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: https://thecharlestonforum.com/webinars/
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