives. Hosted by the Social Justice Racial Equity Collaborative Council, and convened by The Sophia Institute, it is our hope their words inspire and challenge each of us to find our own truths. Listen to them speak personally and passionately about their work for social justice, racial equity, and transformative change.

Speakers: C. Edward Rawl, Jr.  and Dr. Tommy Preston, Jr.
Moderated by Dwayne Green

This is a tuition free event.  Registration is requested for planning purposes.

Our Speakers

TOMMY PRESTON, JR. Vice President Ethics Law & Global Compliance, The Boeing Company – Tommy Preston, Jr. is the vice president of Ethics at The Boeing Company, where he leads a team of global professionals focused on articulating, amplifying and embedding the company’s values across the enterprise. The Ethics organization also ensures efficient and trusted reporting mechanisms and a strong anti-retaliation policy; works with senior leadership to foster a speak up culture through messaging and employee engagement; and embeds ethics advisors across Boeing business units and sites to identify risk areas, reinforce expectations of ethical behavior and provide bespoke guidance to employees. Preston is also co-chair of the company’s Racial Equity Task Force, and collaborates with stakeholders to advance key measures of equity, diversity and inclusion within the company. [Learn.More]

C. EDWARD RAWL, JR. Senior Counsel, Boeing South Carolina
C. Edward Rawl, Jr. is a Senior Counsel at The Boeing Company in its Labor, Employment & Benefits Law Group. He works on a wide range of labor and employment matters related to strategy, counseling and advice, union avoidance, and litigation across the Boeing enterprise with a geographic focus in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and West Virginia, supporting Boeing Commercial, Defense, and Services businesses. Prior to joining Boeing in 2016, Edward was a partner at Fisher Phillips LLP in Columbia, South Carolina. Edward is a member of Boeing’s 20-member Racial Equity Task Force advising the Company’s CEO and Executive Counsel on matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, driving systemic improvements across the enterprise. [Learn.More]

Our Moderator

Dwayne Green, Moderator Dwayne Green is a local attorney who practices municipal law and general litigation.  He grew up in Charleston and attended Porter-Gaud School where he graduated in 1987.  After graduating from Porter-Gaud, Dwayne attended Princeton University where he graduated with a bachelors degree in Politics in 1991.  He took a year off before attending law school at the University of Iowa where he graduated with his Juris Doctorate degree in 1995. [Learn.More]

The Social Justice, Racial Equity Collaborative

The Social Justice, Racial Equity Collaborative, convened by The Sophia Institute, seeks a just, sustainable, and thriving community where all people are empowered to fulfill their human potential. With its 37 member Council and multiple Engagement Partners, the SJRE Collaborative works from the inside out to recognize a healthy, diverse, and inclusive community grows out of an acknowledgement of interdependence and shared humanity. By addressing the challenges that emerge from structural and institutional racism, the SJRE Collaborative is working to transform Charleston into a more just and equitable place to live, work, and thrive.

More information about the Social Justice, Racial Equity Collaborative can be found by contacting its co-chairs elect Dwayne Green or Carolyn Rivers at

This is a free event. Registration is requested to help with planning.

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Sep 28 2021

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