“The Race and Social Justice Initiative is uniquely positioned in Charleston, South Carolina, to lead advocacy efforts and establish collaborative partner networks that promote equality in the Lowcountry region and beyond. Through ongoing support, RSJI programming, outreach, and educational resources will empower local leaders and community organizations to establish strategies for long-term, systemic transformation with historic and ongoing race and social justice issues. Ultimately, RSJI will serve as a groundbreaking model for “changing the narrative” at a critical time in the history of Charleston and the nation.”
— Dr. Patricia Williams Lessane, PhD, Executive Director of the Avery Research Center
Campus and Community Engagement Committee
Expanding RSJI programming, outreach, and collaborative projects will require further coordination and planning between community partners, College, faculty, staff, and students at the College of Charleston. For this reason, the Race and Social Justice Initiative has developed the Campus and Community Engagement Committee to serve in an advisory capacity. Members of this committee will help in the development, promotion, and execution of RSJI projects. The committee will meet once a quarter or as needed due to programming. Committee members will be announced Spring 2017.