That’s right, the 2020 SC Nonprofit Summit is packed full of sessions designed to help us explore the pervasive racial inequities at the root of our State’s most pressing issues and to figure out what we can do to make change happen, as individuals, as nonprofit organizations, and as communities.
Session descriptions and the bios of your peer presenters are now live on the Summit website!
As a white woman who grew up in Charleston, I am a product of the segregated South, raised on the Lost Cause myth. I didn’t read Martin Luther King until I was in my forties. From the history that wasn’t in my textbooks, to the impact of my unconscious biases and white privilege, I have much to learn. I will be right there with you, in as many of the concurrent sessions as possible.
It won’t be easy. That’s why we’re making sure to focus on the together part of our Summit theme – Facing Race Together.
From journalling and a decompression space to artistic celebrations and racial equity site tours and wellness activities, the staff and program committee has focused on the full user experience to make Summit participation a supported, positive learning experience for everyone.
A special thanks to Melanie Huggins and her dedicated—and so very creative—team at the Richland Library. From the Experience Principles to session designs, she and her colleagues have worked with Summit curator, Debbie Nelson every step of the way.
2020 marks 350 years since our State’s founding of Charleston and the Carolina Colony, a governmental system built on racial inequity from the very beginning. It’s time for Facing Race Together.
Your Ally For Good,
President, Together SC