Denmark, S.C. – Voorhees University is joining local and statewide organizations (Inspire 60 and Black Liberation Fund) to help citizens of South Carolina clear criminal records and get a new start in life. The non-partisan Drop the Charges Expungement event will be held on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Voorhees University School of Business and Entrepreneurship in the St. James Building, which is located at 481 Porter Dr. in Denmark.
Voorhees, Inspire 60, Black Liberation Fund and a group of community volunteers will assist individuals who have convictions, charges or arrest records in getting their records cleared or applying for pardons. Attorneys will be available to provide consultations to those participating in the expungement event.
Persons interested in participating in the event should register by Oct. 14. The first 50 persons who register and qualify will receive the services free. Scan the QR code to pre-register or visit https://bit.ly/blfintake. The event is free and open to the public.
“Attendees can get the help needed to move forward from a previous bad choice or mistake, or they can learn how to help others,” said Latisha Imara, director of the Black Liberation Fund.
“The event will feature information about entrepreneurship, job opportunities, education and other services available in the community. Attendees can register to vote before and after the event,” said Dwayne Smiling, executive director of the Becoming Beloved Community Initiative at Voorhees.
For registration and expungement information, contact Imara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black Liberation Fund
Black Liberation Fund’s mission is to free the Black Community by working to alleviate obstacles and hardships that the stigma of incarceration brings to Black families and incarcerated persons through an abolitionist framework offering direct services, education, advocacy and resources.
About Voorhees University
Voorhees University, founded by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright in 1897, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the Episcopal Church and the United Negro College Fund. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Its mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Voorhees as a #1 best value, #3 in social mobility and #33 among regional colleges in the south in 2022-2023; and #26 among Historically Black Colleges and Universities, nationally. Additional information about Voorhees University can be found at www.voorhees.edu.