Upstate International provides intriguing events and programs that will connect you with our international community. Find your way to explore our local global cultures.

Mar
4
Thu
2021
Armchair Travel Series Begins with a Journey to Undiscovered North America
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The first event in our month long travel series begins on March 4, 2021 at 5:00pm.

We are all ready to travel again and dreaming of where we will visit. Far from ordinary, but close to home, now is the perfect time to explore destinations in the United States. So join us for the first event in our travel series hosted by Travel Agents International of Greenville and presented by Globus Family of Brand’s Eric Kelly.  Deb Metcalf from Travel Agents International specializes in helping people find the perfect vacation. Deb and her partner, Lynne, are co-owners of Travel Agents International and have many years of experience in the travel industry. Eric Kelly has 34 years in the travel industry, the first 20 with big ship cruising, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Princess Cruises. The last 14 with Globus and their four brands of Globus, Cosmos, Monograms, and Avalon Waterways. He is currently the Business Development Manager for Globus.

Between North America’s breathtaking National Parks, cool emerging cities, and tiny historic towns, there is so much to see in your own backyard. With bucket-list vacations from Canada to Cali and Nashville to New England, we invite you to fetch a pail of wonder as you discover the undiscovered right outside your door. From the sunny Southern California coastlines to the sweeping views of Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec, this land was made for you to explore!

Please join us on Thursday, March 4th, at 5:00pm.

Register Now!

Once you register you will receive a confirmation email containing the link you will need to join the travel event.

Questions? Please email [email protected]

Interested in sponsoring Upstate International Month? Please email [email protected]

WorldOregon’s 2021 International Speaker Series: Ari Shapiro — Journalism, Facts, & Other Things Considered
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm

WorldOregon’s 2021 International Speaker Series

March 4
Ari Shapiro — Journalism, Facts, & Other Things Considered
Cohost of NPR’s All Things Considered
April 7
Tom Colicchio — Hunger, Food, & Human Rights
Acclaimed restauranteur and Top Chef lead judge
Mar
5
Fri
2021
First Friday Greenville – Area Gallery Crawl
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Fridays invite you to navigate Greenville’s visual arts scene each month as galleries and venues are open to the public from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. There are a number of resources on the MAC page to help you plan your route. First, you can sign up for MAC First Friday’s eblast list to receive gallery highlights in your inbox each month before the event. Second, you can visit the MAC maps to find the main areas where the galleries are located. Lastly, the MAC gallery directory contains contact information and directions through Google Maps to each location.

Mar
6
Sat
2021
International Women’s Day Celebration: “The Power of Community to Achieve Global Gender Equality”
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

The theme of this year’s event is “The Power of Community to Achieve Global Gender Equality”, which is inspired by Dining for Women’s new mission statement: Dining for Women cultivates the collective power of community to achieve global gender equality.  In order to be successful in achieving global gender equality, we must do it in community together. Dining for Women is a powerful global community of women and girls and their allies, making life-changing differences for each other and for the world. Our members and our grantees work together to elevate the issue of gender inequality and to create opportunities for women and girls to thrive all over the world. There is power in coming together as women and allies who care about making the world a better place for women and girls, and we will celebrate this at our International Women’s Day event with an amazing discussion that will include:

  • Judi Aubel, Executive Director of Grandmother Project
  • Jennifer Schechter, co-founder and Executive Director of Integrate Health
  • Heather Ibrahim-Leathers, President of Global Fund for Widows
  • Anna Schoon, national volunteer and Chair of DFW’s Regional Leader Committee
  • More to come!

Along with these fabulous speakers, you won’t want to miss the unveiling of our new name and logo! Please encourage all your chapter members to join this very special celebration of the power of community!

DATE: Saturday, March 6th
TIME: 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm ET
REGISTER in advance for this webinar HERE.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Mar
8
Mon
2021
River of Life: How a Lost Boy Found His True Home. One of the most remarkable stories you’ll ever hear.
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm

In 1987, at age ten, Deng Chol was forced to leave his peaceful home in southern Sudan in the middle of the night and trek more than a thousand miles through jungle and desert, along with thousands of other children, escaping a murderous regime.

Along with many other boys, he marched thousands of miles to find refuge in a camp in Kenya. These boys had to flee Sudan because they were the targets of killings by militant forces. Many of his friends died during the flight because they were attacked by wild animals. Deng survived and along with the other survivors these boys came to be known as “The Lost Boys of Sudan. ”

Having arrived in the United States, Deng advanced to be a leader of the Lost Boys and he continues with much energy to bring to the attention of the public the horrific events in his home country. He mobilized 3,900 Lost Boys across the U.S. and organized them into peace advocacy chapters. Deng didn’t only inspire his fellow Southern Sudanese in the US, but he also used the urgency of his voice to galvanize American public to pressure the U.S. Government to broker peace in the Sudan in 2005. Deng was the first Lost Boy to graduate from an American University (Arizona State University). Afterwards he obtained degrees from George Washington University and Harvard University and is now at Oxford. All along the way he has been an avid and outspoken advocate for human rights, peace, and justice. His story is one of unimaginable adversity and tremendous triumph.

