Wednesday, JUNE 28, 2021 AT 6 PM EDT

Tonight our co-founder Ashlyn will be talking to Dr. Jennifer Schlosser about the prison industrial complex, prison reform, and prison abolition.

Tune in on Facebook, or on Twitter, YouTube or Twitch!


Chapin Park

Myrtle Beach City Council designated June 2021 as PRIDE Month. Come celebrate your PRIDE while reconnecting with old friends and meeting new friends! Thursday, June 17th from 6 to 9 pm at Chapin Park in downtown Myrtle Beach. DJ Stephen Craig will be spinning the musical hits from the stage. Food and beverages can easily be found from the many restaurants within a block or two surrounding the park before or after the event. This event is sponsored by Grand Strand PRIDE and admission is FREE.For COVID safety, please follow any CDC and SCDHEC guidelines at the time of the event. And please, help us keep our city park clean!

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 at 7pm EST
Voter Suppression in South Carolina

Free online event

Join GSAT co-founder Julinna Oxley and founding member Tess Emiroglu for a discussion with Dr. Drew Kurlowski and Randy German from GSAT’s Election Reform Team for a discussion on voter suppression and gerrymandering.Drew Kurlowski is Associate Professor of Politics at Coastal Carolina University. His research and teaching interests focus on campaigns and elections, election law, voting behavior, political parties, and American political thought. He is frequent contributor to the media and his research has appeared in numerous outlets. He is also the author of “Rules Matter: Election Law Revealed” (West Academic), a book on election law which is due out this spring.We look forward to seeing you for what should be an exciting dialogue!

THURS, MARCH 25, 2021 AT 7:30 PM EST
Panel on Black Feminism

Free online event

Women’s History Month Spotlight featuring Talisa Effinger and Brianna Martin. Join GSAT co-founders Julinna Oxley and Ashlyn Preaux for a conversation with Talisa and Brianna on Black Feminism.

Meet our Panelist for this event

I am Talisa Effinger and I am a Black womanist. I’m from a small town in Central Virginia and moved to South Carolina to pursue a degree in Sociology. I am currently a senior Sociology major with a concentration in Social Justice and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. I have two loving dogs, Luna and Kilo, who are my whole world. I would describe myself as a mix between Angela Davis and Freddie Mercury. I am very excited to be a guest panelist.

My name is Brianna Martin! I am a Junior at Coastal Carolina University. I am majoring in Sociology with a concentration in Social Justice and minor in pre-law. I am involved in many different organizations on campus including, SGA, Phi Alpha Delta, Civic Engagement. I also consider myself a woman who fights for justice in any regard. I love helping others and I hope with my law degree and with my voice I can shine a light on the important issues in the black community and for all people.

TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2021 AT 7:30 PM EST
South Carolina, Open Carry and Gun Violence

Free online event

Join GSAT co-founders Julinna Oxley and Ashlyn Preaux for a discussion on gun violence in South Carolina with Ashley Cohen of Everytown For Gun Safety.

Combating Conspiracies and Misinformation

Free online event

Come join us as we talk to sociology professor Matt Wilkinson on how people get wrapped up in conspiracies and what to do about it.