The Lowcountry Diversity Coalition’s 2022 Weekend – consisting of two concerts and a Symposium – will take place on Hilton Head Island at Christ Lutheran Church April 29 – May 1. The weekend programming explores strategies for developing and fostering diversity, equity and inclusion in Beaufort County.

“The value of this weekend and our entire 2022 program cannot be overstated,” said Terry Herron, Lowcountry Diversity member. “Our goal is to make it clear that our town, businesses large and small, and community organizations need to take an active role in creating and developing a more inclusive and diverse township, and we are excited for the role we have to lead a culture of positive change.”

James E. Clyburn

The 2022 symposium will feature “Courageous Conversations: Transforming Our Community” with keynote speaker U.S. Congressman James Clyburn. It is a forum for community leaders to engage with one another and work towards actions that will create a more inclusive community. Eric Esquivel, Publisher of La Isla Magazine, who is widely recognized for supporting and serving the Latino Community in the Lowcountry for over 20 years, will also be speaking.

“This event provides leaders and community members a safe atmosphere to have honest and transparent conversations about various dimensions of diversity,” said Terry Herron.  “Each year we work to cultivate an experience

Terry Herron

for people to learn about how we can become more inclusive in our region while also encouraging each other to be authentic in the culture and art that surrounds us,” he continued.

Attendees of the concerts are invited to enjoy the sounds of the Lowcountry, with local soloists singing Lowcountry Gospel, Latino, Blues, Motown and American Standards. Performers include: Guillermo Brazon with a Latino student band, Raul Bradley, Scott Gibbs, the Diversity Community Choir, Terry Herron, Marshell Mulligan, Nakika “Nicky” Riley and Rick Radcliff.


Anita Prather, aka Aunt Pearlie Sue

“Each concert allows the audience to experience first-hand the energy and momentum of diverse groups coming together as catalysts of transformational change within our community,” said Herron.

The concerts will take place April 29 at 7 pm and May 1 at 4 pm. The Symposium happens Saturday April 30 from 10 am – 3 pm. All events will take place at Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton

Scott Gibbs

Head Island.

Concert tickets are available for sale now for those who wish to attend, listen and be inspired. Tickets are just $20 per person and are available at


Please visit to learn more about the weekend’s events, purchase tickets, and read about our inclusion and diversity efforts. Lowcountry Diversity is a fund of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.