YWCA Greater Charleston

South Carolina’s Largest MLK Tribute

Click underlined event for more details

Saturday, Jan. 10 - Tickets
6:00 pm Felix Davis Community Center - 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston
Featuring Savannah Jones of Star 99.7 radio. Ethnic food and entertainment. Indian classical, folk, bollywood and belly dance. Drummers, fire-spinners and B-boys performances. Purchase advance tickets $30 at website or call YWCA 843-722-1644.
 MLK Area Worship Services
Sunday, Jan. 11 - Free to public
3:00 pm

3:30 pm

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

5:00 pm

5:30 pm
Edisto Island - Edisto Presbyterian Church - 1890 Cypress Bottom Road, Edisto

Yonges Island, Hollywood, Ravenel - Mt. Horr AME Church - 4360 Highway 147, Hollywood

North Charleston - Royal Missionary Baptist Church - 4761 Luella Avenue

Goose Creek, Summerville - Cane Bay High School - 1624 State Road, Summerville

West Ashley - Graham AME Church - 1124 Wappoo Road

Johns, Wadmalaw Islands - Lovely Hill Missionary Baptist Church - 670 Bear Swamp

James Island - Emmanuel Baptist Church - 1440 Folly Road

East Cooper - Greater Zion AME Church - 4174 Highway 17 N., Awendaw

Gathering of African-Americans and Jews - Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim - 90 Hasell Street
Panel Discussion: “Remembering the Civil Rights Movement”
Thursday, Jan. 15 - Free to public
 7:00 pm Brith Sholom Beth Israel -182 Rutledge Ave., Charleston
Panel discussion, J. Herman Blake, Ph.D., MUSC, moderator. Panelists include: Armand Derfner, Esq.; Dr. Millicent Brown; Andrew HaLevi, J.D.; Damon Fordham, M.S. Co-sponsored by BSBI and YWCA.
 MLK Tri-County Ecumenical Service
Sunday, Jan. 18 - Free to public
 4:00 pm Morris Street Baptist Church - 25 Morris St., Charleston
Keynote speaker, U.S. Ambassador James Gadsden, (retired), Senior Counselor International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, Princeton, NJ. Harvey Gantt Triumph Award presentation to Amb. Gadsden. Appearances by SC Congressman James E. Clyburn, Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Music by Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church All-Male Intergenerational Choir, Divine Strength Chamber Ensemble.
MLK Holiday Parade & Youth Speakout/Poetry Slam
Monday, Jan. 19 - Free to public
 11:00 am

Parade departs from Burke High School - 244 President St.
Proceeds east to Ashley Ave., north to Sumter St., east to King St., ends at Marion Square. Grand Marshal, Tommy Baker of Baker Motors Company. Enroll in parade at website or call YWCA 843-722-1644.
 12:30 pm Youth Speakout & Poetry Slam - CofC Science Auditorium 202 Calhoun St.
Open-mike, cash prizes to poetry slam winners. Register for poetry slam at website or call YWCA 843-722-1644. 
MLK Business & Professional Breakfast
Tuesday, Jan. 20 - Advance reservations corporate & individual
 7:30 am Charleston Marriott Hotel - 170 Lockwood Dr., Charleston
Keynote speaker, Arnold Donald, CEO, Miami-based Carnival Corporation. Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Honorary Chairman. Inaugural presentation of Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Vision Awards to Dr. Mary Thornley, Trident Technical College president, and posthumously to Dr. Ted Stern, College of Charleston president emeritus. Music by CSO Spiritual Ensemble. Co-sponsored by City of Charleston and YWCA. Purchase advance individual tickets $40, or corporate tables-of-eight at variable rates, at website or call YWCA 843-722-1644.

For info contact YWCA 843-722-1644

Kathleen Rodgers, Executive Directorrodgerskywca@bellsouth.net

Paulette Robinson, Office Managerrobinsonpywca@bellsouth.net