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  • 8 Nov 2021 1:48 PM | Anonymous


    South Carolina ETV, the ETV Endowment of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina Center for Civil Rights History & Research and University South Caroliniana Society invite you to a special community event exploring the lives and suffrage work of the Rollin sisters of South Carolina. Despite their inability to vote or hold political office, Francis, Charlotte, Catherine, Marie Louise and Florence Rollin, who were born to an aristocratic, free Black family in Charleston, were among the most influential people in South Carolina politics. ETV’s recent documentary, Sisterhood-The Rollin Sisters: Reconstruction Through 1895, examines the sisters’ efforts in the capital city, Columbia, and beyond, and their dreams that were center stage before being crushed by the fall of Reconstruction. Rollin descendent Carol Ione Lewis and historians Drs. Valinda Littlefield and Marjorie Spruill will join moderator Beryl Dakers for a panel discussion after the film. On display in the lobby will be a selection of materials drawn from the holdings of the South Caroliniana Library that document African American life in South Carolina during Reconstruction.

    You may join us in person or virtually. Early in-person registration is strongly recommended as our seating capacity is limited due to venue COVID-19 precautions. We also will offer a virtual opportunity for the panel discussion, along with film access. More virtual information will be provided upon registration.


  • 1 Nov 2021 12:24 PM | Anonymous


    Lowcountry Indivisible (LCI) is pleased to invite members of all other liberal Beaufort County organizations to our monthly Zoom meeting.

    Mark your calendars: Our first speaker is Kristen French PhD (a member of the Charleston School board). Kristen is an expert on Critical Race Theory and she will speak and take questions on what CRT is, and is not. With controversies about CRT nationwide, and on Hilton Head Island, this is a presentation that must be seen by liberal minded individuals.

    Second speaker is Toby Smith, Lead Interpretive Aide, Charleston Parks and Recreation Commission. Toby will be speaking on the history of slavery (from the slavery perspective) and colorism. 

    To obtain the link for the Zoom meeting, please send an email to    


  • 28 Oct 2021 3:40 PM | Anonymous

    All of Beaufort County is voting on two critical referendum proposals and residents of the Town of Bluffton, Town of Yemassee, and Town of Port Royal are electing their town council members.


    Absentee In-Person Voting Opened on October 4, 2021, and is available at one of the following locations. Please note that you will have to state 1 of the 17 permissible reasons why you are voting early absentee.

        15 John Gault Road, Beaufort

     •  61 Ulmer Road, Bluffton 

        539 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island
    Election Day In-Person Voting is Tuesday, November 2, at one’s polling location. Please note the following changes in polling locations for this November 2nd election only:  Lady’s Island 3B – Lady’s Island Elementary School Gym
      Seabrook 3 – Grays Hill Fire Station #82
      Hilton Head 2A – Hilton Head Library
      Hilton Head 4B – HH School for Creative Arts 
      Hilton Head 4D – HH School for Creative Arts
      Hilton Head 9A – Church of Christ – HHI
      Hilton Head 12/13 – St. Luke’s Church
      Belfair – Bluffton Middle School
      Bluffton 1A, 1B, 1C – Bluffton Recreation Center Gym
     Rose Hill – Bluffton Middle School

    BCDP Position on Proposed Referenda

  • 27 Oct 2021 6:08 PM | Minerva Castro-Hernandez
    • We need your help!

       Priss Calanni and I are both members of LIC and when we learned that several refugee families fleeing Afghanistan were headed to our area, we volunteered to get involved on behalf of LIC to do what we can to help these folks adjust to living in a new country.  Many of these people worked in support of the U.S. soldiers and our government.

      We have been in touch with a representative from Inspiritus in Savannah, the organization that is working on the Afghan Refugee Resettlement in Savannah and elsewhere.  Inspiritus is involved with building welcoming communities for refugees and immigrants.  We have been charged with finding out what we can do to support their efforts.

      I recently spoke with Lindsey Grovenstein, who is the new coordinator for the Inspiritus program in Savannah.  Here is some information Lindsey shared with me just a few days ago.

    • ·      They received their 1st family last week. They will receive another 5 families shortly, including a family of four and a couple expected to arrive this week.  They expect a family from Sudan in November.
    • ·      10 children are expected to arrive, ages from newborn-12 years old.  I have the specific ages of the children, but they do not yet know the sex of the children who will be arriving.
    • ·      The goal of Inspiritus is to help the families become self-sufficient living in Savannah.
    • ·      They continue to look for housing for the families, mostly in Savannah, but Bluffton is a possibility as well.  They are looking at apartment complexes as well as houses to rent.
    • ·      Some families have received sponsorship grants, and Inspiritus has also received grant money to sponsor the families.  However, they need additional funds to help the families get settled.
    • ·      Here are some other things that are needed for the families in addition to monetary donations:
    1.     Help locating long-term housing for the families.
    2.     Furniture, toys, gently used household goods, clothing in good condition.  Right now their storage area is full, so they can’t take donations right away.  They also have no way of transporting things at this time.
    3.     Mentors through the First Friends program.  The mentor visits with the family once/week to help them with their adjustment.
    4.     Tutors to help the family members learn English. (In some families the dad speaks some English). 
    5.     Volunteers: If anyone wishes to volunteer, please take note of the following:  
    Volunteers who have direct contact with the families need to have a background check done.  They also need to do a live orientation with Lindsey.  People who donate or don’t have direct contact don’t need a background check.
    6.     Inspiritus has set up a wishlist on for items that the families can use.  Here is the link to the wish list:
    • At this point in time, my thoughts are that we could start collecting donations of goods, to be kept in a central location (someone’s garage?) until needed within the next few weeks.  We also need people with trucks or vans who would be willing to help transport goods to Savannah.  I suggest that we also send a monetary donation from the Lowcountry Immigration Coalition.  If anyone wants to make a personal monetary donation, they can do so on the Inspiritus website:
    Please contact Priss Calanni ( or Barbara Popka ( if you would like to help out.  
  • 25 Oct 2021 5:55 PM | Minerva Castro-Hernandez

    The League of Women Voters of Hilton Head and Bluffton Area has scheduled a Zoom Meeting on Nov. 10 at 10 am to learn more about  South Carolina Redistricting and we are inviting the public to join us. 

