#GetYourGiveOn with The Soul of Philanthropy
Apr
29
3:00 PM15:00

#GetYourGiveOn with The Soul of Philanthropy

Giving Stories + Crafts (ages 11 and under)
3:00-3:30 p.m., Storytime, Storytime Room, Richland Library, Main
3:00-6:00 p.m., Drop-in Crafts, Children's Room, Richland Library, Main

Come for a special storytime for families to celebrate philanthropy and the beauty of giving back. Afterward, create your own giving jar with special guests, Olivia the Octopus and Gordon the Yam from Auntie Karen Foundation - Take home your creation and use to it to collect your family's charitable donations. When it is full, decide together where the money will go - how will you #GetYourGiveOn?


I Am a Philanthropist for Teens (ages 12-18)
3:00-6:00 p.m., Drop-in Activities

Use your voice, talents and time to give back to your community. Join friends from EveryBlackGirl, Inc. to create your personalized philanthropy message on a Tshirt or button and share your passion about where and how you plan to #GetYourGiveOn.


Embracing the Diversity of Philanthropy (ages 19-99+)
4:00-5:30 p.m., Speaker and Panel, Auditorium

Join us for an engaging afternoon with Principal Consultant of Friends of Ebonie, LLC and Executive Director and Founder of the Young, Black & Giving Back Institute, Ebonie Johnson Cooper. She is an enthusiastic next generation leader with a passion for philanthropy in the black community.  She will offer a keynote presentation about embracing philanthropy as an act of love and also moderate a panel of local next-gen leaders and how we are working together in today's social climate.  Including a special performance by Columbia's very own Every Black Girl.

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Moving Toward Conscious Giving for Social Change
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Moving Toward Conscious Giving for Social Change

One hour facilitated conversation including overview of TSOP exhibition and interactive exploration of your personal giving stories and discussion about impactful giving. Reservations are required.

 Limited to 25 participants.

(Note: if you would like to reserve a conversation for your group of 10 or more to participate, please contact Brooke Dickerson at 803-978-7829 or brooke@yourfoundation.org to reserve a time and speaker. Group size limited to 25 participants.)

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Unforgettable: Honoring Our Living Civil Rights Legends
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Unforgettable: Honoring Our Living Civil Rights Legends

Inspired by the Soul of Philanthropy, an exhibit honoring African-American philanthropists, Richland Library is inviting local, civil rights legends to share their stories, sacrifice and impact.

Please join us from 7 - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12 at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street) for Unforgettable: Honoring Our Living Civil Rights Legends.

The University of South Carolina's Center for Civil Rights History and Research Director Bobby Donaldson serves as moderator, and the panel features:

  *   Cecil Williams - a photographer, publisher and author who is best known for his photos that document the civil rights movement in South Carolina.

  *   Catherine Peppers Hill - an actress from South Carolina and civil rights activist.

  *   Franchot Brown - a prominent lawyer in the Midlands and community leader.

  *   Rev. Simon Bouie - an Allen University student who was arrested during a sit-in at Eckerd's Drug Store in Columbia during 1960.

  *   Rep. Leola Robinson-Simpson - a current state representative who at 15, joined protesters in Greenville at the Kress Variety Store lunch counter. The demonstration resulted in the case, Peterson vs. City of Greenville, that went to the U.S. Supreme Court.
This local event also has special significance, occurring around the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.  It's possible thanks to a partnership with Columbia SC 63, the University of South Carolina's Center for Civil Rights History and Research and the Central Carolina Community Foundation.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com<mailto:estoll@richlandlibrary.com>.

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Association of Fundraising Professionals: Reframing Portraits of Philanthropy
Apr
12
11:30 AM11:30

Association of Fundraising Professionals: Reframing Portraits of Philanthropy

As a fundraising professional sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that philanthropy is deeper than your pockets. Join this conversation to delve into the array of beliefs, values and experiences that influence philanthropy and motivate people to give. Changing the world in a changing world requires fresh approaches, new relationships and reframed ideas about philanthropy. You’ll tap into your own giving story and learn how to elicit and listen to others’ stories for greater understanding and connections.

