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
Vaughn is a choreographer and dancer whose personal artistry fuses his life's experiences, human encounters, and spoken word with local artists and venues as a platform for higher consciousness in the arts.
Teaming up for the first time ever, spoken word artists Tavis Brunson and Shanita Jackson have graced many stages throughout the U.S., leaving their audiences in a snap-and-clap frenzy! About Tavis Tavis is a native of Columbia, SC. He has been performing poetry professionally since 2003, bringing through his words inspiration flavored with a generous dose
Weaving stories from his grandmother’s life as well as his own, Scott challenges us to reexamine what we think we already know about life and racism. About Scott Scott serves as Pastoral Executive at First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, SC (www.fpcspartanburg.org). A graduate of Wofford College and Harvard Divinity School, he has been a lecturer
Baxter Wynn, nephew of Georgia’s controversial Lester Maddox talks about his struggles in reconciling the racism of his uncle. About Baxter Minister of Pastoral Care at First Baptist Church in Greenville, Wynn’s lifelong dedication to service has earned him numerous awards, such as the Urban League’s Whitney M. Young Humanitarian Award for his role in