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BE WELL Expo – 3/7

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March 7 – BE WELL Expo – College of Charleston’s 2nd Annual Be Well Expo is 26 days away! Join us for a FREE day filled with tailored workshops, physical activities such as Zumba, HIIT and Yoga, and lunch provided by Panera Bread. Learn ways to manage stress and seek community so you can thrive on campus.  

  • Register today by either scanning the QR on the flyer or by clicking here

GSEC & WREN Event: “Collective Day of Action for Bodily Autonomy” – 2/19

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GSEC is partnering with WREN for the Collective Day of Action for Bodily Autonomy at the SC Statehouse, Feb 19th. WREN will provide bus transportation and lunch for a CofC team of students, faculty and staff who want to spend the day in Columbia. We will have the chance to observe the legislative process, meet lobbyists and community activists from across the state, and raise our voices for reproductive justice and trans-inclusive health care! Email to get information about transportation, and register here that WREN can get an accurate lunch count!

SAVE THE DATES: Mariah Parker Campus Visit & Community Performance 2/27-28

Signature WGS Event bridging Black History Month and Women’s History Month: Mariah Parker, February 27th, 5pm, Rita 101: Cultivating Courage: From Experience to Political Action for Justice.  

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Join us for TWO evenings of educational, politically progressive, and inspirational events featuring Mariah Parker who will deliver an evening lecture on campus (2/27), and then a performance at the Royal American (2/28) with local activist Mika Gadsden and artist Benny Starr.  

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While some members of our campus community will be honoring former Ambassador Nikki Haley with an award on 2/27, we will join in defiance and in community to be inspired by Mariah, a young, Black, openly queer, community organizer, recently elected city council woman in Athens, GA who is also a Ph.D. student in Linguistics (at UGA) and rapper. She is emblematic of courage in politics! Mainstream media outlets have characterized Mariah as part of the wave of young women of color “rescuing the Democratic party and “expanding the parameters of black leadership.” See attached flyers for information and a list of all our many campus sponsors! 

MLK Day Celebration: “The Dream in 2020: Conviction in our Purpose, Clarity in our Mission, Resilient in our Progress”

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The Black History Intercollegiate Consortium’s 30th Annual MLK Celebration is on January 21, 2020 at 6:30PM – “The Dream in 2020: Conviction in our Purpose, Clarity in our Mission, Resilient in our Progress” – MUSC Drug Discovery Building Auditorium, 70 President Street

Reception to follow in the Drug Discovery Lobby

FREE event, open to the public!

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week – 11/17-11/22

November 17-22 – Center for Civic Engagement’s Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week! 

CCE’s Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is packed with awesome, informative events! Check out the attached flyer (or read below) to see the full line-up and how you can participate and support this initiative.

  • SUNDAY, NOV 17 – Stono Preserve Harvest Day with One80 Place (2-4pm)
  • MONDAY, NOV 18 – Tabling in Cougar Mall from 10-2, Living Wage Workshop (11:30-1pm, Stern 205), Town Hall on Housing Security (4:30-6:30, RITA 101)
  • TUESDAY, NOV 19 – Tabling in Cougar Mall from 10-2, Farmers’ Market Pop-Up (11-2, Admissions Courtyard), Challah for Hunger Bake (3-7, JSC Arnold Hall)
  • WEDNESDAY, NOV 20 – Tabling in Cougar Mall from 10-2, Social Justice Coffee Hour (2:30-4:30, Stern 205), Stone Soup Collective and Climate Change Theatre Action (5-7, 14 Green Way)
  • THURSDAY, NOV 21 – Tabling in Cougar Mall from 10-2, MUSC Urban Farm (3:30-5:30, 29 Bee Street), Careers in the Food System Workshop (6-7:30, Stern 205)
  • FRIDAY, NOV 22 – Tabling in Cougar Mall from 10-2, Einstein Bagels (11am in Stern lobby), Reconsidering $4.50 Debrief Lunch (11:30-1pm, Lightsey 2nd Floor)

Project Condom: A Night in Hollywood Event, 11/4

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Project Condom: A Night in Hollywood event  The Schoolhouse (720 Magnolia Road) – Doors open at 6:00pm, show from 7-8:30

Join us for an event where fashion meets sexual health! We have 13 design teams creating outfits, 2 drag performances, food from Billie’s Burgers, a DJ, Chris Bennett from z93 Jamz, Carolyn Murray judging, giveaways, and free HIV testing!  Plus it’s Hollywood themed, so there should be lots of great fashion. Red carpet attire encouraged but not required. FREE event for all ages!

