America’s story of inclusion, immigration, and justice. Join Akan as he discusses America’s next chapters of acceptance and equality as shaped by his experience of growing up as Muslim in Germany.Akan Malici Furman University About Akan Akan Malici is from a Turkish and Albanian family. He grew up in Germany, and in college he studied
Join Sarai in her journey as an American Dreamer. About Sarai Sarai Bautista is a 28 year old DACA recipient originally from Mexico. Sarai has testified before Pickens and Greenville County delegations, churches, colleges, and local organizations in behalf of dreamers. She has been part of a statewide effort to advance South Carolina’s DACA recipients
Children of poverty, when met with strategy and intervention, can be as successful and productive as their non-impoverished peers; but in order to sustain change, we must align shared values. By working collaboratively with community partners and providing students and their families with access to a school-based health clinic, mental health services, summer learning opportunities,
Jessica Sharp is the Director of Volunteer Services for a local food distribution nonprofit. Jessica has served as the Diversity Manager for a regional health care system, the Greenville Chamber, Junior League, the United Way of Greenville Leadership Greenville and the Riley Institute.
Hank Ehlies is an Attorney at Law at a local law firm. Hank has spent over 31 years defending the citizens of Greenville through everything from settlement, litigation council and negotiation regardless of size or scope.
Jerry Blassingame is the Executive Director of a local community development corportion. For nearly 20 years Jerry has provided job training, financial education, mentoring and ministry to citizens who experience reentry.
Courtney Tollison Hartness teaches History at Furman University and serves as Public Historian throughout the Upstate. A native Greenvillian, she works closely with local media and various community organizations to highlight local history throughout our community. Courtney Tollison Hartness teaches History at Furman University and serves as Public Historian throughout the Upstate. A native Greenvillian,
Women, through empathy and their understanding the suffering of others throughout the world, have the ability to save the world. The culture in the corporate world is changing for women. Women are becoming more and more of an influence in corporate America, and the corporate world must continue to embrace women in the workforce.