The Junior League of Charleston (JLC) a women’s leadership organization devoted to training the next generation of female leaders, will present “The Power of Women in Leadership: Who Will You Impact?” in partnership with Pinckney Carter Company on Monday, September 25, at Davies Auditorium. This two-hour panel, moderated by local TV personality Carolyn Murray, will feature community members sharing their successes and roadblocks to becoming local leaders. The event is free and open to the public. “We invite our entire community to join us for an inspiring discussion about how all of us can make an impact here in Charleston,” states Amy Jenkins, Executive Director of the JLC. This panel event, one of many celebrations taking place as the JLC celebrates its centennial year, will feature a conversation centered on how to make an impact as a leader in the community. The Honorable Stephanie McDonald; The Honorable Tamara Curry; Tracey Blanchard, Co-Founder & Owner of Village Gourmet Specialties aka Big T Coastal Provisions; and Stephanie Tillerson, AICP and Town Administrator Kiawah Island will share their insight into the vital role strong women leaders can play in the hour-and-a-half panel discussion. There will be a social/networking event starting at 5:30 pm for attendees to network prior to the panel at 6:30 pm.
Crimes and Crafts: The Echo Wife - Meet up with friends and other like-minded participants as you gather at this book event. The introspective and thought-provoking work will leave you feeling something and ready to discuss with others.
Special 250th Early Days Gallery Tour with Curator of Archaeology Martha Zierden - Celebrate the Charleston Museum’s 250th anniversary with a tour of the Museum’s earliest collections in the Early Days gallery, which reflects the Museum’s long history from its founding before the American Revolution to the late twentieth century. Following the tour of Early Days gallery, guests will be led through the Museum’s special exhibit America’s First Museum: 250 Years of Collecting, Preserving, and Educating, Part 2, which will include a church pew made by enslaved hands measuring 20 feet in length, centuries old Archaic carved bone pins, a skull from the largest known flying bird and a couture Fortuny gown. Join Curator of Archaeology Martha Zierden for the story of the Museum’s history and take a closer look at some of its earliest objects. This program is FREE for Members and FREE with admission. Reservations preferred. www.charlestonmuseum.org… tour-with-curator-of-archaeology-martha-zierden/
Blue Bicycle Books welcomes Michael Harriot Mon., Sept. 25, 6:30 pm as he discusses Black AF History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America (Morrow., 432 pp., $32.50). About the book: In Black AF History, Harriot removes the white sugar coating from the American story, placing Black people squarely at the center. Harriot speaks hilarious truth to oppressive power, subverting conventional historical narratives with little-known stories about the experiences of Black Americans, from the African Americans who arrived before 1619 to the un-conquerable bandit who inspired America’s first police force. With chapters on “The Church Fight That Started Slavery,” “Construction,” and “The Race War III: The Conspiracy Theory That Was True,” Black AF History tells the stories of influential Black Americans with the comedic energy of Richard Pryor and the critical eye of Howard Zinn, revealing the rebellions and revolts standard American “history” doesn’t want you to know about. About the author: Michael Harriot is a columnist at theGrio.com where he covers the intersection of race, politics, and culture. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, NBC, BET, and on his mother’s refrigerator. He is a political commentator on MSNBC and CNN and has been honored by the National Association of Black Journalists for commentary, digital commentary, and TV news writing. His college course “Race: An Economic Construct” was adapted by university economics departments across the country as a model for teaching the combination of history, economics, politics, and class structures.
Improv Comedy Show and Book Signing for Greg Tavares’ new book – Daddy Issues: How to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Dad Theatre 99 presents a night of improv comedy and book release celebration as one of the founders of Theatre 99, Greg Tavares, shares his hilarious take on becoming a dad. In his new book, Daddy Issues: How to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Dad, Tavares shares his own blunt and funny experiences of becoming a dad, but he also shares the joy and love that he has found in fatherhood. At the event, Tavares will read from his book, and he will also be joined by some of the other members of Theatre 99 for a night of improv comedy. There will even be an all dad improv group. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a hilarious show and support a local author.
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