    We are encouraging citizen input on fair redistricting in SC.

    To register folks need to go to our website: and click on the link, "LWV HHI-BA Meeting on South Carolina Redistricting."

    Submitted by Sandy Stern

  • 25 Oct 2021 2:30 PM | Anonymous

    Members of Liberal Ladies are cordially invited to attend a November 10 meeting with gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham at Country Club of Hilton Head hosted by the Liberal Men of the Lowcountry. 

    To register:

    1. Go to Liberal Men of the Lowcountry website (
    2. Click on "Events Calendar"
    3. Click on November 10 "LML Monthly Meeting"
    4.  Enter e-mail, register and pay for lunch

    Registration is now open. 

    Richard Moniuszko

    Liberal Men of the Lowcountry

  • 11 Oct 2021 8:47 PM | Patsy Brison

    COIN sends notice of a special meeting of the Town Council on Tuesday, October 12 at 2:00 pm about the SCDOT 278 Corridor Project (William Hilton Parkway Gateway Corridor).

    The meeting is virtual. There is no staff report and there are no presentation materials available on the Town website as of this moment, so COIN is not able to provide any more information at this time. We recommend that absolute attention be paid to the discussion. We will be recommending that the Town Council provide adequate time and opportunity for the community to comment on any reports, presentations, or other materials shared with the Town Council prior to or during the October 12th special meeting before the Town Council takes any action on the SCDOT proposal for the SCDOT 278 Corridor/William Hilton Parkway Gateway Corridor project. Please let the Town Council know of this request. Their contact information and the link to comment at the meeting are provided.

    Meeting agenda:

    Citizens who wish to address the Mayor and Town Council must contact the Town Clerk at 843-341-4701 no later than 1:00 pm the day of the meeting. Citizens should be prepared to provide full spelling of first / last name, phone number / email address, and topic or item you will be addressing.

    Individuals may also submit written comments concerning these items via the Town’s Open Town Hall Portal: Comments submitted through the portal will be shared with Town Council and made part of the official record.

    The meetings will be conducted virtually and can be viewed on the Town of Hilton Head Island Public Meetings Facebook Page:

    Thank you for your continued support of this issue….

    Risa Sreden Prince and Patsy Brison
    Co-founders of the Coalition of Island Neighbors


  • 4 Oct 2021 2:39 PM | Risa Prince

    COIN: Coalition of Island Neighbors was founded by LLL members Patsy Brison and Risa Sreden Prince to address and advocate for issues of local concern.  The following is the latest COIN statement on the Local Option Sales Tax referendum which will be on theNovember 2021 ballot.

    After more time to review the proposed action by the Town Council on the LOST, COIN continues to express great concern. While the LOST will provide some property tax relief for property owners and provide additional sources of funds for Town services and projects, it has no sunset provision and the State law sets a very high bar to trigger another County referendum to end the tax. There is no clear return on investment for Hilton Head Island generated funds and there are no criteria for how the discretionary allocated funds will be spent by the Town Council. The property tax relief will benefit investors and second home owners but is a regressive tax for non-property owners. Unless the property tax relief is passed along to tenants, the additional sales tax will further burden renters, especially workers, who are less likely to be able to withstand this added cost. Finally, the County may seek another sales tax referendum next year for additional unidentified road work, which could double this burden.

    For these reasons, COIN recommends Town Council acknowledges County Council was within its rights to add this to the ballot, and encourages residents to make their opinions known by voting. Additionally, Town Council should decline to fund an educational contract about the referendum, given that this campaign has already been contracted, developed, and initiated without Town input.

    If you have any questions or want more information about COIN, you can email

  • 20 Sep 2021 12:57 PM | Myla Lerner

    WE'RE BACK!  Tickets now on sale for The Thanksgiving Play, Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, where a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month.

    MASKS will be required for all patrons, staff and volunteers inside the HHPS Main Street Theatre and PROOF OF VACCINATION OR NEGATIVE COVID TEST will be required for all patrons, staff, volunteers and onstage performers.

    AT HOME VIEWING OPTION available for Oct 29-31 performances.

    Go to website or call Amanda at 843-715-6676 to order tickets or to answer any questions.  See you at the show!

  • 12 Sep 2021 3:17 PM | Anonymous



    NAMIWalks Your Way
    8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Saturday, October 9
    Coligny Beach

    On Saturday October 9th, 2021, all roads lead to our second National Day of Hope. That's when NAMIWalks’ events unite across the country, virtually and in-person to support mental health.

    NAMI Lowcountry will be hosting 2021 NAMIWalks Your Way at Coligny Beach from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

    On that day, NAMIWalks’ participants, mental health advocates and NAMI partners make strides to support NAMI Lowcountry’s mission and celebrate Mental Health for All during this demanding year of challenges and changes.

    There is no fee to register for this event. Every individual who personally raises $100 will be recognized on walk day with our event T- shirt. To register, click the link below!

    Click Here to Register for NAMIWalks Your Way

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