What:WREN Summit 2018
When:Monday, April 09, 2018 at 8:00 am
Where:Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:WREN will hold its second annual statewide Summit on April 9-10 in downtown Columbia at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and the USC Alumni Center, to coincide with Equal Pay Day, the additional day in the year that the average woman would have had to work to earn what the average man would have earned in only 12 months. The 2018 WREN Summit will focus on Women’s Economic Empowerment and will include diverse business owners and leaders, professionals of all levels, researchers, students, advocates, and more. Participants will have an opportunity to learn, develop new skills, and network with peers. Day 1 will focus on speakers, panels and workshops examining the theme of women’s economic empowerment. Here's a list of topics you can expect to hear more about during this exciting event: Encouraging Women’s Entrepreneurialism Women's Leadership Creating a Safe and Inclusive Workplace Rooting In and Rising Up: Women and Agriculture Closing the Wage Gap Salary Negotiation Skills Transforming Rape Culture Advocating for Women's Rights Innovative Strategies for Working Mothers Speaking Your Own Greatness On day 2, WREN will host a gubernatorial forum where candidates will speak on economic issues that face women and families in South Carolina MUST RESERVE A SPOT TO ATTEND.
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What:Indie Grits Festival 2018
When:Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Where:Indie Grits, Columbia, United States, 29203
Description:The Indie Grits Festival is a 4-day event, in partnership with the Nickelodeon Theatre, that celebrates gritty, contemporary culture of the South through film, art and music. FILM 15 Features, 16 Narrative Shorts, 21 Documentary Shorts, 5 Animated Shorts, 12 Experimental shorts, 8 Student Shorts, & 8 Music Videos! All films will be screened at the Nickelodeon Theatre at 1607 Main Street. ART 13 fellows will each unveil their year-long "Two Cities" project, which addresses race, gentrification, arts, funding inequities, housing displacement, & unification of the North Main corridor in Columbia, SC. MUSIC 30 bands will play at 3 locations for 3 nights & Sunday Dinner - a fourth day of outdoor music & food trucks on Monticello Road. TECH Indie Bits is a celebration of independent interactive media - video games, board card games, & virtual reality! RSVP and Check out some of our other special events happening during April 12-15! THURSDAY, APRIL 12 Love, Grits, & Hip Hop FRIDAY, APRIL 13 The Weekly Revue's Church of Karaoke Indie Grits - Friday Night Music SATURDAY, APRIL 14 Kindie Grits: Animation Workshop! Puppet Slam Indie Grits - Saturday Night Music SUNDAY, APRIL 15 Indie Grits - Sunday Dinner
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What:Walk A Mile In Their Shoes
When:Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Where:South Carolina State House, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:Walk A Mile In Their Shoes is a community coming together to support Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands, its mission, and the survivors we know and love. It is impossible to not know someone who has been impacted by sexual violence, even if you have not been told. April 12, 2018 marks the ninth anniversary of Walk A Mile in Columbia. Over the past eight years, thousands of South Carolinanas, including survivors, have walked with STSM and shown their support of ending violence in our state. This is a family-friendly event to see an outpouring of community support to bring awareness to sexual assault and end sexual violence in our community. Men, women, children, and four-legged friends of all ages are invited to participate. To register, fundraise, donate, or learn more, visit www.walkamilesc.com!
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What:2018 March for Science
When:Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:00 am
Where:National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, United States, 20024
Description:In 2017, more than one million people around the world gathered to defend science for the common good and its role in policy and society. Since then, science has continued to face increasing threats at the federal, state, and local levels. But science will not be silenced - and it’s time to unite again. This year, let’s come together to send a message: we will hold our elected and appointed officials responsible for enacting equitable, evidence-based policies that serve all communities. Let’s use our collective voices to send a powerful message to policymakers and those running for office in 2018 - over the phone, at town halls and community meetings, and at the ballot box. We march for many reasons, but unite to defend science -- because science belongs to us all.
