MLK Dream Weekend





Dreamers

Testimonials

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This year, the MLK Dream Weekend took on a whole new level of significance by incorporating the provision of substantial scholarships to Upstate high school students. It was quite encouraging to see those truly phenomenally bright students – who are already doing fantastic projects of their own – receive such great community support. The Dreams in Action… Read More

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Andrea D. Smith

Calder Ehrmann

calder-headerCalder Ehrmann is glad to be part of what the rest of the world calls “The American Experiment.” Inclusion, acceptance and equality for all minorities, on this level, is something that’s been pursued in America since the civil rights movement but has never been done before anywhere else. His efforts at The Riley Institute are aimed to ensure that our leadership in South Carolina keeps the experiment on track.

Hoping to solve the “intersections of diversities where the tensions occur,” Calder’s dream is to move South Carolina from where it is to where it could be. His focus is on the 80 percent of people he believes are open to change and growth.