PRESS RELEASE – BRIDGING THE GAP of RACIAL DIVIDE – GEORGETOWN UNITY ALLIANCE

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 by sabed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 2, 2017

CONTACT: Al Joseph – Chairman, Georgetown Unity Alliance

TEL: 843-442-3682

EMAIL: aljoseph1963@gmail.com or unitygeorgetownsc@gmail.com

BRIDGING THE GAP of RACIAL DIVIDE – GEORGETOWN UNITY ALLIANCE

Georgetown, South Carolina

February 2, 2017

The Georgetown Unity Alliance is a volunteer organization created to discuss and address the racial divide in Georgetown. While we fortunately do not have the violence and overt animosity we see in other communities, there is a very clear gap in our city. Our strong and passionate committee consists of Committee Chairman Al Joseph, Andy Friedman, Tim Chatman, Cynthia Hazel, Talicia McCants, Beth Steadman, Kelvin Waites and Teresa Walker. We are also pleased to be working with the Georgetown County Community Relations Council.

In an effort to start bridging the gap the Georgetown Unity Alliance will have their kickoff event on March 25, 2017. The Melting Pot March will begin at Winyah Auditorium and will end at Howard High School. This symbolic route was deliberately chosen as Winyah was the traditional white high school and Howard was traditionally African American. It showcases that by working together and participating in open impartial dialogue we can become greater by working together for the common good. The March will begin at 1:00pm and we ask that participants meet at 12:00 at Winyah Auditorium. The March is open to all who wish to attend and we will have refreshments, speakers and music at the end.

Registration and the ability to order T-Shirts will be on Event Brite, details on how to register will be forthcoming. Please look for us on Facebook under Melting Pot March, join the event and share the page and please support us by using #OneGeorgetown in your social media posts. Donations to cover the cost of the event will be gratefully accepted and are tax deductible. Checks can be made out to Foundation for a Sustainable Georgetown County, any of our committee members will be happy to accept your donation. We hope to see you on March 25!