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Minority Population Initiatives

Our Advisory Committees

Per South Carolina Code of Regulations, Chapter 139, Article 2, Section 139-202, the Advisory Committee's role is to "A. Advise the Commission for Minority Affairs regarding socio-economic issues relevant to African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians and other ethnic minority groups in South Carolina. B. Identify the needs and concerns of the various ethnic minorities and bring such needs and concerns to the attention of the Commission for Minority Affairs. C. Make recommendations to the Commission for Minority Affairs to address the needs and concerns of ethnic minority groups."

African American Affairs Division Advisory Committee

Dr. Gail Wilson-Giarratano, Mr. Robert McFadden, Mrs. Andrea Williams, Rev. J. M. Flemming, Mrs. Mary Lynn Diggs, Dr. Matthew Guah, Joseph James, Jannie Harriot, Jenie Stephens, Hope Rivers and Patrice Green.  

Hispanic/Latino Affairs Division Advisory Committee

Miriam Berrouet, Lillian Garcia, Maquella Grant, JoDell Pickens, Nilsy Rapalo, Dr. José Rivera, Cecilia Rodriguez, Alma Puente Ruiz, Diana Saillant, Gigi Towers, Vanessa Mota, Tanya Rodriguez Hodges, Denise Coleman, Julio Hernandez, Kerry Allen, Shirley Santillan, Mayte Velasco and Maureen Govea.

Hispanic Advisory Honorary Member: Sandy Vergara-Duarte

Native American Affairs Division Advisory Committee

Catawba Indian NationBeaver Creek Indians, Chaloklowa Chickasaw Indian People, Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois and United Tribes of SC, Edisto Natchez Kusso Tribe of South Carolina, Natchez Tribe of South Carolina, Native American Studies Program, Office of the Governor, University of South Carolina-Lancaster Native American Studies Center, Office of the State Archaeologist, Pee Dee Indian Nation of Upper South Carolina, South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, Pee Dee Indian Tribe of Beaver Creek, Pee Dee Indian Tribe, Piedmont American Indian Association (PAIA), Santee Indian Organization, Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation of South Carolina, Sumter Tribe of Cheraw Indians, The Waccamaw Indian People and the Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians.