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For Which It Stands: A Virtual Town Hall

Untitled, By Alma Thomas (1891-1978); Watercolor on paper; 8 x 11 inches

Untitled, By Alma Thomas (1891-1978); Watercolor on paper; 8 x 11 inches

What defines the American experience? What makes a community? Inspired by the exhibition Building a Legacy: The Vibrant Vision Collection of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman, this three part series invites participants to a town hall-style Zoom with local artists and community stakeholders where we'll address these and other questions as we grapple with the effects of a global pandemic and a renewed reckoning with racial injustice.

The Real Rainbow Row: LGBTQ+ History in the Lowcountry, October 17, 12noon

Join us in partnership with the College of Charleston’s SC LGBTQ Project as we highlight the Lowcountry’s rich LGBTQ+ history and explore the ways in which these stories are often underrepresented in historical narratives. Serving LGBTQI+ youth for 25 years, this event is an official selection of nonprofit We Are Family's Spirit Day 2020 Queer Youth Fest.

This event is free and open to the public, but requires registration. It will take place on Zoom. Registrants will receive the link to the Zoom webinar one day prior to the event.

This virtual program is made possible by the generous support of Art Bridges and Bank of America.

Registration for this event is now CLOSED

Learn More About Our Speakers

Harlan Greene is the Scholar in Residence at the Addlestone Library. Harlan spearheaded the SC LGBTQ Project: Oral History, Archives and Outreach at the College of Charleston, a project which is committed to documenting LGBTQ life in the Lowcountry. As a part of that project, Harlan has developed the digital exhibition The Real Rainbow.

Eli Bundy is a local high school student and advocate, Eli is the president of their school’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance, which served as the named plaintiff (alongside Campaign for Southern Equality and South Carolina Equality) in a 2020 lawsuit challenging the state’s discriminatory curriculum law. Eli is also a youth member of We Are Family and served on their Spirit Day 2020 Working Committee.

Mahkia Greene is a Columbia-based filmmaker and teaching artist with a degree in media arts from the University of South Carolina. With her work largely exploring the self and her own identity as a young queer, black, southern person, Mahkia has exhibited her work nationally at various film festivals and art venues.

Sara Arnold is the Gibbes Museum of Art’s Director of Curatorial Affairs.