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Read about the Riley Institute's 20th Anniversary Celebration!

February 5, 2021: Law & Society: Sexual Abuse and Sex Trafficking: Protecting Children, Supporting Victims, and Seeking Justice. Broadcast virtually to attendees. Register Now



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November 17Sixteenth Annual Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards

October 6Tenth Annual Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award

September 1, 8 and 15: StraightTalk

Check our calendar for all events at the Riley Institute including the Diversity Leaders Initiative and the Center for Education Policy and Leadership





Law & Society Series: Sexual Abuse and Sex Trafficking: Protecting Children, Supporting Victims, and Seeking Justice

Broadcast virtually to attendees

Friday, February 5, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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This year, renowned experts in law, medicine, academia and advocacy will weigh in on the necessity of a multidisciplinary approach to sexual abuse and human trafficking law, and the various complexities inherent in this area of the law. Speakers and panelists will offer guidance on navigating procedural and evidentiary issues in criminal and civil cases, discuss developments in the law, and will include robust conversation on advocacy and legislative reform efforts.

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Event Update: 2021 Legislative and Civic Leadership Awards Ceremony

It's the time of year when the Riley Institute begins to look forward to our annual award celebration honoring legislative and civic leadership in South Carolina. For the past fifteen Januaries, the buzz of conversation, the handshakes and hugs, and the camaraderie we share as we honor bipartisan leadership have brought us together. Because we so value this time of gathering, it was difficult for us to make the decision to cancel our January 2021 awards ceremony, but we know it is the right thing to do given the persistence of COVID-19.

As challenging as this year has been, we have witnessed the tremendous ways South Carolinians have rallied around their communities. Such displays of compassion, courage, and commitment to community are the very qualities our award celebrates. They inspire us to make our annual ceremony, refreshed but of the same spirit, the very best it can be when it returns in 2022.


Secretary Riley’s Education Policy Proposal for the Biden Administration

Dick Riley, former U.S. Secretary of Education and former governor of South Carolina, has outlined his recommendations for expanding learning opportunities and technology access to children in the face of COVID-19. Those recommendations have been submitted to the education transition team for President-elect Joe Biden.

Ignite A Powerful Antidote to the Massive Learning and Job Losses from COVID-19

Create Community Learning and Tech Hubs in School Neighborhoods across America

To Help Children and Families Catch Up and Keep Up with Learning and Technology

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