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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
A Week Without Violence: Organize Your Butterflies
Oct 21 all-day
podcast

The Military’s #MeToo Moment with Lucy C. Del Gaudio, Melissa Bryant, and Lindsay Church

In the wake of the murder of 20-year old Vanessa Guillen, an Army specialist, the military has faced an immense amount of scrutiny in how they investigate gender-based violence. In response to cries for accountability, a group of former members of the armed services have banded together to seek justice for Vanessa and her family to hold the military accountable for their inaction. Lucy C. Del GaudioMelissa Bryant, and Lindsay Church speak with Alejandra Y. Castillo on how they are advocating for Vanessa and providing a new blueprint for proper investigation of gender-based violence reports within the armed services. As calls for transparency and accountability increase, these women are leading the way to achieve justice, and making history along the way.

Please follow along @LadyDelDJ, @mabryant256 @lkmchurch, and contribute to the conversation to demand using the hashtag #JUSTICEFORVANNESSAGUILLEN on Twitter.

For more information on what YWCA is doing to support survivors of gender-based violence visit our website here.

Week Without Violence is part of a global movement with YWCAs across the country and around the world to end violence against women and girls. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. That’s why, for more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence.

Join us from October 18 – 24, as we hold events nationally and locally, share information and stories, advocate, and more with a common goal in mind: together, we can end gender-based violence.

During this week we will be partnering with Our Voice, Helpmate, Youth Outright, Family Justice Center, and Mountain Child Advocacy to increase awareness of the resources available within our community. Join us on social media by using this profile frame all week long.

Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative in South Carolina Free Online Classes
Oct 21 all-day
Online

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce has partnered with the online learning platform Coursera to launch the Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative in South Carolina.

The program will allow those displaced from work due to the COVID-19 pandemic to gain skills and participate in worker retraining by granting free access to Coursera’s more than 4,000 courses and certifications in areas such as business, technology, data science, health and social sciences. Participants may also pursue professional certifications including the Google IT Support Professional Certificate.

Interested and eligible unemployment claimants who received an email from SC DEW must register with Coursera by Oct. 31, 2020. Participants may take as many courses as they would like but must complete the classes by Dec. 31, 2020.

CRITICAL NEED For Blood Donations
Oct 21 all-day
various see below

Donate Blood - The Blood Connection
The message is simple – COVID-19 has made a severe impact on the blood supply and The
Blood Connection is asking the community to donate blood as soon as possible to support the
critical need of blood for local hospitals in this area.

To find a blood drive: https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/zip
To find a center (5 in Upstate, 2 in Western NC): https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/centers
Those interested in hosting a blood drive in the community: thebloodconnection.org/host-a-drive<http://thebloodconnection.org/host-a-drive>

Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program
Oct 21 all-day
Online

 

The Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program can award between $2,500-$25,000 in grants to South Carolina businesses with 25 or fewer employees that experienced negative business impact due to COVID-19.

Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program

Provides grants to minority and small businesses to reimburse qualifying expenditures for providing services or revenue loss due to COVID-19.

Grant Awards: Will range from $2,500 to $25,000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Employ 25 or fewer employees
  • Physically located in South Carolina
  • In operation from October 13, 2019 to present
  • Can demonstrate a financial or operational impact due to COVID-19

Application Window: October 19, 2020 – November 1, 2020

Application: Will be available on October 19, 2020.

Communications/Training Materials:

S.C. Commerce and DHEC launch Recycling Markets Directory
Oct 21 all-day
Online

The South Carolina Department of Commerce and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced the launch of a new online recycling tool that creates a network for recyclable materials. The Recycling Markets Directory is a collaborative resource that connects companies with recyclable waste products with other organizations that can utilize the materials.

A free online tool, the directory helps manufacturers keep valuable materials in motion by reducing waste and helping businesses meet sustainability goals. The platform showcases more than 300 South Carolina recycling companies, and it allows manufacturers to easily find recyclers in the area.
Sensational Sigal Exhibition
Oct 21 2020 – Dec 31 2021 all-day
Sigal Music Museum

Celebrating our renaming, the Sensational Sigal exhibition presents highlights from the unparalleled musical instrument collection of Marlowe A. Sigal while exploring the life of the man behind this remarkable gift. The exhibition features a broad range of objects and offers one of the most robust displays of keyboard instruments and wind instruments in the world.

