Charleston Forum Announces Panelists for June 14th Event

The 2020 Charleston Forum will be held virtually on Sunday, June 14th. The event feature several speakers and will examines the results of their tri-county survey on racial attitudes largely in the areas of Education, Economics, Policing and Criminal Justice, the Future of the Past, and building a platform for action.

“I am honored to be a part of this important discussion on racial issues facing Charleston and our state,” Dr. Josie White, teacher at S.C. Whitmore School and the Teacher of the Year for the S.C. Public Charter School District, said. “These are confusing times, and we need to navigate how to move forward together. After all, we are all in this together.”

White will be among four other panelists to include Dr. Bernard Powers with the College of Charleston, Dr. Geoffrey Alpert with the University of South Carolina, K.J Kearney with Charleston County School District, and Brian Hicks with the Post and Courier. John Simpkins, President of MDC, will be the moderator of the discussion.

The Charleston Forum is a community nonprofit that provides an exchange of perspectives and solutions on issues of race in our community, state, and nation. They state that they strive to move the community forward together, with no pre-set agenda but with a common purpose.

Leading up to the main event, the Charleston Forum hosted several online conversations with guest speakers Congressman Jim Clyburn, Stacey Abrams, Senator Tim Scott and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo. If you missed those discussions, you can view them here.

Click here to sign up for the event.

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