Your opinion matters! Healthy Tri-County that is lead by Roper Saint Francis, MUSC, and Trident United way are in the process of conducting their 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment and your feedback is crucial! Please take the time to fill out the 10-minute confidential survey by February 15. Survey is linked below – you can even enter to win a $25 Target giftcard! Data from this survey will help Trident United Way, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, MUSC Health and many other partners to learn how best to create community-level change and improve the overall health and wellness of our community.
FRIDAY February 8, 2019 – Rita Hollings Auditorium – 6:00PM
Join We Need to Talk, a nonprofit student organization, for “Black ARTstory: Journey Beyond the Eye.” This event features nationally known artist, Frank Hardy, from Selma, Alabama. Mr. Hardy utilizes his artwork to tell a story. He will be storytelling through his artwork towards the end of the event! This event is going to be focused on highlighting black art and the stories behind the art. As we know, art is a phenomenal way to express ourselves. The Black community especially has always uniquely valued and practiced art in its many forms from music, painting, drawing, cosmetology, photography and the list goes on. This event aims to really showcase the artists here on campus and artists in the community in general. We will be having various black artists who are students here at the College of Charleston who will be exhibiting and presenting their work.
- Featuring: Frank Hardy
- Latavia Mitchell
- Denzel Wright
- Ashae McCarroll
- Desmond Rosemond
- Mikel Hannah-Harding
- Jalian Williams / Harlem Farr
February 9 – Come On in the Room: Afrofuturism as a Path to Black Women’s Healing – Redux Contemporary Art Studio from 6:00-8:00pm – As a Cultural History Interpreter, Sara Daise’s writing and presentations connect past, present, and future in applicable, healing, and liberating ways. Her research and praxis include Gullah Geechee women, Womanism, Black Feminism, Afrofuturism, sexual freedom, Black affirmations, and the power to imagine and manifest better worlds. Her work reminds us that “those presenting history that applies to real-world issues can only benefit from non-linear, decolonized, inclusive, humanizing perspectives.”
Join us as we bring Sara’s inimitable and timely creative thesis on Afrofuturism as a path to Black Women’s Healing off the page and into the heart of community with a live panel discussion, multi-media presentation, and dialogue with our audience at Redux Contemporary Art Studio on Saturday, February 9, from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm.
Reserve your seat via Eventbrite. (Flyer attached)
Written by Drisana McDaniel – WGS alum, co-founder of the Transformative Teaching Collective, and board member for the WGS CAB.
Creative Activist + Workshop Facilitator
CONFERENCE: MUSC Conference on Sexual Assault, “Spectrum of Sexual Assault: From Victim to Perpetrator” — March 1-2, 2019 from 8:00-4:30PM — This inaugural Charleston trauma conference for mental health and health care professionals will be highlighting the prevalence and impact of sexual violence within the United States. Further information in the attached flier and on the website, www.musc.edu/psychevents.
- NOTE: Students can apply to receive funding to attend events such as this conference. Read more on the WGS Student Funding Opportunities page.
Come out to the annual MLK Day Parade on Monday, January 21! For participants, the parade lineup will begin at 8 AM and for the audience, the parade will begin at 10:30 AM, rain or shine.
The parade route will run from Burke High School along Fishburne Street, then north to Sumter Street, east along Sumter Street to King Street, and then south to Marion Square, turning east onto Calhoun Street.
Last year, 128 bands, marchers, floats, and groups marched in the MLK Parade as an estimated audience of 3,000 cheered them on and NBC WCBD News 2 covered the event live. WCBD News will again cover the parade live and will also live-stream it. Our thanks to the Count on 2 News team!
Future of Roe
January 22, 2019
6-8:00PM, Harbinger Café
Come out with Planned Parenthood and the ACLU to celebrate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, learn about 2019 legislative priorities, and take action to protect reproductive rights in South Carolina. Big thank you to The Harbinger Cafe – we appreciate a woman-owned, woman run business supporting this work!
Women’s March in Charleston – Saturday, January 19 at 10:00am. Ravenel Bridge.
Rally together! March across the Ravenel bridge on Saturday starting at 10. The march will start at the beginning of the Ravenel Bridge on the Mount Pleasant side (near Patriots Point). Marchers must keep space for other pedestrians to pass, especially runners.
Bring signs if you would like! (you can even stop by the WGS office and make signs with our supplies) You can walk across the whole bridge or turn around halfway since it is such a long route. We hope to see you there!