Veterans and Politics: A Second Thursday Conversation

Upstate veterans – Hao Wu and Shantell Smith – share their stories on post-military life, the support structure for vets in Greenville, and how they turned transitioned their military service into community service. Watch the replay or listen to the audiocast.

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Advocating for LGBTQ+ Rights

Phil Ford of the Alliance for Full Acceptance has been advocating for LGBTQ+ rights for years, taking on the SC Legislature head on. He is a frequent speaker offer testimony on legislation. Watch the replay or listen to the audiocast.

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Being Proud

We celebrated Pride Month with a panel representing South Carolina’s growing LGBTQ+ population. Jarrod Wiggins, Greenville activist, advocate, political organizer and founder of the Podmetto Politics podcast; Pat Patterson, theater professor, and LGBTQ activists known for raising

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Being a Black Woman Today

We had a dynamic conversation with five Black women representing a variety of personal and professional experiences. Their paths were often different but the undercurrents of their experiences were decidedly similar. It was a powerful and energetic event filled with positivism and shared

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Spotlight on elections at April breakfast

What’s on every Democrat’s mind right now? Voting rights protection and getting more candidate’s elected. Election Director Conway Belangia answered questions about legislation currently under consideration in the Legislature. And Brett Bursey, exec director of the SC

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Youth and Democracy: A 2nd Thursday Conversation

Leaders of High School Dems, College Dems, and Young Democrats joined GCDP Chair Eli Valentin to discuss their paths to activism and how their organizations are going to make a difference in shifting SC Blue! Panelists: Emily Broderick, HS Dems; Marcus Coppola, College Dems, and Kirsten Pruitt,

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GCDP March 2021 Breakfast

“Our movement is only as strong as the people who show up to take action.” That was Ann Warner, CEO of WREN, tossing down the gauntlet during a powerful and informative presentation on WREN’s (Women’s Rights Empowerment Network) legislative priorities and progress. Ann

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Women in Leadership

Four current and former Greenville City Councilwomen come together to discuss what women’s leadership looks like in one of the country’s most up-and-coming cities. Diane Smock, Jil Littlejohn, Lillian Brock Flemming and Dorothy Dowe talked about collaboration vs. competition, the

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Honoring Black History and looking forward

An inspirational and activating breakfast featuring powerful remarks by the Rev. Stacey Mills and the Rev. J.M. Flemming, president of the Greenville NAACP. Also Dr. Dawn Bingham addressed a number of questions and concerns about COVID, the vaccine distribution and access. Watch on YouTube or

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Being a Black Man Today

A panel of four community advocates, activists, organizers, and businessmen discuss the challenges of trying to advocate for their communities, for social and racial justice, education and more while Being a Black Man Today. Panelists are Kwadjo Campbell, Je’Varus Howard, Derrick

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