Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and Police Chief Luther Reynolds will take part in “Illuminate Charleston: An Interfaith Dialogue on Discrimination” on Wednesday, April 24th at 5 pm. The panel discussion at the Central Mosque of Charleston, located at 1082 King Street, will explore how the faith community responds to discrimination.
Dr. J. Goosby Smith, Assistant Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at The Citadel, will deliver the event’s keynote address and Mount Zion AME Church Reverend Dr. Kylon J. Middleton, who also serves as project leader for the Charleston Illumination Project, will moderate the discussion. The event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Charleston Illumination Project and the Mayor’s Clergy Advisory Council.
Panelists will include:
- Dr. David Goltra, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
- Rabbi Greg Kantor, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim
- Rev. Dr. Krystal Sears, Greater St. Luke AME
- Rev. Wendy Hudson-Jacoby, Two Rivers United Methodist
- Rev. Marshall Blalock, First Baptist
- Rev. Adam Shoemaker, St. Stephen’s Episcopal
- Julia Rodriguez, Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is
- Imam Shamu Shamudeen, Central Mosque of Charleston
Because the event will be held in a sacred Masjid, all attendees will be required to remove their shoes prior to entering the main room, and women will be given the option of accepting a traditional head scarf to wear.