Wilkins Legislative and Civic Awards Dinner

    Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia

    Held on the first night of the legislative session each year and attended by political, community, and business leaders, the Wilkins Awards Dinner promotes citizenship, public service, and bipartisan governing. The Wilkins Awards are named for former Speaker of the S.C. House of Representatives and Ambassador to Canada, David H. Wilkins, and honor the leadership, […]

    Immigration Policy and Politics in 2020: Separating Fact from Fiction

    Watkins Room, Trone Student Center, Furman University Greenville, SC

    The issue of both legal and illegal immigration promises to remain a major focus of the 2020 presidential election. In recent years, Congress and Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump have been unable to enact meaningful legislation to stem the flow of undocumented immigrants to the country or develop a plan for […]

    Free

    Insurrection at the Capitol: Insights from a Former White Nationalist

    Derek Black, godson of David Duke and former leader in the white nationalist movement who is now an outspoken critic, will join Furman philosophy professor Aaron Simmons, Ph.D., virtually on Tuesday, March 2 at 6:00 pm to discuss the undercurrents, identities, and passions that motivated the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. This event […]

    Free

    Insurrection at the Capitol: Insights from a Former White Nationalist

    Furman University 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC

    Derek Black, godson of KKK grand wizard David Duke and former heir apparent to the white nationalist movement, will share his thoughts on the U.S. Capitol insurrection in a virtual conversation with Furman University’s Riley Institute on March 2.

    StraightTalk 2021 | Shaped by Racism: America Then and Now | Part One of Three

    Online SC

    America's history has many stories of strong and principled leadership; however, laws and policies enacted over the last two centuries were often exclusionary. Not everyone has been equally positioned to access the full benefits of citizenship or gain wealth or power. How has structural racism shaped our country since its founding? What does the life […]

    $10

    StraightTalk 2021 | Structural Racism: Impeding the American Dream for Us All | Part Two of Three

    Online SC

    Presented by the Riley Institute and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in partnership with South Carolina ETV StraightTalk 2021 is a three-part series that will explore the continued impact of structural racism - the broad system of policies, practices, structures, and norms that perpetuate and reinforce racial inequities - in the United States and what […]

    $10

    StraightTalk 2021 | Dismantling Racism: Why Now is a Moment for Change | Part Three of Three

    Online SC

    Racism and racial injustice are often in headlines and spur frequent protests. With heightened attention to these complex issues and the promise of federal investment in communities as they recover from losses due to COVID-19, now is a pivotal moment. How might these funds and other measures be employed to counteract the exacerbation of racial […]

    $10

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    A New Climate Movement: Acting on Solutions that Work

    McAlister Auditorium, Furman University 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC

    The time for ambitious climate action is now. But what does the roadmap for meaningful action look like? Hear from leaders about scaling climate solutions for a thriving world at StraightTalk 2022, a three-part series presented by Furman University’s Riley Institute and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in collaboration with the Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities. […]

    $15

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    A New Climate Movement: Acting on Solutions that Work

    McAlister Auditorium, Furman University 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC

    The time for ambitious climate action is now. But what does the roadmap for meaningful action look like? Hear from leaders about scaling climate solutions for a thriving world at StraightTalk 2022, a three-part series presented by Furman University’s Riley Institute and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in collaboration with the Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities. […]

    $15
    Recurring

    A New Climate Movement: Acting on Solutions that Work

    McAlister Auditorium, Furman University 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC

    The time for ambitious climate action is now. But what does the roadmap for meaningful action look like? Hear from leaders about scaling climate solutions for a thriving world at StraightTalk 2022, a three-part series presented by Furman University’s Riley Institute and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in collaboration with the Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities. […]

    $15