The Charleston Forum on Wednesday hosted the former Georgia Minority Leader, Stacey Abrams, where she spoke about inequities in education, economics, and voting rights. The next conversation will be hosted online on May 19th at 2:30 pm with U.S. Senator Tim Scott.
Senator Scott will be discussing racial disparities and his guidance on minority outreach across our communities. The Charleston Forum plans to announce additional speakers to discuss our community’s most important issues as they lead up to the annual event, which will also be hosted online.
This June, in commemoration for our community members lost at Mother Emanuel five years ago and in recognition of the 350th Anniversary of Charleston’s founding, The Charleston Forum will reveal the results of a survey showing the attitudes residents in our tri-county area have about issues of race. The survey concentrates on The Charleston Forum’s principal topics of education, economics, policing and criminal justice, and the future of the past.
To stay up to date on events hosted by The Charleston Forum, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or their website: www.thecharlestonforum.com.
About The Charleston Forum
The Charleston Forum is a community project that strives to provide a dialogue on race that moves the conversation forward, with no pre-set agenda but with a common purpose. The Charleston Forum began in 2016 as a group of local political, business, educational and religious leaders who wanted to provide an outlet to discuss race across many different topics. The Forum has received significant collective support from Charleston leaders including Mayor John Tecklenburg, former Mayor Joe Riley, Reverend Joe Darby and many others.
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