Charleston, S.C.— The City of Charleston Commission on Women will hold a series of public listening sessions to gather ideas and insights from the community to help shape the focus and goals of the commission. The upcoming listening sessions will take place at the following times and locations:
- Johns Island – Wednesday, May 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Johns Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Highway
- Daniel Island – Thursday, May 25, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Providence Baptist Church, 294 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island
- James Island – Monday, June 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
James Island Recreation Complex, 1088 Quail Drive
- Peninsula – Tuesday, June 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street
- West Ashley – Wednesday, June 14, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Charleston County Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library, 1735 N. Woodmere Drive
Charleston City Councilmember and Commission on Women chairperson Kathleen Wilson said, “We hope that citizens of all ages and backgrounds come to the listening sessions and share their stories and concerns. We want to ensure the commission is working to make a difference on the issues that are truly impacting women’s lives in our community.”
The Commission on Women comprises fifteen members who reflect the broad spectrum of women in the community. The purpose of the commission is to make recommendations, develop policies and carry out programs relevant to the status of women. Additionally, the Commission works to investigate and overcome allegations concerning discriminatory practices against women and holds public hearings to gather information, inform the public and encourage participation in various activities.