On Tuesday, May 16th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the Social Justice, Racial Equity Collaborative will launch its Living Your Truth series with Rev. Nelson B. Rivers, III & Judge Alex Sanders at the Mother Emanuel AME Church.
Believing the Charleston region is ready to reflect on the truth and perspectives necessary for racial healing and transformation, the Living Your Truth series brings together diverse voices from those on the front lines to inspire, challenge, and foster understanding.
Friends for decades, Rev. Rivers and Judge Sanders will speak about their work for social justice, racial equity, and transformative change. WCBD News 2's Carolyn Murray will be the moderator. This is a free event, but you should register by clicking here.
Rev. Rivers is the Pastor of Charity Missionary Baptist Church in the Liberty Hill Community of North Charleston and the Vice President of Religious Affairs and External Relations of the National Action Network. He has worked at every level of the NAACP and has helped to elect more than 300 black officials in South Carolina. He was a lead organizer of the 2000 March on the Statehouse to demand the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag and was a founding member of the Charleston Area Justice Ministry in 2011.
The 19th President of the College of Charleston, Judge Alex Sanders currently teaches in the University’s Department of Political Science. Sanders has also served as Chief Judge of the SC Court of Appeals, he was a state Legislator in the House and Senate, a candidate for the US Senate, a soybean farmer, soldier, and even a circus performer.
The Social Justice, Racial Equity Collaborative, convened by The Sophia Institute, seeks a just, sustainable, and thriving community where all people are empowered to fulfill their human potential. You can learn more by clicking here.
The Emanuel AME Church is located at 110 Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston.