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September 23 - September 29
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    The Legacy of Slavery: Five Movements by Kwame Nimako

    6:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Using the concepts of ‘parallel lives’ and ‘intertwined belongings’ as backdrop, Dr. Kwame Nimako will demonstrate in this lecture that the legacy of Atlantic slavery has given rise to five distinctively racialized movements on the subject of slavery. The five movements in question are: remembrance and commemorations, reparations, anniversaries, museums, and the movement to combat so-called ‘modern’ slavery. At the forefront of the demands for remembrance/commemoration, anniversary, and reparation is Black agency and activism; the museums and ‘modern’ slavery initiatives are predominantly white Euro-American. Reception to follow.

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    Policing Charleston During the Era of Slavery, 1670-1865 by Nic Butler

    6:00 pm-9:00 pm

    In a society once ruled by a white minority, the primary focus of law enforcement in early Charleston was to surveil and intimidate the enslaved Black minority. Traditional policing practices, rooted in medieval English law and based on a shared community responsibility, were modified locally to address the New World circumstances created by the practice of race-based slavery. Join Dr. Nic Butler, historian at Charleston County Public Library, for a survey of early policing practices in both urban and rural Charleston, and how the destructive legacy of such practices cast a shadow over law enforcement well into the twentieth century.

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    Le Creuset Factory-to-Table Sale

    2:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Charleston Area Convention Center
    5001 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418, USA

    Le Creuset Announces Third Charleston Factory-to-Table Sale in September

    Back by popular demand, Le Creuset has announced that its Factory-to-Table event will return to the Charleston Area Convention Center in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, September 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a special VIP shopping event on Thursday, September 27, 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


    Each shopping session will feature exclusive discounts on a vast selection of the premium cookware brand, including limited-edition colors and rare shapes and styles. Tickets, now available for purchase in two-hour shopping sessions here, are $25 for Thursday night, $10 for Friday and Saturday and free-of-charge for Sunday with pre-registration online required. One hundred percent of ticket proceeds will go towards scholarship funding for Culinary Institute of Charleston students at Trident Technical College, as well as Palmetto Goodwill’s Culinary Kick-Start, a hands-on program that provides entry-level job seekers with skills and on-site training by some of Charleston’s top culinary professionals.


     “Following the success of last year’s event in Charleston, as well as in Fort Worth, Nashville and Denver, we couldn’t be more excited to return to the Lowcountry,” said Diane Foster, Le Creuset VP of Retail. “We are so thankful to have the support of Le Creuset loyalists and our retail teams here in Charleston to help ensure another great event. Additionally, we are thrilled to be able to give back to the Culinary Kick-Start program, as it’s a strong contributor to providing training and jobs in the city’s culinary industry.” 


    The Party Starts Early

    The Factory-to-Table event kicks off Thursday evening, September 27, with two special VIP shopping sessions at the Charleston Area Convention Center from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. The VIP sessions are offered to the public at a premium ticket price of $25 and will feature early sale access, demos and meet-and-greets with Charleston’s top chefs, live music, a photo booth, drinks, bites and more. Tickets to the VIP sessions are available for purchase here.


    Insider Access

    Hospitality industry members will have the chance to take advantage of exclusive deals on Friday, September 28. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., chefs and other members of the industry will receive an extra 15 percent off, on top of existing discounts with proof of ID, such as a business card or paystub. Online registration is required.


    Shopping for a Worthy Cause

    For this year’s event, Le Creuset has teamed up with two Lowcountry organizations, Palmetto Goodwill’s Culinary Kick-Start and the Culinary Institute of Charleston, as the benefiting charity partners of the Charleston Factory-to-Table sale. This is the first year Le Creuset is partnering with Palmetto Goodwill’s Culinary Kick-Start, a training program for entry-level jobseekers focused on both soft skills and on-site training by some of Charleston’s top culinary professionals. One hundred percent of ticket sale proceeds from the VIP Hospitality Event and the Friday and Saturday shopping sessions will be distributed to both organization, and representatives from both organizations will be on site throughout the weekend to educate shoppers on their missions and about ways to get involved.


    About Le Creuset

    For nearly a century, Le Creuset has focused on inspiring and empowering people everywhere to make joy through cooking.  From the original enameled cast iron cookware to stoneware, stainless, silicone and more, Le Creuset has grown to offer products across a range of materials and categories that guarantees the right tool for the right job. For a list of Le Creuset stores, please visit www.LeCreuset.com/stores.

    Curator-led tour of The Image Hunter

    6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
    161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

    Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow members for a fun and exclusive evening tour. Beginning at 6:00PM, curator Bryan Granger will lead a guided tour of “The Image Hunter: On the Trail of John James Audubon,” featuring work by the Italian artist Hitnes.

    Learn more about the curatorial process and other behind-the-scenes decisions with a member of the Halsey Institute staff. Curator-led tours occur for every exhibition on the last Thursday of each show. Explore the exhibition, get insider knowledge, meet other Halsey Institute lovers! Open to all levels of membership.

    To join the Halsey Institute family, please visit halsey.cofc.edu/support/ or call (843) 953-4422.


    The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present the exhibition “The Image Hunter: On the Trail of John James Audubon,” featuring new work by the Italian artist Hitnes. The exhibition and its related programming have been developed as a special research initiative by the Halsey Institute to honor the importance of Charleston to Audubon’s legacy.

    John James Audubon spent the early decades of the nineteenth century tracking birds and drawing them with the goal of creating a compendium of all of the birds in the United States. Charleston played an important role in Audubon’s work as he kept a studio here in the home of his friend and fellow naturalist John Bachman. Audubon searched for specimens on the Sea Islands off of Charleston’s coast, and he even included the city’s distinctive skyline from the 1830s—replete with church steeples—in his drawing of the long-billed curlew.

    Nearly two hundred years later, the Italian painter and muralist Hitnes embarked on a twenty-city road trip to retrace and rediscover the America that Audubon traversed in the making of his opus “The Birds of America” (1827–39). Traveling along Audubon’s exploratory routes, Hitnes sketched and painted what he saw, creating an updated visual documentation of the birds Audubon painted. This body of work, along with objects and ephemera collected along the journey, will be on view at the Halsey Institute beginning in August 2018. The exhibition follows Hitnes’s residencies in Charleston at the Halsey Institute in the summers of 2017 and 2018.

    When I First Remember - Season 3

    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    Old Bethel United Methodist Church
    222 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC 29401

    ‘When I First Remember’, an interactive musical play by Lady In White Productions. Experience a journey through the eyes and the voices of the Gullah Geechee heritage and community, a blend of true events from the city of Historic Charleston’s slave trade and the survival of the enslaved Africans. ‘When I First Remember’, a bittersweet story filled with commemorations dedicated to the storytelling, dancing, and music of the Gullah Geechee Culture, rooted right here in the Lowcountry.

    The evening continues with a marketplace where attendees can meet the actors as well as purchase artisan crafts, goods and cuisine from local Gullah-Geechee vendor.


    222 Calhoun St.
    Charleston, SC 29401

    ADMISSION: $21

    Charleston Visitors Center
    375 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403


    Samelia Adams – Director
    Queen E Atterberry – Conjure Woman and Producer
    Rose Atterberry – Momma Hattie
    Duane Branch – Buster
    Morganne Lamberth – Tissie
    Chaquis Maliqi – Olivia the SongBird
    Sharon Cooper-Murray – The Gullah Lady
    Leneke G. Washington – Elsie

    Learn more at: WhenIFirstRemember.com/cast

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