Stacey Abrams is announced as the Next Speaker in The Charleston Forum 2020 Webinar Series

CHARLESTON, S.C. – In April, The Charleston Forum announced their adaption of the 2020 program due to the

current COVID-19 healthcare crisis. The online webinar series was kicked off by Congressman Jim Clyburn on

April 25. On May 13 at 4pm, the Forum has announced they will be joined by former Georgia State Minority

Leader and founder of the Fair Fight Action, Stacey Abrams.


Stacey Abrams is a New York Times bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO and political

leader. After serving for eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as Minority Leader, in

2018, Abrams became the Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, when she won more votes than

any other Democrat in the state’s history. She is the founder of Fair Fight, a national voting rights

organization, Fair Count, focused on the census, and the Southern Economic Advancement Project.

The conversation with Abrams will continue the effort to advance the Forum’s mission of addressing issues of

race and inequity. The Charleston Forum plans to announce additional speakers to discuss our community’s

most important issues as they lead up to the annual event, which will also be hosted online.


This June, in commemoration for our community members lost at Mother Emanuel five years ago and in

recognition of the 350th Anniversary of Charleston’s founding, The Charleston Forum will reveal the results of

a survey showing the attitudes residents in our tri-county area have about issues of race. The survey

concentrates on The Charleston Forum’s principal topics of education, economics, policing and criminal

justice, and the future of the past.


WHO: Stacey Abrams and The Charleston Forum

WHAT: Discussion of race disparities in health, economics and voting rights

WHERE: Register here:

WHEN: May 13 at 4pm

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About The Charleston Forum

The Charleston Forum is a community project that strives to provide a dialogue on race that moves the

conversation forward, with no pre-set agenda but with a common purpose. The Charleston Forum began in

2016 as a group of local political, business, educational and religious leaders who wanted to provide an outlet

to discuss race across many different topics. The Forum has received significant collective support from

Charleston leaders including Mayor John Tecklenburg, former Mayor Joe Riley, Reverend Joe Darby and many