Schedule of Events

What: "The New South: Shifting Cultural Norms" Town Hall
Where: Dina's Place at the DiGiorgio Campus Center
When: 1:15-3:30 p.m.
Who: S.C. Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, chair of the DNC Southern Caucus
Rev. William Barber, organizer of North Carolina's Moral Monday movement
Rev. Raphael Warnock, Ebenezer Baptist Church
Laura Cahue, a member of Somos SC and Young Immigrants in Action
Nekki Shutt, a prominent South Carolina attorney active in the equality movement
Louis Elrod, president of Young Democrats of America
Scott Huffmon, professor of political science and director of the Winthrop Poll
Mr. Michael Williams, Vice President for Strategic Development for the BlueGreen Alliance
Dr. Marsha Bollinger, Environmental Sciences and Studies Program, Winthrop University

At this interactive forum, panelists and audience members will engage with issues concerning political and social justice, the role of faith in building sustainable communities, gender and LGBT equality, the demands and needs of the growing Hispanic community in the region, the cultural and economic impact of climate change and solutions to address those impacts through the lens of the next generation.
Online registration is encouraged. 

Sponsored by the Democratic National Committee's Southern Regional Caucus
Cultural Event iconApproved cultural event for Winthrop students

What: "The Changing South" Chairs Chats
Where: Dina's Place at the DiGiorgio Campus Center
When: 4-5 p.m.
Who: Southern Democratic State Party Chairs
Jaime Harrison, South Carolina Democratic Party Chair and host of "Chair Chats"
Allison Tant, Florida Democratic Party Chair
DuBose Porter, Georgia Democratic Party Chair
Patrick Hughes, Kentucky Democratic Party Chair
Karen Carter-Peterson, Louisiana Democratic Party Chair
Rickey Cole, Mississippi Party Chair
Patsy Keever, North Carolina Party Chair
Mary Mancini, Tennessee Democratic Party Chair
Susan Swecker, Virginia Democratic Party Chair
Belinda Biafore, West Virginia Democratic Party Chair

S.C. Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison brings his signature "chairs chat" to Winthrop to discuss social, economic, and political issues in today's South with other southern state democratic party chairs.

Sponsored by the S.C. Democratic Party
Cultural Event iconApproved cultural event for Winthrop students

What: "Hardball" with Chris Matthews
Where: Lawn of Byrnes Auditorium
When: 6 p.m.

In his hard-hitting style, political analyst Chris Matthews will ask tough questions of politicians, pundits, and other guests. The blunt, often controversial host will "play hardball" from the lawn of Byrnes Auditorium in a warm-up to the First in the South Candidates Forum.

Sponsored by MSNBC

What: First in the South Democratic Candidates Forum
Where: Byrnes Auditorium
When: 8 p.m.

Read additional information on the "About the Forum" web page.