CHS ASALH Black History Month Program on Feb. 11, 2023 at 1pm EST

Title

Branch Meeting and Black History Month Forum

Date and Time

February 11, 2023, 1-3 pm

Sponsor

Charleston Area Branch ASALH

Location

Riley Center for Livable Communities: 176 Lockwood Drive, Charleston 29403. (virtual link TBD)

Description

The program addresses the Black History Month theme “Black Resistance”

Efforts to repress the teaching of Black history in the United States have a long history. Ironically as we celebrate Black History Month we find ourselves engaged in a highly charged public debate around this very issue. We invite you to join us and a panel of scholars, teachers, parents and activist to engage in a conversation on the issues, proposals, opportunities and strategies that are part of today’s struggle on the national, state and local levels.

Panelists

Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing
  • Officers’ Comments
  • Black Resistance – The Fight Over Black History Forum
  • Announcements
  • Affirmations

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REVISED DATE: Branch Meeting and Forum: January 21, 2023 at 1 p.m. EST

Date

Saturday, Jan 21, 2023 (was formerly the 14th)

Time

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location

Riley Center for Livable Communities (178 Lockwood Dr, Charleston, SC 29403)

Description

The first membership meeting of the year will include a review of branch activities in 2022 and the presentation of the 2023 projected calendar. This will be followed by a community forum on Black Resistance History, Life and Culture – Making Connections. Participants will be asked to share ideas on how we can best explore the history of the struggle of Black Americans ‘to establish and maintain safe spaces, where Black life can be sustained, fortified and respected. Organizations are asked to share information on their programs and projects that can contribute to this year long focus on the topic of Black Resistance in its many forms

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2022 Annual Charleston Area Branch ASALH Dr. Carter G. Woodson Birthday Celebration Dec. 10th at 1pm EST

You are invited to join us to celebrate the 147th birthday of Dr Carter G Woodson – “The Father of Black History.” The celebration will include tributes to the life and legacy of Dr. Woodson, a Remembrance Committee Recognition, and a panel discussion on Black Health, Wellness and Resistance: Remembering the 1969 Hospital Strike.

Date/Time

Saturday, December 10, 2022, 1-3 pm

Location

Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture, College of Charleston, 125 Bull St, Charleston SC 29401

In-Person RSVP

Attend Virtually

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://cofc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdeuurD0oH93SVDXnZj2V0VcBh1OW2Nad

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We will also be streaming the program on the Avery Research Center YouTube Channel

Panelists

  • Dr. Thaddeus J. Bell, Founder, Closing the Gap in Healthcare
  • Margaret Seidler, The Accidental Historian
  • Donald West, Branch Historian, Charleston Area Branch of ASALH

Sponsor(s)

Charleston Area Branch of ASALH, Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

Come to our 2022 ASALH Founder’s Day Celebration and Membership Meeting

We are honored to invite you to attend our upcoming Founder’s Day and Membership Meeting. The meeting will take place in person at the College of Charleston West Edge, Room 206 with an option to join using the zoom link below. To help us accommodate your participation, we kindly ask you to RSVP using this link:  https://i.invitd.us/p-OQdzMCjoxL

Meeting URL:https://cofc.zoom.us/j/8910318406?from=addon
Meeting ID:891 031 8406

March 12, 2022 CHS ASALH Branch Meeting at 1pm EST

March is Women’s History Month

We honor these Past Presidents of the Charleston Area Branch of ASALH for their service and dedicated commitment to the teaching, promoting , researching, and preserving the African American experience

  • Dena Davis
  • Julia Ellen Davis
  • Regina Williams
  • Julie Monroe (deceased)

MEMBERSHIP MEETIG DETAILS

DATE: MARCH 12, 2022

TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

MEETING ID :897 6309 8253

PASSCODE: 483225

AGENDA

Call to Order

Lift Every Voice and Sing

Treasurer’s Report

President’s Comments and Updates

Review of Member Benefits

Presentation: Charleston Equity Story Map– Amber Johnson, Director Office of Equity, Inclusion and Racial Conciliation, City of Charleston, SC

Announcements

March 13, 2021 Branch Meeting and Discussion Black Parents Matter: Triumphs and Challenges

Program Title

Black Parents Matter: Triumphs and Challenges

Date and Time

March 13, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location

Zoom Meeting

Charleston Area Branch of ASALH and Charleston Freedom School

Description

A candid conversation on the challenges, successes, and lessons learned from the lived experiences of three parents. By sharing their stories our presenters will lead us into an exploration of old and new approaches that can help the Black family and community navigate today’s environment.

Speakers

Bill Davis, retired educator and author of Baba and the Crew

Jane Dunhamn, Founder and Director of National Black Disabilities Coalition and author of The Way of Freedom and Life (Summer 2021)

Kevin Smith, Principal, C.E. Williams Middle School, Charleston, SC

Moderator

Dena Davis, Director of Charleston County Head Start and Branch Historian

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February 13th Branch Event: Preserving the Black Family through Records

Join the archival staff at the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture for a discussion on the role of archivists and archives in preserving family histories

When: Saturday, February 13, 2021 via Zoom

Time: 1:00 p.m. EST

Sponsored by the Charleston Area Branch of ASALH and the Charleston Freedom School

Event is free and open to the public

Register

Please use the form below to register for the event or click the link here

Charleston Area Branch of ASALH February 2021 Events

PROGRAM 1: PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING 2020 BLACK HISTORY MONTH THEME; “THE BLACK FAMILY”

DATE: February 1, 2021 (Zoom), Registration will be available in January 2021

TIME: 12:00 p.m.

SPEAKER: Julie Monroe, President of Charleston Area Branch of ASALH

SPONSOR: Charleston Area Branch of ASALH

DESCRIPTION: This event is designed to promote the celebration of Black History Month and the year-long activity of the branch focused on theme “The Black Family.”

PROGRAM 2: “THE BLACK FAMILY: FINDING AND TELLING YOUR FAMILY STORY”

DATE: February 13, 2021 (Zoom), Registration will be available in January 2021

Time: 1:00 p.m.

SPONSORS: Charleston Area Branch of ASALH, The Avery Research Center, Charleston Freedom School

DESCRIPTION: This event is the first in a year-long series of activities to encourage and promote the research, preservation, and sharing of the histories of Black families. The Avery Research Center will present approaches that we can use to construct historical narratives that reveal the identity and diversity of our families. Participants will also learn how to utilize the resources of the Avery Research Center in researching and preserving their family stories. 

June 2020 Meeting

The branch members will have an online meeting on June 9, 2020. If you did not get an invite or are interested in attending please use the contact form below.