Three weeks ago Social Justice advocates in Charleston, SC learned that the local Chamber of Commerce was sponsoring a seminar on how to prevent social justice efforts from operating successfully in that generally progressive community. It is being conducted by an agressive union busting firm. (Charleston, SC is a generally progressive community surrounded by a very deep, red state under rigid Republican control). The progressive response launches tomorrow on the Annaversary of 0-11 near the City's historic four corners of law as the beginning of a renewed campaign for peace, justice and shared prosperity.
The Indpendent Weekly Newspaper in charleston has published a report on the controversy. http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/...
Press Announcement Follows
Social Justice Advocates to Announce Response to Chamber Program
Wed., September 11, 10:30 am
Location- Mendel Rivers Monument Park, Adjacent to Historic Charleston Courthouse
Across from 100 Meeting Street. (Near the Four Corners of Law)
Charleston, SC- Representatives of Charleston area progressive organizations will meet on Wednesday [9/11] at 10:30 am near the Mendel Rivers Monument, adjacent to the Charleston County Courthouse. The group will respond the the planned Chamber of Commerce program scheduled for the following day, which targets social and economic justice organizations. George Hopkins, Coordinator of the Charleston chapter of the SC Progressive Network, will lead a short program announcing elements of the Network's fall program for peace, justice and shared prosperity in the Lowcountry.
The group will meet in the small park area located across Meeting Street from Charleston City Hall and Washington Park. CARTA service via Meeting King DASH, Savannah Highway 30 and King Street Citadel Routes. Parking at County Parking Garage, Queen Street.
Updates available on the group’s Facebook Page