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Fall 2017

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Constitution Day- Leadership and Social Change: Electoral Politics & Civic Engagement

September 19, 2017
11:00 am
Richardson Ballroom- DiGiorgio Campus Center 


Dr. John Holder will speak on electoral politics followed by an interactive civic engagement scenario activity.



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9th Annual Banned Books Reading

September 26, 2017
8:00 PM

  To celebrate Banned Books Week, excerpts from the following "banned books," will be read:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (It's the 20th Anniversary!)
Communism for Kids by Bini Adamczak, Jacob Blumenfeld, and Sophie Lewis
Little Bill by Bill Cosby
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

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WREN's Advocacy 101

September 28, 2017
6:00 PM

   WREN, the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, presents Advocacy 101. The program was developed by policy and communication experts in order to train participants on the legislative process and how to advocate for effective and beneficial policies that elevate the status of women in South Carolina. The training also provides information on WREN’s mission and current active policies that would affect women, girls and their families in South Carolina. This is a non-partisan, non-ideological event focused on educating students about the legislative process.

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Rock Hill City Elections Candidate Forum

October 3, 2017
6:30 PM
Richardson Ballroom

   Sponsored by the West Forum and the Alpha Phi Alpha graduate chapter, a "meet the City Council Candidates" session will precede a mayoral candidate forum. All three candidates for Rock Hill mayor will be in attendance.

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Palmetto Focus: Policing and Race in South Carolina

October 10, 2017
6:30 PM
Dina's Place

  Speakers: Dr Adolphus Belk Jr., Bakari Sellers (attorney and media analyst), Jackie Swindler (Director, SC Criminal Justice Academy). Moderator: Mr. Dan Ballou

Spring 2018

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Civic Inspiration for a New Generation: The Life and Legacy of Ambassador and Governor John C. West

February 12, 2018
7:00 PM
Dina's Place

   A public lecture on Governor West on celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the West Forum, and its 10th anniversary at Winthrop. Dr. Blease Graham will deliver a lecture about Governor John West and his lasting legacies to South Carolina and United States at large.



Summer 2017


NEW Leadership South Carolina

Summer Institute
May 13-17, 2018
Winthrop University Campus 

  The John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy at Winthrop University is pleased to partner with the College of Charleston to bring the NEW Leadership Summer Institute to South Carolina. NEW Leadership South Carolina is affiliated with the NEW Leadership Network created by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.



For additional information, go to the NEW Leadership South Carolina HOMEPAGE.

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