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What:Training for Nonviolent Direct Action
When:Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10:00 am
Where:Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, SC, Columbia, United States, 29205
Description:The South Carolina Poor People's Campaign is sponsoring this important training in preparation for 40 days of moral fusion nonviolent direct action taking place across the country in May and June. The training is open to everyone. There is no cost and lunch will be provided (please indicate "going" in your event status so we can plan the food). This interactive training will be led by Todd May, the Class of 1941 Memorial Professor of the Humanities at Clemson University. He is the author of fourteen books, including Nonviolent Resistance: A Philosophical Introduction. He has been involved in grassroots organizing stretching back to protests against the Vietnam War, participating in such movements as the anti-apartheid movement, LGBT rights, anti-racism work, and the Palestinian rights movement. Participants will also learn from experienced attorneys about the legal aspects of civil disobedience, including serving as a legal observer. For more information, check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PoorPeopleSC/
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What:River Rocks 2018
When:Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Where:555 Williams St, Columbia, SC 29201-5233, United States
Description:You're invited: to the eighth annual River Rocks Festival! Join Congaree Riverkeeper for a day of community-fellowship, fun, and LIVE music on the banks the Congaree River. Proceeds will benefit Congaree Riverkeeper, and will enable us to continue advocating for our region's most precious natural resource: our rivers! Put on your dancing shoes, 'cause here's the official music lineup: Dumpstaphunk Stop Light Observations The Broadcast The Mobros Dead Swells There is no other event like this in Columbia, South Carolina. While jammin' out to some of the best live music that the Southeast has to offer, you'll enjoy fare from local food trucks, libations from Sweetwater Brewing Company, and scenic views of the stunning Congaree River in the spring. Educational tables will excite and astonish you, as you learn about macro-invertebrates that thrive in our rivers and witness live demonstrations that will thrill attendees of all ages. Take a stroll through our local artisans area to get inspired before visiting the arts and crafts table for a lasting creation to remember the day. As always, this is an event for the entire family! Keep the kiddos entertained while you relax. From a rock-climbing wall, to balloons, face-painting, and a photobus, we've got you covered, parents! What: River Rocks 2018 When: Saturday, April 14th; noon - 8pm Where: 555 Williams Street, Columbia, SC 29201 Why: To Benefit Congaree Riverkeeper Volunteer for River Rocks (Free Admission & t-shirt & snacks): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/river-rocks-festival-volunteer-2018-free-admission-t-shirt-tickets-43251457273 Learn more at riverrocksfestival.com Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 day-of. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/river-rocks-festival-2018-tickets-42360220560
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What:Walk A Mile in Her Shoes ®
When:Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Where:Patrick Square, Clemson, United States, 29631
Description:Save the date! Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® will be held Thursday, April 19,2018 to raise awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and proceeds will benefit Pickens County Advocacy Center. To learn more about this national event, please go to www.walkamileinhershoes.org More details coming soon regarding team registration and sponsorships!
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What:National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools
When:Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8:00 am
Description:Join the National Day of Action on April 20 to Protect Students Against Gun Violence. Urge your friends, family, and neighbors to join the Day of Action as well. The failure to enact rational laws around the purchase of guns that are designed for mass shootings is inexcusable. The time to act is now. Every child deserves to learn in a school that is safe.
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What:Meet & Greet with Nina Turner
When:Friday, April 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm
Where:Hilton Columbia Center, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:Event Hosted by Our Revolution South Carolina Join Progressives, future leaders of South Carolina, and Nina turner, President of Our Revolution, for an inspiring evening of Palmetto State Politics and Punditry. Ruth's Chris Appetizers, Cash Bar, and Door Prizes ***TICKET INFORMATION*** - $25 per person - $15 for students with ID, available at the door Reserve tickets online here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-revolution-south-carolina-meet-and-greet-with-nina-turner-tickets-43855408708 Reserve tickets by mail with check: Checks made out to "ORSC" P.O. Box 2558 Columbia, SC 29202
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What:April Peace Meeting
When:Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Where:414 Savannah Barony Dr, North Augusta, SC 29841-6096, United States
Description:Attend the CSRA Peace Alliance meeting for planning purposes at the Order of St Helena campus in North Augusta!
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What:Advocacy Day for Access & Independence 2018
When:Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:00 am
Where:South Carolina State House, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:2018 is the 5th Annual Advocacy Day for Access and Independence! On April 25 the disability community will further Access, Independence, and Equality with some real disability pride! We hope that you’ll join us to raise awareness of barriers that stand in the way of independence. A first-ever Legislative Breakfast for Access & Independence will take place in Blatt 112 (on the State House grounds) from 8:00am to 10:00am, and the rally will begin directly after!
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What:Emerge South Carolina Information Session
When:Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Where:2005 Pinopolis Rd, Pinopolis, SC 29469-5058, United States
Description:We're inviting you to be part of the movement to change the face of leadership in South Carolina! Please join host Jane Pulling for an information session for Emerge South Carolina. We will discuss how YOU can help more Democratic Women in South Carolina be elected to public office. Sunday, April 29, 2018 3:00 PM-5:00 PM 2005 Pinopolis Road Pinopolis, South Carolina 29469 This is a closed event and RSVP's are required.
