05may5:00 pmVirtually Speaking: Author Dwayne Pickett on Captain William Hilton

Event Details

In this abbreviated talk, Dwayne Pickett gives and introduction to his book, Captain William Hilton and the Founding of Hilton Head Island. Join us at 5:00pm on Facebook for a live watch party of this talk.

Pickett is a professional archaeologist and has a Masters Degree in Anthropology from the College of William & Mary with a concentration in historical archaeology. He has been conducting historical research as well as excavations for over 20 years and has worked at several sites of significance in Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina and Bermuda.

Copies of his book can be purchased online.

Time

(Tuesday) 5:00 pm

09may2:00 pmEvent CancelledSteeped in HistoryAfternoon Tea at the Morris Center

Event Details

Due to public health concerns associated with COVID-19, this program is postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. We hope you and your family stay safe and healthy.

In our annual tea, try the unique varieties from Charleston Tea Plantation, as you learn about South Carolina tea-growing history. Horticulturist Joshua Giordano-Silliman of Hortfire LLC leads guests through lowcountry tea cultivation from the early 20th century to the current commercial operation on Wadmalaw Island. The afternoon tea includes scrumptious finger sandwiches, French macarons, and delectable scones.

Don’t forget to don your favorite spring hat. We will provide the ambiance with music by talented harpist Carolyn Christy.

Purchases are non-refundable.

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm

12may5:00 pmVirtually Speaking: Creating Wartime Family Reunions with DNA

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In this edition of Virtually Speaking hear Genealogist Bonnie Wade-Mucia speaks about the works she does to find family members of KIA/MIA soldiers from WWII. Join us at 5:oopm on Facebook for a live watch party.

Bonnie Wade-Mucia is a Forensic Genealogist and owner of Keeper of the Past Genealogy. She is a graduate of Boston University’s Genealogical Certificate program and is an alumnus of the ProGen Study Group. She is a member of the Counsel for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy. Bonnie has done genealogy research for the show “Finding Your Roots” with Dr. Henry Louis Gate. She is a currently a genealogy researcher for the Army’s Past Conflicts Repatriations Branch (PCRB) and finds living family members of KIA/MIA Soldiers from WWII and other conflicts. She a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild as well as a number of other genealogical organizations. She is also a member of the Emily Geiger Chapter of the DAR and the SC State Commemorative Event Chair. Bonnie resides in Bluffton, SC with her husband, Joseph.

Time

(Tuesday) 5:00 pm

19may5:00 pmVirtually Speaking: Race Matters & White Fragility with Dr. Gloria Holmes

Event Details

This free presentation is designed for those who have read White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Beacon Press, 2018) by Robin DiAngelo, as well as for those who want to discuss ways to disrupt racism in their lives and communities. The talk will examine some of the ways that conversations about race, either interracially or among white people, can promote intercultural understanding, or reinforce racial hierarchy. Join us at 5:00pm on Facebook for a live watch party of this program.

Dr. Gloria Holmes is a professor emerita at the School of Education at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT where she served as both chair and director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Program.  Presently, she is an adjunct at the University of SC in the Department of Education. She has taught graduate courses in education and English, and was a middle school English teacher for many years before her work in higher education. Dr. Holmes has a doctorate in English, and her graduate research focused on American literature with a concentration on African American women writers. Her doctoral dissertation honored the work of novelist, Zora Neale Hurston, the Black Church, and the Blues.

Time

(Tuesday) 5:00 pm

19may6:00 pmEvent OverVirtual Book Club with the Morris Center: White Fragility

Event Details

Join us for Book Club at the Morris Center. This month, we are discussing Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism to learn what you can do to engage more constructively. When you reserve your spot, you will be emailed a link for the Zoom discussion.

About the Book

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged that serve to maintain racial inequality

In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

 

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Time

(Tuesday) 6:00 pm

26may5:00 pmVirtually Speaking: Screening of Book Club Discussion

Event Details

In this edition of Virtually Speaking, view the discussion of Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Join us at 5:oopm on Facebook for a live watch party from last week’s Book Club at the Morris Center.

About the Book

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged that serve to maintain racial inequality

In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

 

Time

(Tuesday) 5:00 pm

29may6:00 pm8:00 pmEvent CancelledLowcountry Paint Party with Artist Amiri Farris

Event Details

Due to public health concerns associated with COVID-19, this program is postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. We hope you and your family stay safe and healthy.

Explore the wonderful world of art with local artist Amiri Farris. Bring a bottle of wine and enjoy an evening with friends while painting your own Lowcountry work of art. Amiri will walk you through the painting process to create your own masterpiece based on his own creations. No experience necessary. All supplies are provided.

Members receive a 10% discount. Purchases are non-refundable.

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm