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Momentum Series

This annual series is designed to create meaningful dialogue and connect students to opportunities for conversations around important issues and topics locally, nationally, and globally.

Where life-changing conversations happen.

The complex issues of the world are part of conversations that take place on campus in this thought-provoking series of public discussions. The Momentum Series is an ongoing program of educational presentations that help you learn about issues, discuss problems and take action.

Propose a Speaker

We welcome your speaker and topic ideas. Proposals for 2018-2019 speakers should include:

  • Identification of a local, national, and/or global issue or topic that is relevant on campus
  • Proposed series of programming that will generate conversation around the proposed issue and topic before and after the proposed event
  • Suggestions for collaborative campus partnerships 
  • Alignment with Leadership and Service Center values

You can submit your idea using Garnet Gate. Submissions will be reviewed by the Momentum Series Advisory Board, which includes students and is advised by the Leadership and Service Center Director.


Previously Featured Speakers

Heather Marlowe: The Haze, a sexual assault awareness and activism performance

Kristina Anderson, founder of the Koshka Foundation for Safe Schools, survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech school tragedy

Payton Head, Activist and former Student Association President at the University of Missouri during

Theresa Carrington, Founder and CEO of the Blessing Basket Project

#DearWorld: Live From the University of South Carolina

Health as a Human Right, co-hosted with the United Nations Foundation

Dr. Arthur Romano, international peace educator, consultant and certified nonviolence trainer

Ed Rapp, former Caterpillar Group President

Ken E. Nwadike, Jr., Founder of the Free Hugs Project

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, distinguished professor, author, journalist and activist

Veronika Scott, Founder and CEO of The Empowerment Plan

The Start Conference, in partnership with the Entrepreneurship Club at UofSC

Alicia Garza, co-creator of Black Lives Matter