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What:2018 SC State Conference Freedom Fund Celebration
When:Saturday, May 05, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Where:South Carolina N.A.A.C.P., Columbia, United States, 29203
Description:The Freedom Fund Celebration offers an evening of fellowship and entertainment shared by many of the most community-minded people in South Carolina. Presidential Citations will be presented to outstanding individuals and institutions to recognize their contributions toward the betterment of our society. You will witness the 40th Coronation of the NAACP Woman of the Year featuring candidates from communities across the state of South Carolina. These contestants generate support for our civic engagement and youth leadership initiatives. The finalist chosen from among local winners will become our next official state ambassador to the NAACP Image Awards. We look forward to having you join us for this special evening on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The attire is business dress. For more information call 803.754.4584 or email ffcsponsors@scnaacp.org.
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What:When Women Win! Women's Symposium
When:Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 9:00 am
Where:South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, United States, 29223
Description:Join us as we enlighten, encourage, equip and empower women to speak up, speak out and be heard on silent issues that face our community and enter or lives and homes. Connect with other women who have "walked in your shoes" and find hope along the way. The first form of healing is our voices! Speak up! Speak out! Be heard!
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What:Peace Walk in Washington, D.C.
When:Friday, May 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Where:Washington, Washington, United States
Description:Join monastic Dharma teachers, students of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, for the last leg of the Path of Happiness hiking retreat (https://pathofhappiness.org) as we walk along the Potomac to the Lincoln Memorial Reflection Pool for a flashmob sitting meditation. With mindful steps, we heal division and hatred here and now. Look here for a map of the walk we are planning, starting at 3pm at Lockhouse 6 on the Chesapeake & Ohio Towpath to Constitution Gardens. At 7pm we will enjoy sitting meditation in the gardens. Here is a tentative map of the walk, which is about 6.6 miles in total: https://goo.gl/maps/iS2MpVw4ACm
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What:SC Pride President's Ball
When:Friday, June 01, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Where:Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:This fabulous party is a top-shelf open bar affair with tasty hors d'oeuvres and amazing performances. We also take this opportunity to announce Festival and Parade entertainment and guests. Join us at Columbia Museum of Art for a traditional night of elegance, dance, comedy—and now art! Tickets are $50. This is a Pride Pass event, meaning you get in free with our all-inclusive pass. www.scpride.org/pridepass
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What:Outfest Columbia - Inaugural Year!
When:Saturday, June 02, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Where:Famously Hot South Carolina Pride, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:This brand-new event is all street-festival fun, and brings even more Pride to the streets of Columbia! Featuring live entertainment from local acts, vendors, and more! Stay tuned! More information coming soon! Outfest Columbia is a new adventure for South Carolina Pride Movement, focusing on the LGBT community of Columbia, SC, showcasing our local talent, vending, and businesses. As our Pride festival grows year after year to a now two-day event in the fall, we are bringing a more “local” festival to downtown Columbia to kick-off Official National Pride Month in June 2018. We will feature headlining entertainment from our Main Stage, and will present our all new Miss Outfest Pageant for female impersonators and Mr. & Miss Outfit competition for the physically fit of our LGBT community. Headlining this event this year will be Steve Grand, along with several stars of our Columbia area community. We will feature an afterparty called AfterGlo that will be held at both downtown gay bars, further sewing a community aspect to this event. We hope this will become a recurring staple for our City of Columbia for years to come with high growing potential for the betterment and awareness of the LGBT Community. All information subject to change! www.scpride.org/outfest
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What:Women Empowerment (WE18)
When:Saturday, June 09, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Where:South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:Please be on time to ensure we get the most from this experience. This is a chance to uplift each other and do not allow negativity to pull us apart.
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What:The Southern Indian Movement
When:Friday, July 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Where:Native American Studies Center, Lancaster, United States, 29720
Description:"The Southern Indian Movement: Asserting Civil Rights and Sovereign Rights during a Time of Transition" Dr. Denise Bates, Arizona State University During the mid-20th century, the black civil rights movement brought the national gaze to the South and spurred a revolution in race relations. Yet, popular historical narratives of this period overlook the political activities and economic development effort of southern Native peoples who launched a movement of their own. This presentation will examine the context by which the southern Indian movement emerged and discuss the broader impact by highlighting specific examples of the contributions and activities of different tribal communities across the region.
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What:2nd Annual Midlands Women's Fair
When:Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10:00 am
Where:Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:Join us for the 2nd Annual Midlands Women's Fair, presented by Absolute Total Care,​ on Saturday, July 28th from 10-3 pm! Come out and get pampered! Let us know you're coming (and earn a door prize entry) by registering online at https://midlandswomensfair.eventbrite.com. This FREE event offers dozens of vendors PLUS fun photo booth, massages, makeovers, airbrush tattoos, self-defense classes, door prizes, & more. Get ready to shop until you drop! All focused on YOU, the Midlands Woman. For more information or to feature your business at this event, contact events@sunshinefamilyexpos.com.
