Wide Angle Lunch Series: Rev. Joe Darby

For tickets, please call (843) 723-9912 or click here.  $20 members, $25 nonmembers.

Is Charleston at a tipping point in its long and fraught history of race relations? Is this community ready to commit to serious and lasting change in the way it educates, houses, treats and empowers its people—regardless of color, income, or political persuasion? Few people are equipped to answer these questions with the same perspective, knowledge, and experience that Reverend Joe Darby possesses.

Dubbed the “other Joe” by Charleston magazine, Reverend Darby is Charleston’s leading voice on issues of race, justice, and inequality. He has delivered his message as senior pastor of the 3,000-member Morris Brown AME Church, and now Presiding Elder of the Beaufort District of the AME Church; as First Vice-President of the Charleston Branch NAACP; as Board Chairman of the P.A.S.T.O.R.S. Community Development Corporation; as Co-Chairman of the Charleston Area Justice Ministry; as Board President of the South Carolina Civil Liberties Union; and as frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of many newspapers, most recently in the Post & Courier on the question of school choice. Reverend Darby lives in Charleston with his wife, Mary, and they are the proud parents of two adult sons, Jason Christopher and Jeremy Christian.