The South Carolina Gender Justice Advocacy Fellowship is a 6-month-long fellowship program designed to reimagine advocacy to reflect a broader representation of our communities’ perspectives and experiences. Fellows will gain access to tools and skills needed to influence public policy in South Carolina, while engaging in the legislative process during an active legislative session.
The Fellowship begins with a virtual orientation in December. Beginning in January, each 1-2 day session is themed with a component of advocacy and will feature guest presenters, group activities, and hands-on advocacy experience.
Currently, all activities are scheduled to be offered virtually via Zoom.
We seek to build a statewide cohort and we seek to prioritize the involvement of communities and organizations who represent those most impacted by systemic oppression, including women, non-binary and gender expansive people, low-income people, Black, Brown, Indigenous, and People of Color, and people with disabilities. We will recruit leaders who are working with organizations and community groups that seek to be more engaged in policy and advocacy, but who lack trained staff and dedicated resources. The program is free for participating Fellows, and we will make every effort to address any physical, financial, or other barriers to participation that potential Fellows may face. The application process opens in September, and the first cohort of Fellows will be announced in November.Apply to be a Fellow
January 6-7, 2022
February 10-11, 2022
March 10-11, 2022
April 7-8, 2022
May 12-13, 2022
June 9, 2022