Service For All: Integration of Public Libraries in Greenville County
Oct 21 all-day
Online

Service for All: Integration of Public Libraries in Greenville County

 

Greenville County Library System is pleased to honor the 60th anniversary of sit-ins which led to the integration of Greenville’s public libraries in September of 1960.

An expanded version of Service for All is on display at the Hughes Main Library and can be viewed during the library’s normal business hours.

–Physical exhibit at Hughes Main Library runs through Oct 1.
–Virtual exhibit on the web runs through Dec 31.

The Nonprofit Relief Grant Program 
Oct 21 all-day
Online

The Nonprofit Relief Grant Program can award between $2,500-$50,000 to 501(c)(3) organizations registered in South Carolina that were hindered by COVID-19.

Nonprofit Relief Grant Program

Provides grants to nonprofit organizations to reimburse qualifying expenditures for providing services or revenue loss due to COVID-19.

Grant Awards: Will range from $2,500 to $50,000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service
  • Registered as a public charity with the South Carolina Secretary of State
  • Physically located and providing services in South Carolina
  • In operation from October 13, 2019 to present
  • Can demonstrate a financial or operational impact due to COVID-19

Application Window: October 19, 2020 – November 1, 2020

Application: Will be available on October 19, 2020.

Communications/Training Materials:

Early Voting Oct. 5-30th
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium

Early Voting

Vote Downstairs Arena

A Week Without Violence: Day of Action. Capitol Hill Call-In Day
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online

This Capitol Hill Call-In Day, we invite you to engage your Members of Congress by taking action online; calling your legislators; and engaging with these discussions on social media, using the hashtag #WWV20 to tweet at your Member of Congress.

Making the Local Focal – Engage with your state and local elected officials on this important issue. Ask questions about their position on policies that support survivors and help hold them accountable.

Week Without Violence is part of a global movement with YWCAs across the country and around the world to end violence against women and girls. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. That’s why, for more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence.

Join us from October 18 – 24, as we hold events nationally and locally, share information and stories, advocate, and more with a common goal in mind: together, we can end gender-based violence.

During this week we will be partnering with Our Voice, Helpmate, Youth Outright, Family Justice Center, and Mountain Child Advocacy to increase awareness of the resources available within our community. Join us on social media by using this profile frame all week long.

Thursday, October 22, 2020
2020 Eggs Benefit Supporting Center for Developmental Services (CDS)
Oct 22 all-day
Online

Thank you for sitting at our “virtual” table for the Eggs Benefit!  The Center for Developmental Services helps over 8,000 children each year access vital services for developmental delays and disabilities. This is CDS’ largest fundraiser, and we’re excited to invite the community to support our mission. Your gift truly makes a difference. Make sure to bookmark this page and come back often to check our progress!

A Week Without Violence: Organize Your Butterflies
Oct 22 all-day
podcast

The Military’s #MeToo Moment with Lucy C. Del Gaudio, Melissa Bryant, and Lindsay Church

In the wake of the murder of 20-year old Vanessa Guillen, an Army specialist, the military has faced an immense amount of scrutiny in how they investigate gender-based violence. In response to cries for accountability, a group of former members of the armed services have banded together to seek justice for Vanessa and her family to hold the military accountable for their inaction. Lucy C. Del GaudioMelissa Bryant, and Lindsay Church speak with Alejandra Y. Castillo on how they are advocating for Vanessa and providing a new blueprint for proper investigation of gender-based violence reports within the armed services. As calls for transparency and accountability increase, these women are leading the way to achieve justice, and making history along the way.

Please follow along @LadyDelDJ, @mabryant256 @lkmchurch, and contribute to the conversation to demand using the hashtag #JUSTICEFORVANNESSAGUILLEN on Twitter.

For more information on what YWCA is doing to support survivors of gender-based violence visit our website here.

Week Without Violence is part of a global movement with YWCAs across the country and around the world to end violence against women and girls. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. That’s why, for more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence.

Join us from October 18 – 24, as we hold events nationally and locally, share information and stories, advocate, and more with a common goal in mind: together, we can end gender-based violence.

During this week we will be partnering with Our Voice, Helpmate, Youth Outright, Family Justice Center, and Mountain Child Advocacy to increase awareness of the resources available within our community. Join us on social media by using this profile frame all week long.

