Annually, the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission commemorates End Racism Day on March 21st. We hope that, through this one-day observance, residents of this State will take time to learn about South Carolina’s diverse citizenry and celebrate the differences in others – such as race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and religion.
The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission has partnered with the Department of Education to invite all schools to participate in an activity on March 21st to bring about unity throughout the State. Thanks to the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council, a panel discussion will be held at the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. The Agency also has partnered with the Nickelodeon Theatre in Columbia, South Carolina. The Nickelodeon will show the film “Get Out”, directed by Jordan Peele, who is the first African American to earn Oscar nominations in directing, original screenplay, and best picture categories for his first feature film. The film was a critical sensation and box office smash that uses the genre of the thriller for a smart and essential analysis of race in America.
The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission is optimistic this commemoration will encourage understanding, respect, and tolerance.
List of Activities:
8:00 a.m. – End Racism Day Panel Discussion
Columbia Chamber of Commerce, 930 Richland Street, Columbia, SC
5:30 p.m. – Film “Get Out” presented by the Nickelodeon Theatre
1607 Main Street, Columbia, SC