Details: Doors will open at 6 pm with refreshments and light snacks. The event will begin promptly at 6:30.
Who will inspire us to continue to do justice?
Rev. Nelson B. Rivers, III - For over 38 years Rev. Rivers worked at every level of the NAACP, including President, North Charleston, SC Branch; Executive Director, South Carolina State Conference; Director, Southeast Region; Chief Operating Officer, twice as Chief of Field Operations, and Vice President of Stakeholder Relations from 2008 until May 2014. Rev. Rivers led the NAACP’s successful efforts to significantly increase the Association’s support from various key stakeholders including the Black church, faith groups, civic groups, fraternities, sororities and civil rights and progressive organizations.
His work led to the election of more than 300 new black elected officials in South Carolina between 1986 and 1994. He was a leading organizer of the largest civil rights demonstration in the history of South Carolina when over 50,000 marched on the state capitol in January 2000 to demand the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag.
What will we celebrate?
- The unprecedented investment in affordable housing - 12 million to be leveraged with other private and public money expected to put a roof over thousands of families over the next 10 years
- Raising awareness around criminal justice reform, and
- The unwavering commitment to create a Mental Health Crisis Center campus
How will we celebrate?
- Telling our stories
Everyone in attendance will be invited to financially support Justice Matters.
Our goal is to raise $73,000 this year from individuals who support our mission. Investments from our Team and Network Members enable Justice Matters to sustain the organization and remain an independent voice.