CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Commemoration programs and events for the first-year anniversary of the shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church are set to be held across Charleston.
According to a news release from the church, several organizations have partnered with the AME Church of South Carolina, Mother Emanuel. the city of Charleston and others to give people the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue about unity among all races.
Ticketed events are noted with double asterisks (**).
Wednesday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Ecumenical Bible Study (Part I) led by Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark and Rev. Anthony Thompson
EAMEC / 110 Calhoun St. / Charleston, SC 29401 / Call 843.722.2561.
Thursday, June 16 at 1:00 p.m.
Senior Citizens Luncheon sponsored by South Carolina Representative Jenny Horne
EAMEC / Fellowship Hall / 110 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401 (**)
Friday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m.
An Ecumenical Service Remembering the Mother Emanuel Nine and Honoring the Survivors & Members of Mother Emanuel AME Church sponsored by The Right Reverend Richard Franklin Norris, Presiding Bishop of the Seventh Episcopal District and The Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
College of Charleston, T. D. Arena, 301 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
RSVP by June 9, 2016 at (803) 935-0500. Ticket holders only.
Friday, June 17 from 4-5:30pm
After Charleston: Commemoration, Healing and Hope
This is a culminating service for members of the church, leaders in Charleston, and city leaders from across the country. EAMEC / 110 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401 / Public Event
Friday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Charleston Community Supper sponsored by Second Presbyterian Church of Charleston at 342 Meeting Street / Charleston, SC 29403 / Public Event
Friday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m.
After Charleston: The Sacred Space
This is an event designed for individuals to experience the sacred space of Mother Emanuel for a time of worship, prayer and reflection. Worship Leaders are: Will Reagan of United Pursuit; Freddy Washington of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and Worship Leaders of Charleston
Sponsored by Mother Emanuel, After Charleston, Civilitas Group, 1Charleston, the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul and New Metropolitan
EAMEC / 110 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401 / Public Event
For real time event details: Twitter: @aftercharleston; Facebook: Facebook.com/AfterCharleston
Friday, June 17 at 8 p.m.
Emanuel AME - One Year Later - Live 5 News one-hour special presentation
Friday, June 17 at 9:30p.m.
After Charleston: The Activation
This is an event designed for individuals to participate in a summit and mixer designed to equip them to become active in the pursuit of unifying the city of Charleston. The event will include music infused with the insight of some notable national figures. Locations: TBD
Sponsored by Mother Emanuel, After Charleston, Civilitas Group, 1Charleston, the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul. Send RSVPs to email@example.com.
Saturday, June 18 at 7:30a.m.
Prayer Breakfast hosted by South Carolina State Senators Margie Bright Matthews and Marlon Kimpson
Francis Marion Hotel / 387 King Street / Charleston, SC 29403 / Public Event
Reservations are requested due to limited seating. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 18 from 8:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Samaritan's Feet sponsored by EAMEC & Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated / Buist Academy, 103 Calhoun St. / Charleston, SC 29401 / Registration is required for school-aged children to receive free socks and tennis shoes at SamaritansFeet.org/GetShoesCharleston.
Saturday, June 18 from 11:00a.m. to 2:30p.m.
A Walk of Unity and Thanksgiving sponsored by EAMEC and the Hate Won't Win Movement / Begin walk at Marion Square at 11:00a.m. (overflow at Wragg Square); End walk at Gaillard Center Lawn (95 Calhoun St.) / To register for the walk visit www.hatewontwinmovement.com.
Release of doves: Unity & healing ceremony at 11:30 a.m.
Mother Emanuel Tree Dedication Ceremony at 12:30p.m. with keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Bernice King and Rev. Shirley Caesar performing
Saturday, June 18 from 2:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Mother Emanuel Quilt Exhibition at 85 Calhoun St. / Charleston, SC 29401 (The Arch Building)
Sunday, June 19 at 8:00a.m.
Service of the Bells led by St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Sunday, June 19 at 9:30a.m.
Worship Service with Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark at EAMEC / 110 Calhoun St. / Charleston, SC 29401
June 20 - 25
Love Week is all about compassion, selflessness and service.
Monday, June 20 from 11:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Borough House Tour at 35 Calhoun St. / Charleston, SC 29401
Tuesday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 2:00p.m.
Putting People to Work Career Fair sponsored by EAMEC with Spherion Staffing Services & Representative Wendell Gaillard at EAMEC / 110 Calhoun St. / Charleston, SC 29401
Tuesday, June 21
International Day of Kindness / for everyone – everywhere / information will be posted online at email@example.com.
Wednesday, June 22 from 11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Project Cool Breeze Distribution sponsored by EAMEC and Representative Wendell Gaillard at EAMEC / 110 Calhoun St. / Charleston, SC 29401
Wednesday, June 22 at 6:00p.m.
Ecumenical Bible Study (Part II) led by Rev. Dr. Betty Deas Clark and Rev. Anthony Thompson at EAMEC / 110 Calhoun St. / Charleston, SC 29401
Thursday, June 23 from 8:00 a.m. to noon
Habitat for Humanity sponsored by EAMEC and St. Michael's Episcopal Church at the Pope Francis House
Thursday, June 23 from 8:30a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Calling All Colors sponsored by EAMEC / for 12-14 year old children / a celebration of multiculturalism at EAMEC / 110 Calhoun St. / Charleston, SC 29401.
Friday, June 24 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Voices from the Valley, Racial Justice Panel at EAMEC / 110 Calhoun St. / Charleston, SC 29401
Saturday, June 25th from 8:00a.m. to 8:00p.m.
Youth Basketball Tournament for 8-15 year old children co-sponsored by EAMEC and the city of Charleston's Recreation Department, Arthur Christopher Community Center, 265 Fishburne St.
Saturday, June 25th from 9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m.
Adopt-a-Neighborhood / sponsored by EAMEC and St. Michael's Episcopal Church / Location: TBD
Saturday, June 25 from 6 p.m. to 8:00p.m.
"Morning Grace: Coming Home to Mother" – Grand Finale / Gospel Concert featuring jazz and gospel vocalist Ann Caldwell as Mistress of Ceremonies, the Lowcountry Voices and other guest artists at EAMEC / 110 Calhoun St. / Charleston, SC 29401 (**)
Saturday, June 25 from 8 pm to 9 p.m.
Candlelight Vigil at EAMEC / 110 Calhoun St. / Charleston, SC 29401 and Service of the Bells led by St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Sunday, June 26
Mother Emanuel and Survivors Day to be observed by the city of Charleston