The College of Arts and Sciences Collaborative on Race
In the wake of the massacre at Mother Emanuel in Charleston, the College of Arts and Sciences Collaborative on Race was founded in 2015 to begin to address South Carolina’s deep history of racism and inequality.
Our mission is to foster courageous conversations that are people-focused to build a systemic response to injustice. Our vision is to encourage real and lasting change from honest communication and build bridges between sectors.
We function under three tiers: education, facilitation, and connection. Our premier program, The Welcome Table, is a time-tested process that bridges divides in communities by encouraging lasting bonds through trust-building activities and a shared understanding of historical inequities.
The annual Equity Summit brings together parties from numerous sectors, including education, law enforcement, health, nonprofits, and community organizers, to discuss strategies for increasing equity.