The congregation of Mother Emanuel AME Church invites the Charleston community to a free one-day camp for young people (ages 10-14) on June 23rd to celebrate multi-culturalism and pursue racial reconciliation by discussing stereotypes and other race-related issues; brainstorming ways to promote ethnic openness and experiencing different cultures through arts.
This interactive event is being held in conjunction with the Emanuel Commemoration Committee’s activities to celebrate the enduring legacy of the Emanuel 9 and the survivors.
Based on a curriculum developed at Coastal Carolina University, children will learn how to appreciate diversity and differences and how to promote multi-culturalism in their schools and communities. The College of Charleston's Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and various artists from the community will help facilitate activities.
Lunch provided for youth attendees by Palmetto CAP.
Adults and community members are welcome to join the festivities and witness the artistic presentations in the Buist Academy Auditorium at 3:30pm.
Volunteers are needed from 8:30am-4:30pm to assist with registration, lunch and talent clusters. During the afternoon, the children will be divided into collaborative clusters and will create a presentation based on one of four talents (art, dance, choir, poetry and drama). Volunteers from the arts community are needed to facilitate these sessions. Please indicate interest by registering under the Volunteer ticket.
Registration required. Please register by June 16th in order to get lunch and a t-shirt. Registration (without a t-shirt) is available until June 20th. Because we need specific information from each participant, attendees must register as individuals even if they're coming as part of a group. Please indicate any organizational affiliations under the "Organization" category.
Please call 843-343-9049 or visit www.emanuelamechurch.org for more information.
T-shirt Design Contest:
Submit a drawing to be used for next year's t-shirt!
- All media acceptable; winner to be reproduced & printed by 4-color process. Overall size should not exceed 30 x 30 inches — suggested is at least 20 x 30, mounted on foam core. Vertical orientations (where the overall width is smaller than the overall height) are recommended — keep in mind the proportions of a T-shirt).
- Please call/email (see below for info) for clarification on any exceptions.
- We recommend the artist / designer include the following text within or around the image area:
Calling All Colors
Mother Emanuel AME Church
Names of Victims
*Images should encourage peace, love and racial harmony.
Images should not depict violence or negativity whatsoever nor should they contain profanity.*
- Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, mail them to 1069 King Street, Charleston SC 29403 or bring them to the event!
When & Where
Palmetto Community Action Partnership
Palmetto CAP is a nonprofit Community Action Partnership dedicated to fighting generational and situational poverty among economically disadvantaged residents in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Learn more HERE!