Category: Leadership and Civic Engagement

Leadership and Civic Engagement

Voter Participation with Charleston Activist Network

by Nancy Jones on Oct 30, 2018

On September 21, 2018, WREN sat down with Tamika Gadsden, founder of the Charleston Activist Network (CAN), to discuss advocacy for marginalized populations, the voting system, and how to hold your candidates and representatives accountable. Charleston Activist Network is a non-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization based out of Charleston that grew out of the Charleston Sister… Read more

Leadership and Civic Engagement

Facebook Live Tips and Tricks

by Sarah Nichols on Sep 20, 2018

As many of you know, WREN has been streaming Facebook Live content every Friday since the start of July. We use these #FacebookLiveFridays (and sometimes additional days, too) to highlight the great work our partners are doing and discuss relevant issues facing the women and girls of South Carolina. Doing our Facebook live videos has… Read more

Leadership and Civic Engagement

WREN is Hiring a Policy Assistant

by Ashley Lidow on Sep 4, 2018

Deadline to apply is September 21st, 2018. The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of South Carolina’s women, girls and their families. The Policy Assistant is a member of the Policy and Government Relations (PGR)… Read more

Leadership and Civic Engagement

Interrupting the Pipeline

by Sarah Nichols on Aug 21, 2018

For one of our #FacebookLiveFridays this month, we were lucky to have Zakiya Esper of Sowing Seeds into the Midlands join us. Zakiya is a former SC juvenile probation officer (and one of the newly-named members of the Obama Foundation’s Community Leadership Corps!) who saw the need for resources for at-risk youth. But she didn’t… Read more

Leadership and Civic Engagement, Special Events

WREN is Hiring a Development Associate

by Lara Winburn on Aug 4, 2018

Job Description Overview of Position The Development Associate is an exciting new position with the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is building a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of women, girls, and their families in South Carolina. WREN’s Development Associate will be responsible for supporting… Read more

Leadership and Civic Engagement

Organizing in the Queer South

by Sarah Nichols on Jul 27, 2018

Last week, as a part of our #FacebookLiveFridays series, we sat down with Mahkia Greene to discuss organizing in the queer south. You might recognize Mahkia from our Seen and Heard project: she was the talented filmmaker who created the Seen and Heard documentary for us. She is also an educator at Indie Grits Labs,… Read more

Advocate Stories, Leadership and Civic Engagement

The Welcome Table

by Jennifer H. Gunter, PhD on Jul 16, 2018

In February of this year I became the Director of The South Carolina Collaborative on Race and Reconciliation (SCCRR), which is starting its third year on the University of South Carolina campus. Begun in the wake of the horrific tragedy at Mother Emanuel in Charleston, the Collaborative launched The Welcome Table SC. This initiative, based… Read more