An Evening with Carolyn Forché, 11/4

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November 4 – An Evening with Carolyn Forché – 6-7pm at the Burges Auditorium at Ashley Hall – 

Join us for an intimate discussion with Carolyn Forché, award-winning poet of witness, acclaimed memoirist, and human rights advocate, about her memoir, What You Have Heard Is True. Free and open to the public! Reservations recommended, visit: 

Social Justice Coffee Hour, 10/23

WEDNESDAY, October 23 – Social Justice Coffee Hour – Alumni Center (86 Wentworth St), 2:30-4:00pm 

This is the first Social Justice Coffee Hour Of the semester which will be focused on Development Density In the Lowcountry. Hear insights from speakers Cyrus Buffum, Omar Muhammed, and Dr. Barry Stiefel. Bring your own mug! (flyer attached) 

AFFA’s LGBTQ Health Expo: Saturday, 10/12

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AFFA’s LGBTQ Health Expo – Saturday, October 12 from 10:00-2:00 – Arthur Christopher Community Center (265 Fishburne St)

FREE Event! Come and go or stay all day – connect with providers and get more information about trans/nonbinary health preventative screenings, navigating insurance, mental health resources, and LGBTQ empowerment.

RSVP on Facebook!

International Pronouns Day & Spirit Day Events, 10/16-17


International Pronouns Day

Second Annual Observance: October 16, 2019

International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity, but many transgender and gender nonconforming people are regularly called by the wrong pronouns, which causes erasure and marginalization.

International Pronouns Day occurs on the third Wednesday of October each year, and in 2019 is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The College of Charleston has officially endorsed International Pronouns Day, joining hundreds of groups around the world, including groups based in Australia, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Rwanda, Singapore, the UK, the USA, and individual registrants in a variety of additional locations such as Denmark, Hong Kong, and Mexico. The full list of endorsers is online at:

To recognize International Pronouns Day, WGS, MSPS, GSEC, Out Front, Prism and our local LGBTQ+ youth organization, We Are Family, will be conducting outreach on Cougar Mall, and hosting educational events on Wednesday and Thursday of this week (see info below!).

Show your support by posting online using the #PronounsDay hashtag, encouraging create supportive institutional policies and practices, and creating awareness on our campus and in the Charleston community. “Trans and gender nonconforming people, especially Black folks and those perceived to be feminine, are often harmed by many forms of interpersonal and systemic violence. An action as small as respecting names and pronouns can begin a conversation about justice and about creating the workplaces, educational environments, and communities where we all thrive,” said Shige Sakurai (they), the campaign’s founder and the creator of the educational website. “For me, it’s a spiritual undertaking, and it’s about wellbeing. We have to end assumptions and erasure and the harm they create.”

“Intersecting forms of oppression deeply impact transgender communities. These actions are part of the larger work of creating and sustaining inclusive and supportive communities for everyone,” said Luca Maurer (he), a campaign Executive Board member, about this observance.


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October 16 – International Pronouns Day! Tabling & “Flash Fashion Shows” in Cougar Mall and Maybank

Join GSEC, We are Family, Prism, MSPS, and WGS as we table for International Pronouns Day! Stop by and learn more about the College’s commitment to the International Pronouns Day initiative and pick up free swag, including awesome pronoun buttons to wear!

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October 17 – Spirit Day 2019 – Phluid Project & Youth Panel – 5:00-7:00pm, Stern Ballroom  

Join GSEC, We are Family, Prism, MSPS, and WGS for an event for GLAAD’s Spirit Day celebration! Wear purple to show solidarity with anti-bullying towards LGBTQ+ youth and enjoy a panel guest hosted by Preston Souza and Alex O’Hanley from the Phluid Project and a special fashion show performance.  

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