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At OneSouthCarolina 2014 we continued the rhetoric-free discussion from 2012 and 2013 to consider how more South Carolinians can participate in an economy which conventional measures indicate is strengthening, but which seems to be leaving many South Carolinians behind. How can the growing number of people in South Carolina who live in poverty improve their economic status? How can an improving economy drive South Carolinians’ economic mobility, which is among the lowest in the nation? How can growth on Wall Street and Main Street translate to greater prosperity for all?

In addition to powerful speakers and the serious exploration of issues critical to the state’s progress, DLI graduates reconnected with classmates and forge new ties with other Riley Fellows from throughout the state.

OneSouthCarolina 2014 also included such staples from 2012 and 2013 as working, award-winning artists demonstrating and selling their work, delicious traditional Southern food and drink, and excellent live music from South Carolina’s best – in this case, Mac Arnold and his band Plate Full O' Blues, who made an encore appearance. A special guest in 2014 was internationally renowned artist Jonathan Green, whose iconic paintings of the lives of African American and Gullah people are truly a South Carolina treasure. He spoke on how the rice culture shaped everything that is the Lowcountry today.
Please enjoy photos from OneSouthCarolina 2014!
  • To find out about speakers at OneSouthCarolina 2014, click here.
  • To see who attended OneScouthCarolina 2014, click here.
  • To learn about the artists and musicians at OneSouthCarolina 2014, click here.

“Be well, do good work and keep in touch”
− 2012 closing remarks by Richard W. Riley,
former U.S. Secretary of Education and Governor of South Carolina