The Race and Social Justice Initiative

The Race and Social Justice Initiative at the College of Charleston was founded in late June 2015 following a major grant from Google in response to tragic events in the Charleston, including the shooting death of Walter Scott by a police officer in April 2015 and the mass shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in June 2015.

The mission of the Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) at the College of Charleston is to promote public awareness and dialogue about race and social justice issues in the Charleston area, the state of South Carolina, and beyond, through a collaborative effort led by the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, Addlestone Library, the African American Studies Program, the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative (LDHI), and multiple community partners.

From the RSJI Blog

The Race and Social Justice Initiative Student leadership Award Symposium

The Race and Social Justice Initiative Student Leadership Award Symposium
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thaddeus Street Jr. Education Center
Septima P. Clark Auditorium | Room 118

 

Join the College of Charleston’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) as we highlight two student researchers during the Student Leadership Awards Symposium. Each semester, RSJI grants Student Leadership Awards to recognize and support students working in areas of race and social justice. Students David Rothmund (History) and Cora Webb (Public Health, Women’s and Gender Studies) Will discuss their research and their connections to RSJI’s mission, as well as the recently released Charleston County Racial Disparities Report. RSJI promotes public awareness and open dialogue about race and social justice issues in the Charleston area, the state of South Carolina, and beyond.

 

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