Calling for Submissions: The Breath Project/Flat Rock Playhouse
Oct 22 all-day
Online
The Breath Project logo

Flat Rock Playhouse is proud to partner with The Breath Project to create an archive of 8 minute and 46 second works of live theater from multidisciplinary theater artists of color who are responding to this moment in history. All submissions that meet the Breath Project guidelines will be featured in the archive, and as partners in the project, CJ Barnwell will be the curator from our theater who will help select pieces from the archive to feature in a virtual festival in Fall 2020. For those who do not have access to video recording equipment, the Playhouse is able to offer the use of the Mainstage and video recording support. If you are interested in recording on the Mainstage, please email [email protected].

To be considered for the Fall 2020 virtual festival, please submit your piece by Sept. 14, 2020. For more information on the submission process, the mission of the Breath Project and other partner theaters, visit www.thebreathproject2020.com.

Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative in South Carolina Free Online Classes
Oct 22 all-day
Online

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce has partnered with the online learning platform Coursera to launch the Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative in South Carolina.

The program will allow those displaced from work due to the COVID-19 pandemic to gain skills and participate in worker retraining by granting free access to Coursera’s more than 4,000 courses and certifications in areas such as business, technology, data science, health and social sciences. Participants may also pursue professional certifications including the Google IT Support Professional Certificate.

Interested and eligible unemployment claimants who received an email from SC DEW must register with Coursera by Oct. 31, 2020. Participants may take as many courses as they would like but must complete the classes by Dec. 31, 2020.

CRITICAL NEED For Blood Donations
Oct 22 all-day
various see below

Donate Blood - The Blood Connection
The message is simple – COVID-19 has made a severe impact on the blood supply and The
Blood Connection is asking the community to donate blood as soon as possible to support the
critical need of blood for local hospitals in this area.

To find a blood drive: https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/zip
To find a center (5 in Upstate, 2 in Western NC): https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/centers
Those interested in hosting a blood drive in the community: thebloodconnection.org/host-a-drive<http://thebloodconnection.org/host-a-drive>

Do your part and VOTE! Baseball. Tee.
Oct 22 all-day
Online

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Voting is one of the most impactful things you can do for yourself and your community.  Show your support!
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Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program
Oct 22 all-day
Online

 

The Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program can award between $2,500-$25,000 in grants to South Carolina businesses with 25 or fewer employees that experienced negative business impact due to COVID-19.

Minority and Small Business Relief Grant Program

Provides grants to minority and small businesses to reimburse qualifying expenditures for providing services or revenue loss due to COVID-19.

Grant Awards: Will range from $2,500 to $25,000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Employ 25 or fewer employees
  • Physically located in South Carolina
  • In operation from October 13, 2019 to present
  • Can demonstrate a financial or operational impact due to COVID-19

Application Window: October 19, 2020 – November 1, 2020

Application: Will be available on October 19, 2020.

Communications/Training Materials:

S.C. Commerce and DHEC launch Recycling Markets Directory
Oct 22 all-day
Online

The South Carolina Department of Commerce and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced the launch of a new online recycling tool that creates a network for recyclable materials. The Recycling Markets Directory is a collaborative resource that connects companies with recyclable waste products with other organizations that can utilize the materials.

A free online tool, the directory helps manufacturers keep valuable materials in motion by reducing waste and helping businesses meet sustainability goals. The platform showcases more than 300 South Carolina recycling companies, and it allows manufacturers to easily find recyclers in the area.
Service For All: Integration of Public Libraries in Greenville County
Oct 22 all-day
Online

Service for All: Integration of Public Libraries in Greenville County

 

Greenville County Library System is pleased to honor the 60th anniversary of sit-ins which led to the integration of Greenville’s public libraries in September of 1960.

An expanded version of Service for All is on display at the Hughes Main Library and can be viewed during the library’s normal business hours.

–Physical exhibit at Hughes Main Library runs through Oct 1.
–Virtual exhibit on the web runs through Dec 31.

The Nonprofit Relief Grant Program 
Oct 22 all-day
Online

The Nonprofit Relief Grant Program can award between $2,500-$50,000 to 501(c)(3) organizations registered in South Carolina that were hindered by COVID-19.

Nonprofit Relief Grant Program

Provides grants to nonprofit organizations to reimburse qualifying expenditures for providing services or revenue loss due to COVID-19.

Grant Awards: Will range from $2,500 to $50,000

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Designated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service
  • Registered as a public charity with the South Carolina Secretary of State
  • Physically located and providing services in South Carolina
  • In operation from October 13, 2019 to present
  • Can demonstrate a financial or operational impact due to COVID-19

Application Window: October 19, 2020 – November 1, 2020

Application: Will be available on October 19, 2020.

Communications/Training Materials: