mark your calendars for Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:30-9:30 pm

mark your calendars for Thursday, June 21, 2018 7:30-9:30 pm

Our Mission

The Charleston forum is a community project that strives to provide a dialogue that moves the conversation forward, with no pre-set agenda but with a common purpose.

- Our Background

The Charleston Forum is a community project that strives to provide a dialogue 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. On June 16, 2017, the Forum hosted their first event to a crowd of over 900 people.Over 30 local and national speakers providing insight on the topics of economics and education, policing and criminal justice, the future of the past, and the Charleston experience.

This year’s Forum promises to continue the conversation, with more voices joining the collective movement to push beyond Charleston’s racially tangled history to a more unified tomorrow.

Committee Members

  • Sheriff Al Cannon
  • Colonel Tom Clark
  • Reverend Joe Darby
  • Jennifer Decasper
  • Brian Duffy
  • Karen Fetter
  • Ted Fienning
  • Reverend RaShan Frost
  • Debra Gammons
  • The Honorable Deadra Jefferson
  • Sam Johnson
  • Senator Marlon Kimpson
  • John Linton
  • Reverend Eric Manning
  • Otha Meadows
  • Edward Mercer
  • Reverend Kylon Middleton
  • Scott Moise
  • Dr. Bo Moore
  • Matthew Morgenstern
  • Christina Mortti
  • Reverend Dr. Barbara Nelson
  • Pastor Philip Pinckney
  • Matthew Richardson
  • Joseph P. Riley, Jr.
  • Dr. Robert Scharstein
  • Bakari Sellers
  • Grayson Smith
  • Mayor John Tecklenburg
  • Rick Wade
  • Rick Quinn
  • Ayinde Waring
  • Hal Whack
  • Mike Whack
  • Gregory Whitaker
  • J. Rutledge Young, Jr.

Committee Members

  • Sheriff Al Cannon
  • Colonel Tom Clark
  • Reverend Joe Darby
  • Jennifer Decasper
  • Brian Duffy
  • Karen Fetter
  • Ted Fienning
  • Reverend RaShan Frost
  • Debra Gammons
  • The Honorable Deadra Jefferson
  • Sam Johnson
  • Senator Marlon Kimpson
  • John Linton
  • Reverend Eric Manning
  • Otha Meadows
  • Edward Mercer
  • Reverend Kylon Middleton
  • Scott Moise
  • Dr. Bo Moore
  • Matthew Morgenstern
  • Christina Mortti
  • Reverend Dr. Barbara Nelson
  • Pastor Philip Pinckney
  • Matthew Richardson
  • Joseph P. Riley, Jr.
  • Dr. Robert Scharstein
  • Bakari Sellers
  • Grayson Smith
  • Mayor John Tecklenburg
  • Rick Quinn
  • Rick Wade
  • Ayinde Waring
  • Hal Whack
  • Mike Whack
  • Gregory Whitaker
  • J. Rutledge Young, Jr.