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

  • Marcus Amaker
  • Kevin Barnes
  • Cathy Bennett
  • Brooks Brunson
  • Marcus Bryant
  • Al Cannon
  • Tom Clark
  • Joe Darby
  • Jennifer Decasper
  • Brian Duffy
  • Karen Fetter
  • RaShan Frost
  • Debra Gammons
  • Darrin Goss
  • William Gregorie
  • Bruce Hendricks
  • William Hubbard
  • Paige Hughes
  • Deadra Jefferson
  • Sam Johnson
  • Marlon Kimpson
  • John Linton
  • Eric Manning
  • Otha Meadows
  • Edward Mercer
  • Kylon Middleton
  • Scott Moise
  • Bo Moore
  • Matthew Morgenstern
  • Christina Mortti
  • Gregory Mullen
  • Barbara Nelson
  • Philip Pinckney
  • Mitch Pugh
  • Rick Quinn
  • Marie-Louise Ramsdale
  • Matthew Richardson
  • Joseph P. Riley, Jr.
  • Robert Scharstein
  • Bakari Sellers
  • Charlton Singleton
  • Henry "Hank" Taylor
  • John Tecklenburg
  • Paul Thurmond
  • Rick Wade
  • Ayinde Waring
  • Elizabeth "Babs" Warner
  • Mike Whack
  • Gregory Whitaker
  • Josh Whitley
  • J. Rutledge Young, Jr.

Committee Members

  • Marcus Amaker
  • Kevin Barnes
  • Cathy Bennett
  • Brooks Brunson
  • Marcus Bryant
  • Al Cannon
  • Tom Clark
  • Joe Darby
  • Jennifer Decasper
  • Brian Duffy
  • Karen Fetter
  • RaShan Frost
  • Debra Gammons
  • Darrin Goss
  • William Gregorie
  • Bruce Hendricks
  • William Hubbard
  • Paige Hughes
  • Deadra Jefferson
  • Sam Johnson
  • Marlon Kimpson
  • John Linton
  • Eric Manning
  • Otha Meadows
  • Edward Mercer
  • Kylon Middleton
  • Scott Moise
  • Bo Moore
  • Matthew Morgenstern
  • Christina Mortti
  • Gregory Mullen
  • Barbara Nelson
  • Philip Pinckney
  • Mitch Pugh
  • Rick Quinn
  • Marie-Louise Ramsdale
  • Matthew Richardson
  • Joseph P. Riley, Jr.
  • Robert Scharstein
  • Bakari Sellers
  • Charlton Singleton
  • Henry "Hank" Taylor
  • John Tecklenburg
  • Paul Thurmond
  • Rick Wade
  • Ayinde Waring
  • Elizabeth "Babs" Warner
  • Mike Whack
  • Gregory Whitaker
  • Josh Whitley
  • J. Rutledge Young, Jr.