YWCA Greater Charleston

Stand Against Racism

 FRIDAY | An evening of dynamic performances
This year's theme is Women of Color Leading Change

Join Magic 107.3’s Lady Joi, ABC News 4’s Megan Rivers, and T-Mobile executive Kenya Dunn at the North Charleston Dream Center for a dynamic evening of performances by musicians and artists of the spoken word... each focused on the empowerment of women and how women can use their power to lead change.

Live music will be provided under the direction of Rodrick Cliche. Doors will open at 6:30 and the show will start at 7:00. You'll come away energized!

Our annual STAND AGAINST RACISM is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. This event will build more awareness of racism locally as we work to eliminate racism in the Charleston region.


Charleston radio personality Lady Joi will emcee the event. An Eastside baby from Detroit, Magic 107.3's Lady Joi considers herself “implanted” in Charleston. Her birth sign? Capricorn. Her alma mater? Claflin University. Lady Joi, whose first job was as a teen reporter for Detroit’s WJLB, counts John Mason, Terry Base, Frankie Darcel, Edwin Wright, Cathy Hughes, and DJ Cass among her influencers. 
ABC News 4's Megan Rivers will share her perspective on how women of color can lead change. Megan grew up in Manning, SC and earned a bachelor's degree from Claflin University before beginning her broadcasting career at WQKI-FM in Orange- burg. When she isn’t finding her next news story, she’s somewhere laughing with her family or enjoying the outdoors. 
Charleston executive Kenya Dunn will give an empowering talk about how women of color can lead change. Kenya is an area vice president for T-Mobile USA, leading a team of 5,000 across 14 states. She also serves as chair of the Board for Connections and You, Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on engaging youth through intentional mentoring, and is an executive advisor for the Network of Executive Women. 
Renowned pianist, producer, composer, and bandleader Rodrick Cliche will direct the event’s live music. Rodrick is a pianist, composer, and bandleader who performed across the US before embarking on his first professional tour as organist for renowned pop/blues singer Joss Stone. He has recorded with Joss, Raphael Saadiq, Common, Natasha Gray, and others. In 2015 he co-produced gospel legend Dorinda Clark Cole’s Grammy-nominated album Living It.


T-MOBILE | Stand Against Racism Benefactor
TRACY CLIFFORD CONSULTING | Stand Against Racism Benefactor
W. Frazier Construction, Inc. | Stand Against Racism Supporter
Cecelia Rodgers | Stand Against Racism Defender
Luther Seabrook | Stand Against Racism Defender
Alice Veal | Stand Against Racism Defender
Stephen Hoffius | Stand Against Racism Ally
Sue Sommer Kresse | Stand Against Racism Ally
Saundra Purvis | Stand Against Racism Ally
Veronica Sheppard | Stand Against Racism Ally
Etta R. Treadwell | Stand Against Racism Ally
Lucille S. Whipper | Stand Against Racism Ally