Mayoral Forum on Race Equity
Friday, September 18th
Burke High School Auditorium
5-9pm: Voter Registration
6:30-8pm: Mayoral Forum on Race Equity
Enough Pie, South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development, and YWCA of Greater Charleston are coming together to host a Mayoral Forum on Race Equity. This community-led forum, supported by a list of endorsing organizations, will address race equity in Charleston, including themes of criminal justice reform and accountable policing, economic opportunity, education, gentrification, and transportation. The event is free and open to the public.
Tessa Spencer Adams, co-anchor of ABC News 4’s Good Morning Charleston and Lowcountry Live, will moderate the forum. All mayoral candidates have signed on to participate, and various community leaders will ask the questions. The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration will also be at the event to register voters, create voters IDs and provide general voter education to attendees.
The forum will take place in the Burke High School Auditorium, located at 244 President Street, from 6:30-8 p.m. Voter registration will run from 5-9pm in the cafeteria. Attendees do not need to RSVP in advance for the event.
We hope you will join us for this opportunity to hear candid thoughts on race equity straight from the mouths of Charleston’s mayoral candidates.
BACE League of Charleston, Inc., Black Lives Matter – Charleston, Charleston County Democratic Women, Charleston County Public Library, CharlestonGOOD, Charleston Pride Festival, Inc., Charleston Showing Up for Racial Justice, Contemplative Alliance of Charleston, Days of Grace, Joseph P. Riley Jr. Center for Livable Communities, Girls Rock Charleston, Luxury Simplified, North Central Neighborhood Association, One80 Place, R3, Inc., SC Progressive Network – Charleston Chapter, Sister Summit Foundation, The Sophia Institute, The Sustainability Institute
PARKING (shaded in red) will be available at Burke High. You can access the lot from Sumter or Fishburne Streets. Please use the CAFETERIA entrance (shown in yellow) we will be gathering in the cafeteria to information share with endorsing organizations as well as host a voter registration sign up. The Mayoral Candidate Q&A will begin at 6:30PM in the Auditorium.