Check out graduating senior, Mel Boyd, discussing the African American Studies minor, his favorite course at CofC and his final words of advice regarding student life at College of Charleston.
The Baccalaureate Service for this year’s graduating class is tonight at 6:30p in Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts.
This evening’s speaker is Judge Arthur C. McFarland. Judge McFarland served as the Municipal Court Judge for the city of Charleston for 33 years and served as the city’s chief judge for 28 years. A native of Charleston, he began his career as an Earl Warren Fellow with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in New York.
Judge McFarland was among nine black students who desegregated Bishop England High School in 1964. As an undergraduate at Notre Dame University he founded the Afro-American Society of students organized to promote the interests of black students. He received his JD from the University of Virginia Law School and was admitted to practice law in South Carolina and the Federal and US Supreme Courts. He continues in private practice today, having retired from service to the city of Charleston.
We are honored to have Judge McFarland on campus this evening. His message will center on the intersection of faith and service in daily living.
I hope you will join us at 6:30 in Recital Hall. Academic faculty and staff are invited to wear Regalia to this evening’s service.
Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 Semesters (with option of starting this summer):
Girls Rock Charleston, a local non-profit organization, is partnering with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program to create a Community Organizing Fellowship opportunity for female and/or transgender students. This opportunity is specifically geared towards developing the leadership of students of color, working class students, and immigrant students (of any immigration status), who are all strongly encouraged to apply. Participants will learn the ins and outs of community-based grassroots organizing while completing complementary coursework in their discipline.
Students with an interest in any of the following should consider applying: racial justice work, economic justice work, girls studies, disability studies, LGBTQ justice work, public education, and grassroots social movements.
This is a stipended position with a heavy time commitment (at least 120 hours per semester) during which the Fellow will gain 6 hours of course credit through completing an internship and an independent study. This could also be paired with a bachelor’s essay depending on the student’s interest.
If you are interested, please submit a letter of interest and a letter of recommendation from a professor by Friday, May 31, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Girls Rock Charleston at girlsrockcharleston.org.
Racism in the 21st Century What is changing about racial discrimination? What do phrases such as white privilege, post-racial, or new racism mean to you? Through interactive exercises this workshop will allow us to candidly address how we experience or witness racism differently based on our own social identities. We will consider what new critical race scholarship has to say about the future of the concept of race and the eradication of racism.
Friday, April 12, 3:30-4:30pm, Robert Scott Small Building, Room 248
Co-facilitators Dr. Ade Ofunniyin & Kristi Brian
Who should attend? All interested faculty, staff and students
Kristi Brian, Ph.D.
Director of Diversity Education & Training
College of Charleston
Office of Institutional Diversity
Robert Scott Small Building 238
Charleston, SC 29424
Avery Center to Host “Color in Freedom Experience: An Interactive Journey Along the Underground Railroad”.