Thursday, June 17, 2010, 6:30 PM
Synagogues and Solidarity: Jewish Connections between the Caribbean and South CarolinaArnold Hall, Jewish Studies Center, 96 Wentworth Street
Featured speakers include: Saskia Coenen-Snyder (University of South Carolina), Jennifer Henriques-Phillips (Jamaican artist/Charleston resident), Barry Stiefel (College of Charleston), Michael Stoner (University of West Indies)
In collaboration with the South Carolina Caribbean Culture and Heritage, Inc., this symposium is the opening event of the 2010 Charleston Carifest. This event will include a Masquerade Fete on Friday, June 18 and a Caribbean Carnival Street parade through downtown Charleston ending at Brittle Bank Park on Lockwood where a festival will be held that highlights cultural music, dance, and food. For more information on the festival, contact Lorna Shelton Beck at www.charlestoncarifest.com.