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Trident Technical College (Palmer Campus ), 66 Columbus St, Charleston, SC
Saturday, December 7, 2019, 10am – 2pm

“WREN and the National Women’s Law Center, in partnership with YWCA of Greater Charleston, We Are Family, People Against Rape, Charleston Black Pride, EveryBlackGirl, Inc., and Black Women 2020, will hold the event on Saturday, December 7. The event will take place at a unique historical moment. Our status as the “First in the South” primary state in the 2020 presidential election season brings a national spotlight to South Carolina. We will seize this opportunity to highlight the power that women and gender-marginalized people have to shape our future. Will you join us in capitalizing on this moment to build the long-term movement for gender equity?

The program will include an interactive discussion on the leadership of women and gender-marginalized people in SC, an intention on diagnosing our problems as a movement, a focus on healing, and an opportunity to build a collective agenda that will command 2020 presidential candidates to embrace issues that matter to us.

We will begin the day by highlighting a new report on the status of women and gender-marginalized people in South Carolina with leaders from across the region, and we will end with an exercise in mindfulness, self care, and sustainability.

9:30 am – Check-In Opens, coffee

10:00 am – Forum Welcome, Anna Chu, Vice President for Strategy and Policy at NWLC and Ann Warner, CEO of WREN

10:10 am – Panel Discussion on Improving Outcomes for Women and Gender Marginalized South Carolinians:

    Julie Kohler, National Women’s Law Center,
    Mt. Pleasant Council Member Guang Ming Whitley
    Charleston County School District 20 Constituent Board Member and Founder of Charleston Black Pride Regina Duggins
    Shayne Kinloch, Black Women 2020
    Djuanna Brockington, PAR

11:00 am – Mindfulness Breather facilitated by Transformative Teaching Collective

11:10 am – Fireside Chat “Radical Joy as an Act of Resistance:” Fatima Goss Graves, CEO of National Women’s Law Center, Alicia Garza of Black Lives Matter/Movement for Black Lives and Black Futures Lab, and Brittany Packnett of Love and Power and Pod Save the People

12:00 pm – Networking

12:20 pm – Lunch and Fireside Chat, “Challenges and Opportunities in Multi-Identity Youth-Led Organizing:” YWCA of Greater Charleston She Strong Leader, Cora Webb from We Are Family, Vivian Anderson from Every Black Girl

12:50 pm – Interactive, Participatory Coalition Building Session, “Say Yes to the Mess” facilitated by Transformative Teaching Collective

2:00 pm – Closing Remarks, Melissa Moore, Lowcountry Manager, WREN & Jenalyn Sotto, NWLC”

Event Type: Lecture/Discussion, Networking, Other