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2019 Summit

November 20-22, 2019

The Equity Summit creates a space for those actively engaged in race equity and inclusion efforts across the Southeast to lean on and learn from each other. It will also allow for the creation of a network, spanning the Southeast, of people working toward equity in a variety of fields: a systemic approach to a systemic issue.

The Second Annual Equity Summit broadens its focus to encompass four Southern cities that share similar histories, socioeconomic issues and cultures. Participants will come from Atlanta, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Columbia, South Carolina; and Jackson, Mississippi. The three-day conference will take place Nov. 20-22, 2019, at the Nickelodeon Theatre and the South Carolina State Museum. We will start with a reception on the evening of Nov. 20 and preceding a screening of Dawnland, a keynote conversation with Esther Anne, co-founder of Maine-Wabanaki Reconciliation Engagement Advocacy Change Healing. The talk will be followed by a conversation with members of the South Carolina Indian Affairs Commission. The following two days will be at the South Carolina State Museum.


 We are grateful to our co-sponsors: Children's Trust of South Carolina, I. DeQuincey Newman Institute, The Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina, The Center for Civil Rights History and Research, and the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission.

Schedule of Events

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