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What:The Official Animal Rights March | Charlotte NC
When:Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Where:Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, United States, 28201-28237, 28240-28247, 28250, 28253-28256, 28258, 28260-28262, 28265-28266, 28269-28275, 28277-28278, 28280-28290, 28296-28297, 28299
Description:WHO IS READY TO BRING THE VEGAN MESSAGE TO THE SOUTH? The Official Animal Rights March is an annual march founded by UK animal rights organization Surge. The march began in London in 2016 with 2,500 vegans and in 2017 the march doubled to 5,000 vegans marching for animal liberation through London. In 2018 we’re bringing The Official Animal Rights March to New York once again to spread the message of animal liberation across the globe. This will be the first Offical Animal Rights in Charlotte! In order to make this march succeed, we need your help. Invite your friends, tell every vegan you meet, this is the day when we unite, when we stand up, rise up and say no more, not in our name. The future is vegan, but we must continue to speak out on behalf of the animals until the day that their suffering ends. All details, including the route, will be published closer to the date. Save the date, spread the word - and let’s make history for the animals. www.theofficialanimalrightsmarch.com www.surgeactivism.com
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What:Nobody Is Above the Law ATL
When:Friday, August 31, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Where:Richard B. Russell Federal Building, Atlanta, United States, 30303
Description:(NOTE: This event is a placeholder. When/If Mueller is fired, the date will be udated accordingly.) We could have a deepening Constitutional crisis on our hands. Donald Trump is considering firing the man investigating Trump and his inner circle, special counsel Robert Mueller. If this happens, our immediate response will determine the future of our democracy. That's why we're partnering with MoveOn.org, Public Citizen, Indivisible and many others to prepare emergency "Nobody is Above the Law" rallies that will happen directly following the firing should it occur . There are already events in 150 cities scheduled across the country! Can you pledge to attend a rapid response rally? Click here to find the event nearest you, and pledge to attend: http://www.trumpisnotabovethelaw.org/ (Georgia Alliance for Social Justice is the host of the Atlanta event.) Mueller was named as special counsel to get to the bottom of the Russian meddling in the November election, and any ensuing effort to cover it up. This includes conflicts of interest within the Trump campaign, and possibly investigating Trump’s own finances to look for motives. By firing Mueller, Trump would trigger a full-fledged Constitutional crisis by asserting that he is above the law. The hours following the firing will determine whether he is proved right. Congress has the constitutional authority and obligation to hold Trump accountable for this abuse of power. But we've seen the Republican Congress give Trump pass after pass every time he crosses another line. Should Trump fire Mueller, if that isn't the moment they put country over party to hold Trump accountable, it's not clear whether it will ever happen. Let's show our lawmakers that we won't stand by while they allow Donald Trump to slide the US into authoritarianism. Join thousands across the country who are pledging to take the streets should Trump fire Mueller, demanding immediate action to hold Trump accountable! When Richard Nixon fired Archibald Cox from the Watergate investigation, it became a tipping-point moment for lawmakers in his own party to finally decide that they had to act or risk forfeiting our democracy. It's up to us to make sure if Trump fires Mueller that this the moment our lawmakers wake up and prevent Trump from putting himself above the law. Thanks for all you do. http://www.trumpisnotabovethelaw.org/
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What:Famously Hot SC Pride Parade
When:Friday, October 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Where:Famously Hot South Carolina Pride, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:We invite you to join us our second NIGHT PARADE as we once again LIGHT UP THE NIGHT at our annual Parade down Main Street! Last year was a HUGE hit and we're bringing it back! Join us as we GET LIT for SC Pride! Come out and help us support, celebrate, educate, and advocate for the LGBT community and culture of South Carolina. Start your Pride weekend by marching in or viewing the Pride Parade, now on FRIDAY NIGHT! We are so excited that our 29th year, Famously Hot SC Pride will again host the night-time parade—the Official Kick-Off for South Carolina Pride Festival. Get Lit Night-Time Parade will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018, starting at 7 pm. At the end of the parade there will be a dance party and concert celebration on Main Street.
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What:GET LIT Street Party & Concert
When:Friday, October 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Where:Famously Hot South Carolina Pride, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:Our now infamous Friday night Street Party and Concert returns with another headliner concert! This event follows our highly successful nighttime Parade! More information coming soon!
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What:Famously Hot SC Pride Festival
When:Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Where:Famously Hot South Carolina Pride, Columbia, United States, 29201
Description:Now 29 years strong, the Festival returns to Main Street for a day of family-friendly fun, live entertainment, vendors, and more! More info coming soon! Be sure to purchase a Pride Pass (www.scpride.org/pridepass) to get VIP treatment!
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