Moving from Symbolic Change to Systemic Change in Charleston

Another Look at the Charleston Racial Disparities Report

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Thursday, August 20, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
Zoom Meeting

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In 2017, the College of Charleston's Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture, published the State of Racial Disparities in Charleston County, 2000-2015 report. 

As our region looks for next steps to end racial injustices in our community, the YWCA of Greater Charleston, Together SC, Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative, and E3 are partnering once again to host a virtual discussion reexamining the recommendations from this report within the context of the current racial climate.

This is Part I of a series of discussions grounded in the foundational thinking that racial disparities across sectors, and specifically in South Carolina, are firmly rooted in a system of white supremacy. This system has created the current inequities and therefore cannot be resolved until the system has been acknowledged, disrupted, and rebuilt with equity at its center.

This event is free and all are welcome.

Join us from 9 AM to noon on Thursday, August 20

Co-Presented by Together SC and:

Adrienne Troy-Frazier
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Adrienne Troy-Frazier Executive Director Berkeley County First Steps
Alicia Kokkinis
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Alicia Kokkinis Grants Officer Charleston County School District
Alvin Johnson
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Alvin Johnson Civil Engineer/Project Manager AECOM
Amanda Cote
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Amanda Cote Director of Operations Charleston Parks Conservancy
Amanda Lawrence
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Amanda Lawrence Trident United Way
Amanda Nadel
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Amanda Nadel Prosperity Center Operations Specialist Trident United Way
Anna Lewin
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Anna Lewin Chief Executive Officer SC Community Loan Fund
Audrey Lane
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Audrey Lane Executive Director E3 (Educate, Empower, Elevate)
Barbara Robinson
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Barbara Robinson Executive Director Catawba Area Agency on Aging
Benjamin Bullock
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Benjamin Bullock Director of Operations Together SC
Beth De Santis
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Beth De Santis CEO Fact Forward
Brandi Elkins
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Brandi Elkins Membership Manager Together SC
Carole Swiecicki
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Carole Swiecicki Executive Director Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center, Inc.
Carolyn Rivers
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Carolyn Rivers The Sophia Institute
Cindi Rourk
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Cindi Rourk Director of Business Development Charleston LDC
Courtney Waters
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Courtney Waters Man. Dir. Education Advocacy and Systems Trans Teach for America
Dale Douthat
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Dale Douthat President & CEO United Way of the Lowcountry
David Burden
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David Burden Director of Nonprofit Recruiting The Newell Group
Dennis Muhammad
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Dennis Muhammad Family and Community Engagement Officer Charleston County School District
Faye Jensen
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Faye Jensen Executive Director South Carolina Historical Society
Gabby Totokotsopouos
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Gabby Totokotsopouos Business Manager Charleston Wine + Food
Garcia Williams
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Garcia Williams Executive Director The Medi Community Resource Center
Jane Claiborne
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Jane Claiborne Director Circular Congregational Church
Jeffrey Fleming
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Jeffrey Fleming Chief Operating Officer Palmetto Project, Inc.
Jennet Robinson Alterman
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Jennet Robinson Alterman President and CEO J. Robinson Alterman LLC
Jordan Amaker
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Jordan Amaker Director of Marketing & Communications Lowcountry Local First
Joyce Nesmith
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Joyce Nesmith Executive Director Beyond Our Walls at BOWs Meeting Place
Kaela Hammond
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Kaela Hammond Program & Compliance Manager Coastal Community Foundation of SC
Karyn Page-Davies
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Karyn Page-Davies Chair Stone Soup Storytelling Institute
Katelyn Brewer
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Katelyn Brewer President and CEO Darkness to Light
Katie Zimmerman
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Katie Zimmerman Executive Director Charleston Moves
Kay Haun
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Kay Haun Educator NAACP
Kendra Snipe
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Kendra Snipe YWCA Greater Charleston
Kim Archung
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Kim Archung Program Officer South Carolina First Steps
Lana Kleiman
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Lana Kleiman Executive Director Charleston Legal Access
Lauren Gellatly
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Lauren Gellatly Director of Operations Lowcountry Local First
Lauren Herterich
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Lauren Herterich Executive Director Kids On-Point
Leigh Thomson
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Leigh Thomson Deputy Director Dorchester Seniors, Inc.
Lindsey Vance - 1
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Lindsey Vance - 1 Principal Mpowrd Analytics
Mack Bigby
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Mack Bigby Executive director KickingRacism
Madeleine McGee
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Madeleine McGee President/CEO Together SC
Maggie Kalergis
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Maggie Kalergis Donor Relations Manager Lowcountry Land Trust
Mary Butz
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Mary Butz Administration & Office Coordinator Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative
Mattese Lecque
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Mattese Lecque Retired Feddtal Government. USAR Maj 0/4 Non profit supporter
Melanie Huggins
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Melanie Huggins Executive Director Richland Library
Melissa Calcutt
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Melissa Calcutt Office Manager/Bookkeper YWCA Greater Charleston
Melissa Ladd
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Melissa Ladd Owner/Facilitator issaFacilitation
Paul Garbarini
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Paul Garbarini
Phyllis Martin
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Phyllis Martin Executive Director Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative
Quinn Hayes
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Quinn Hayes Midlands Branch Development Specialist Harvest Hope Food Bank
Sam Clements
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Sam Clements Doors To Dream
Sandy Morckel
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Sandy Morckel President & Change Agent for Inspired Philanthropy Solutions for the Greater Good
Sara Massey
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Sara Massey President Syn-Mass LLC
Savannah Brennan
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Savannah Brennan Director of Programming Charleston Moves
Sherrie Snipes-Williams
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Sherrie Snipes-Williams CEO Charleston Promise Neighborhood
Stephanie Cook
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Stephanie Cook Program Coordinator Berkeley County First Steps
Veronica Hemmingway
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Veronica Hemmingway Southern Lowcountry Director Coastal Community Foundation of SC
169 Other Registered Attendees

For More Information:

YWCA Greater Charleston
YWCA Greater Charleston
1064 Gardner Road Suite 113
Charleston, SC 29407
(843)722-1644
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Meet our panelists

DR. PATRICIA WILLIAMS LESSANE 

Cultural anthropologist Patricia Williams Lessane, PhD, serves as associate vice president for academic affairs and associate professor in sociology at Morgan State University. Prior to this, she served as executive director of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston. She also served as co-principal investigator for the Race and Social Justice Initiative at the College of Charleston. Read more

DARON LEE CALHOUN II 

Historian Daron Lee Calhoun II, coordinator of the College of Charleston Race and Social Justice Initiative at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, specializes in the history of African American higher education. He began working with the Race and Social Justice Initiative in May 2016, coordinating speaker events and programs. Read more