 

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Moving Toward Conscious Giving for Social Change
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Moving Toward Conscious Giving for Social Change

One hour facilitated conversation including overview of TSOP exhibition and interactive exploration of your personal giving stories and discussion about impactful giving. Reservations are required.

 Limited to 25 participants.

(Note: if you would like to reserve a conversation for your group of 10 or more to participate, please contact Brooke Dickerson at 803-978-7829 or brooke@yourfoundation.org to reserve a time and speaker. Group size limited to 25 participants.)

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Celebrating a Culture of Giving: Collecting & Sharing African American Art
Mar
22
5:30 PM17:30

Celebrating a Culture of Giving: Collecting & Sharing African American Art

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The Friends of African American Art and Culture join with Valaida Fullwood, creator of The Soul of Philanthropy, to celebrate the important role of collecting and sharing art to preserve African American culture. The Soul of the Philanthropy, on view at the Richland Library February 10 – May 6, 2018, is a tribute to the history of African American philanthropy.  The exhibition is sponsored by Central Carolina Community Foundation, Richland Library and Women Engaged SC. 
 
The CMA event will feature Fullwood, an art collector and a visual artist talking about their roles in sharing and passing on African American culture. The event is inspired by both the exhibit and the book, Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists by Fullwood and photographer Charles W. Thomas, Jr.  Fullwood will be on hand for a book-signing prior to the event.  Art collectors, aspiring art collectors, artists, photographers, culture keepers and philanthropists are encouraged to attend. Admission is FREE.

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Newman Lecture: Police and Racial Bias: Lessons from the Lab for the Street
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Newman Lecture: Police and Racial Bias: Lessons from the Lab for the Street

  • Capstone Campus Room, Capstone Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join the I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Justice for the 2018 Newman Lecture with Joshua Correll, Ph.D., an associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. His research focuses primarily on how we react to members of racial and ethnic outgroups, the tendency to associate such outgroups with threat, and how this association affects attention, face processing and behavior.

Correll’s integrative talk will describe roughly a decade of research on how a person’s race can influence the decision to shoot. Using a simple videogame, his research demonstrated a dramatic bias: people shoot Black targets more quickly and much more frequently than White targets. The research also shed light on psychological processes that give rise to bias. Subsequent work with lay people and police officers explores strategies to reduce this bias. This work highlights factors contributing to success and pitfalls that may unintentionally exacerbate racial bias, even among highly trained police officers.

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Unforgettable Evening of Jazz and Photography @ 701 Whaley
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Unforgettable Evening of Jazz and Photography @ 701 Whaley

An Unforgettable night of Music and Photos! Sponsored by Columbia SC 63: Our Story Matters, and in partnership with 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Jazz@701 brings back A Sign Of The Times!

Led by Composer/Director, Tyrone Jefferson, A Sign of the Times’ are committed to the mastery and preservation of Jazz – the only musical genre born in America! Their repertoire swings and transports listeners to the days of Dizzy, Bird, Miles and Sassy as well as Earth, Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, the Stylistics, Etta James and James Brown. Each musical story is told with authenticity and reverence to the great ones that came before us.
Known by many as Charlotte’s premier Black-owned music organization, they will lift your spirits and stir your soul!

Renowned photographer Cecil Williams will also be on hand with his new book “Unforgettable”. Mr Williams is well known for his vast work documenting the civil rights movement of the 50’s and 60’s but he has also pointed his lens at well known southerners like jazz legend Skipp Pearson!

Tickets at the door $15 cash. Cash bar with beer, wine and Village Idiot Pizza! For more info contact lakornegay@gmail.com or 803-237-1793

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Exploring the Four Traditions of Philanthropy with Elizabeth Lynn
Jan
19
8:30 AM08:30

Exploring the Four Traditions of Philanthropy with Elizabeth Lynn

How does your giving and serving fit into the larger landscape of American philanthropy? Elizabeth Lynn, Founder & Director of the Center for Civic Reflection at Valparaiso University, will examine the four distinctive philanthropic traditions in the United States: philanthropy as relief, philanthropy as social reform, philanthropy as civic engagement, and philanthropy as improvement.

Light breakfast refreshments will be provided at 8:30am
Speaker 9am

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