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Anti-corruption bills to watch in 2018

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:39:56 +0000

Building on the work done since the SC Progressive Network‘s forum Corruption in the Palmetto State last May, we want to go beyond identifying the problems in our ailing democracy to focus on remedies, both legislative and cultural. The Progressive … Continue reading

Forum to address corrupting role of money in state politics

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:45:10 +0000

Money in SC Politics: a roundtable discussion Feb. 6, 7-9pm USC Law School Auditorium, 1525 Senate St., Columbia As South Carolina reels from the growing corruption scandal in the State House, the public is invited to a timely round-table discussion … Continue reading

Dr. Sarah Keeling honored with USC social justice award

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:19:58 +0000

The SC Progressive Network applauds our membership liaison Dr. Sarah Keeling for the much-deserved recognition of her social justice work by the University of South Carolina. She was among four honored with the 2018 MLK Social Justice Award. Sarah is … Continue reading

Progressive Legislative Caucus introduces anti-corruption bills

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:39:55 +0000

The SC Progressive Legislative Caucus has introduced four bills prepared by the SC Progressive Network’s Research and Policy Institute to reduce the corrupting influence of money in state policies. The timing of this legislative package is critical, as South Carolina’s … Continue reading

Live inspired in 2018!

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:39:39 +0000

Order your calendar TODAY and be inspired all year by photographs and quotes of Modjeska Monteith Simkins. Proceeds will support the Modjeska Simkins School for Human Rights, a project of the SC Progressive Network. Calendars are $10 each; includes shipping. … Continue reading

Bobby Donaldson: “The legacy of Modjeska Simkins is not dead”

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:46:12 +0000

In 1938, just days before her 39th birthday, Modjeska Simkins drew up plans for her own funeral. “For reasons known only to myself,” she wrote directives for a simple ceremony to be carried out “in the event of my demise.” … Continue reading

Revolutionaries to gather at intersection of art and activism

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 18:27:58 +0000

Dream dangerously and party like a revolutionary during two days of art, culture, education, entertainment, and activism at the 2nd Subversive Art Festival Extravaganza (SAFE 2.0) on Nov. 3 and 4 in Columbia. New Legacy Project, the youth coordinating body … Continue reading

Network solidifies plans, hones strategy at fall retreat

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 18:30:39 +0000

Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter spent the weekend at our retreat, leading group discussions and spearheading the formation of a development committee. •  •  • The SC Progressive Network‘s annual fall retreat last weekend at beautiful Santee State Park was one of … Continue reading

Building The Wall; it’s more than a play

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:14:38 +0000

Brett Bursey Executive Director, SC Progressive Network When the LA Times ran its review of Building the Wall last March, the headline said the play “imagines the unimaginable.” That was then. When the Network was invited to a preview performance … Continue reading