June 29 - 7pm | Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
7Sunday Presents Purple Rain
Get your tickets now to the 30th anniversary celebration on Thursday, June 29, 2023, at the Columbia Convention Center (1101 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC 29201)!
The Anniversary Celebration & Scholarship Gala begins at 6 p.m. with a reception and cultural showcase, followed by the main event at 7 p.m.
Two-time New York Times best-selling author, civil rights activist, attorney, and entrepreneur Bakari Sellers is the keynote speaker. WLTX-TV anchor Whitney Sullivan will serve as our mistress of ceremonies. The celebration will also include a performance from #7Sunday and a cultural showcase featuring the Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois and United Tribes of South Carolina, the Filipino American Association of Greater Columbia (FAAGC), South Carolina, the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Pele Inspires, and Palmetto Luna Arts.
As a part of our celebration efforts, CMA will launch its Bridging the Gap initiative to fund programs aimed at assisting low-income, disadvantaged students, including those whose parents are incarcerated, with their educational needs. In addition, CMA will provide technical assistance to its various program areas and support to its small, disadvantaged minority businesses. The proceeds from this event will be used to fund the programs included in this initiative.
Tickets are available for purchase at https://sccma30thanniversarycelebration.eventbrite.com
For more information, call the Commission for Minority Affairs at 803-333-9621
By attending this event, you agree to be filmed and/or photographed, give permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or marketing materials, and promise to comply with DHEC COVID19 guidelines.