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
We experience three deaths: your last breath, your body buried, and your name spoken the final time. Only by calling the names and sharing the stories of people who are forgotten, but whose labor was essential for our existence, can we create a compete and complex community history. Stories about specific people can help us
Does the American Dream still exist? In this talk, Pooja hopes to inspire the listeners to reevaluate the meaning of the American Dream by sharing her personal story of moving to the United States for pursuing the American Dream and failing to achieve it, or not. ABOUT POOJA Pooja Mahajan is an environmental engineer working
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.
Danielle Bostick is a former clinical mental health counselor, Huffington Post contributor and current teacher. She is a Voya Unsung Hero and advocate for victims of sexual violence, working to disrupt the culture of shame and silence surrounding sexual assault.
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,
Joe is a federal prosecutor from the District of South Carolina and he also works with various programs within the district that address both crime prevention and issues regarding reentry--helping formerly incarcerated individuals return home.
Housing affordability is braided with the interconnected dynamics of race, wealth, safety, crime, and poverty. Recently, Greenville City Council unanimously voted to allocate funds and create a new public private partnership to housing, deemed an issue critical to the city’s economic stability and vitality in the long run.