Event Calendar

< 2019 >
  • 01

    MOJA: Columbia Marionette Theatre Presents “The World of Anansi the Spider”

    9:30 am-12:00 pm
    Charleston County Public Library
    68 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401

    Listen to folk tales narrated by Anansi the storyteller, a classic character featured in African, Jamaican and Gullah tales.

  • 01

    October Lunch & Learn

    11:45 am-1:00 pm
    Lowcountry Graduate Center
    3800 Paramount Drive Room 243 North Charleston, SC 29405

    This month’s Lunch & Learn gives you the opportunity to gain an insider’s view of relevant topics from industry professionals while building business connections. The best part? You can accomplish all of this on your lunch break!


    Roger Swanson


    1. Five Pillars of the Freedom Lifestyle

    2. Update on Development in North Charleston


    Curt Mercadante, Author, Five Pillars of the Freedom Lifestyle

    Jenna Phillipp, CCIM, Palmetto Commercial Properties

    Richard B. Morse, CCIM, Palmetto Commercial Properties

    Thank You to Our Sponsor: Palmetto Commercial Properties

  • 01

    Charleston's Sean Mendes of Gillie's Seafood has Dish commissioned by Walmart

    1:17 pm-10:00 pm
    Gillie’s Seafood
    805 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412, USA

    Walmart has hand-selected nine celebrated chefs nationally to kick off the 2nd year of its Rediscovering America program. The purpose of the program is to highlight the importance of making fresh, quality produce available to everyone while spotlighting the importance of supporting farmers and responsibly sourcing produce, which Walmart does in 42 states with thousands of farms and farmers.

    Locally, Chef Sean Mendes has added a one-of-a-kind dish to his menu inspired by the fresh, quality produce found at the local Walmart stores, and this year, Walmart is bringing the program to Charleston.

    Yep. You read that right. From now to October 9, Charleston residents can get a special taste of Walmart’s produce in Chef Mendes’s dish—Farmer’s Cassarole—at Gillie’s Seafood.

    The retailer is also awarding ten, $10,000 scholarships to female chefs and chefs of color across the country through the James Beard Foundation.

  • 01

    Colin Quashie in conversation with Kali Holloway

    6:30 pm-7:30 pm
    Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

    In conjunction with his exhibition at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, “Colin Quashie: Linked,” the artist will join Kali Holloway of the Make It Right Project to discuss his work and how it relates to current efforts to remove Confederate monuments around the country.

    In his latest series, called Linked, Quashie juxtaposes images of well-known Black figures with other representations of artifacts to comment on stereotypes as they exist today. In Gabriel, Quashie tweaks an image of Louie Armstrong, updating his signature trumpet with a set of slave shackles. Similarly, in Rose Colored, he creates an image of Harriet Tubman donning a pair of rose-colored glasses, referencing the abolitionist’s view of slaveholders, for whom she still held a level of empathy. With these works, Quashie teases out underlying stereotypes, exposing them for all to see more plainly.


    About the Make It Right Project
    Directed by Kali Holloway, the Make It Right (MIR) Project is a multimedia campaign dedicated to righting social justice wrongs. The goal of MIR isn’t merely to “raise awareness” or “spark a national dialogue,” but to use multiple media formats to move the needle and create visible, measurable change. The inaugural project is focused on the removal of Confederate monuments and memorials, which are tangible eulogies to heroes of a treasonous anti-American campaign and a reflection of U.S. investment in white power and supremacy.

    About Kali Holloway
    Kali Holloway co-curated the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s MetLiveArts 2017 summer performance and film series, “Theater of the Resist.” She previously worked on the HBO documentary Southern Rites, PBS documentary The New Public and Emmy-nominated film Brooklyn Castle, and was Outreach Consultant on the award-winning documentary The New Black. Her writing has appeared in AlterNet, Salon, the Guardian, TIME, the Huffington Post, the National Memo, and numerous other outlets.

  • 02

    ASALH 104th Annual Meeting and Conference: Black Migrations

    7:00 am-11:00 am
    Charleston Area Convention Center
    5000 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418

    The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Annual Conference is an occasion to explore the history and culture of people of African descent. The conference assembles more than 1,000 educators, students, community leaders, business professionals, and others who share an interest in learning about the contributions of African Americans to this nation and the world.

    For over a century, the ASALH annual conference has featured a rich program, which now includes scholarly sessions, professional workshops, plenaries, a film festival and other presentations that analyze and illuminate a critical theme in the Black experience. The 2019 conference is being held October 2 – 6, 2019 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Convention Center. Attendees from across America and beyond will participate in more than 200 sessions, featuring ASALH members who are prominent figures in Black cultural studies, as well as students from many disciplines. Conference sessions will explore this year’s theme Black Migrations, and the many aspects of Black life, history, and culture.

    Conference highlight include a film festival and a Friday luncheon panel entitled, Bible Study (The Story of the Mother Emanuel AME Church Massacre in Charleston, SC) featuring a discussion of the June 17, 2015 murders of nine church members with Councilman William Dudley Gregorie, moderator, who lost a family member, Susie J. Jackson; Rev. Eric S.C. Manning, pastor, Mother Emanuel AME Church; Polly Sheppard, one of the adult survivors; Rev. Dr. Brenda Nelson, ministerial staff 2015-2019, who lost a best friend, Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor; and Melvin Graham, brother of Cynthia Graham Hurd.

    For events that are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and FREE (AND PAID) TO THE PUBLIC please visit: https://asalh.org/conference/events-open-to-the-public/

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