Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Our work to Empower Voters and Defend Democracy is active year-round, not just at election time! All of our issue forums and candidate forums are free and open to the public. You can also view a separate calendar of elections.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, September 7, 2019
2:30-4:30
Charleston County Main Library
68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
POSTPONED: Voter registration training. This event is postponed due to Hurricane Dorian evacuations. Individuals and organizations are invited to join us at our other two training sessions this month instead, where we will walk you through hosting your own voter registration drive and discuss Get Out the Vote strategies! For more details, contact our Voter Services Director Joan Zaleski at joan.m.zaleski@hofstra.edu.
Sunday, September 8, 2019
4:00-5:30pm
Bristol Condominiums
3000 Old Bridgeview Lane
Charleston, SC 29403
POSTPONED: Annual Fall Kickoff for Members. Our Fall Kickoff has been postponed due to Hurricane Dorian. We look forward to getting members together once everyone is safely back in Charleston.
Saturday, September 14, 2019
 
  Charleston Pride Parade. Come see us in the Charleston Pride Parade and register to vote afterwards at the Festival.
Monday, September 16, 2019
6-8pm
Charleston County Public Library
68 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
African American Women and Healthcare Disparities, Past and Present. Dr. Felice Knight, Assistant Professor at The Citadel, will speak with us about African American Women and Healthcare Disparities, Past and Present.

This meeting is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and you must RSVP

Dr. Knight is Director of The Citadel's Universities Studying Slavery Committee and a member of The Citadel's Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Center team. She specializes in African American History with an emphasis on slavery during the early national and antebellum periods. She will begin with an overview of the health problems suffered by enslaved women who performed domestic duties for the all-white children and staff at the Charleston Orphan House, then segue into a brief historical overview of disparities in access to healthcare that African American women have experienced since the days of slavery through the present. At the conclusion of her talk, she will open the meeting up for discussion -- posing a few questions for the audience to consider in relation to her talk and the realities of healthcare disparities for African American women past and present, and then opening up the floor for candid discussion and questions. This meeting is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and you must RSVP.

Saturday, September 21, 2019
11-1pm
Cane Bay Library
1655 Cane Bay Blvd., Ste A
Summerville, SC 29486
Voter registration training #2. The League is hosting three training sessions in September. Individuals and organizations are invited to join us as we walk you through hosting your own voter registration drive and discuss efforts to Get Out the Vote. For more details, contact our Voter Services Director Joan Zaleski at joan.m.zaleski@hofstra.edu.
Sunday, September 22, 2019
11-1pm
Summerville Branch, Dorchester County Library
76 Old Trolley Road
Summerville, SC 29485
Voter registration training #3. The League is hosting three training sessions in September. Individuals and organizations are invited to join us as we walk you through hosting your own voter registration drive and discuss efforts to Get Out the Vote. For more details, contact our Voter Services Director Joan Zaleski at joan.m.zaleski@hofstra.edu.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
9am
Senior Center
840 Von Kolnitz Rd
Mt Pleasant, SC
(843) 856-2166
Mt Pleasant Candidate Forum. Free and open to the public.