Human Affairs and Racial Conciliation Commission

Purpose

Charleston City Council established the Human Affairs and Racial Conciliation Commission (HARCC) on February 9, 2022. 

The purpose of HARCC is to promote equity, inclusion, and racial conciliation through meetings, presentations, and research regarding all forms of institutional and community discrimination and assist in implementing any recommendations from the mayor and council through its standing committees to the public, assist with education and implementation of any directive from council. 

Click here to view the full ordinance establishing HARCC.

The duties and responsibilities of the HARCC are to provide recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on the development of the racial equity framework.  Click here to view the Progress Report that includes the intersectionality for three areas: Economic Empowerment, Housing and Mobility, and Criminal Justice Reform.

Members

  • Councilmember Stephen Bowden
  • Councilmember Jason Sakran
  • Councilmember Michael Seekings
  • Bonnie Cleveland, PhD, ABPP
  • Carroll Frye
  • Jerome Harris
  • Carol Jackson
  • Alvin Johnson
  • Kim Long
  • Sharon K. Milligan
  • Robert B. Simons
  • Adam Shoemaker, D.Min.

Meetings

Watch the meetings of the Human Affairs and Racial Conciliation Commission on the city's YouTube page and view meeting agendas here.