Deng Majok Chol is a South Sudanese national, a co-Founder and former Executive Director of the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan, (U.S.A). He has worked on humanitarian issues affecting refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) around the world. He was a consultant at the World Bank Group. Deng is married to Sarah, and they have 4 children. You can read more about Deng here.

Click here to register for the Zoom event

 

Mar
9
Tue
2021
A Gateway to International Trade: South Carolina & Europe Transportation Efficiencies
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

 

 

Event Outline:

Join us for an overview of inbound and outbound transportation modes in South Carolina and the Netherlands, a gateway to Europe.

From new capital investments and expansions to job creation, South Carolina and the Netherlands are consistently recognized for their successes with international business. From 2011 – 2019, foreign-based firms invested nearly $18 billion, creating 44,000 new jobs in South Carolina. Across the pond, The Netherlands is the nineth-largest recipient of foreign investment in the world. Efficient trade and transportation networks are at the root of their successes.  

Our guest speakers will discuss different transport options on both sides of the Atlantic and explore how international companies can better exploit air, road, and water transportation infrastructure to optimize their businesses and improve their bottom line.

Learn more about the newest transportation industry trends and their impact on bi-lateral trade. Geared towards helping manufacturers better exploit transportation networks.

Presented by:

European American Chamber of Commerce-Carolinas, in partnership with the European American Chamber of Commerce-Netherlands, Upstate SC Alliance, Charleston Regional Development Alliance, Holland International Distribution Council, and South Carolina Council on Competitiveness.

Target audience:

European companies currently doing business or interested in doing business in South Carolina, US companies interested in expanding into Europe, and all companies selling their products into the EU.

Speakers:

Barbara L Melvin, Chief Operating Officer – South Carolina Ports Authority

Taylor Jackson, Director of SC Logistics – South Carolina Council on Competitiveness

Jelle de Rooij, Sr Manager Supply Chain Solutions – Holland International Distribution Council

Winnie Wener, Business Manager Shippers & Forwarders – Port of Rotterdam

Format:

Presentation/Panel Discussion

Online Program – Via ZOOM

Mar
10
Wed
2021
Upstate Innovation: Explore the World With VR Mondi 
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Virtual Reality here we come . . . 

With international travel effectivley halted, VR Mondi’s educational environments are an urgent repsonse to the global learning needs of over 20 million university students nationwide, and another 200 million across the world.

 

VR Mondi provides university students and faculty an immersive experience in virtual reality environments based on global cities and iconic historical and cultural sites. Intercultural communication in these virtual spaces is supported by an extensive porfolio of global partners. Developed by a team at Clemson University, founders Kyle Anderson and Nathan Newsome won the 2020 Innovision Award for Education. Join  Kyle and Nathan as they show us the abilities of this new virtual reality program that transports us to places and experiences far away, while we remain at home.

 

Kyle David Anderson is the Senior Director for the Office of Global Engagement at Clemson University. Read Kyle Anderson’s biography here. Nate Newsome is a Research Associate in Virtual Reality at Clemson University who is currently creating innovative VR solutions for the printing and packaging industry. Read Nathan Newsome’s biography here.

 

Register Now!

Join us on March 10th at 11:00am to learn about this fascinating new program!  The event will last an hour with plenty of time for questions and answers.

The Politics of Covid-19 in the EU with Eleanor Beardsley
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

The Folks Center for International Business is excited to welcome Eleanor Beardsley, NPR’s Paris correspondent and Moore School international business alum, virtually to campus on Wednesday afternoon, March 10 at 4 p.m.  Eleanor should be very insightful and au courant on Covid-19 in the EU.

This is a free event but registration is required. Click here.

Eleanor Beardsley reports on all aspects of French society, politics, economics, culture and gastronomy for National Public Radio and is an integral part of the NPR Europe reporting team. A South Carolina native residing in Paris, she has traveled throughout Europe, North Africa, Ukraine and Scandinavia to cover breaking news. Prior to moving to France, Beardsley worked for three years with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo. Beardsley says her studies and travels prepared her
well for being a journalist.

EXPLORING THE WORLD OF OIL & VINEGAR CLASS
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm
EXPLORING THE WORLD OF OIL & VINEGAR CLASS 3

You’ll learn how to make vinaigrettes, taste two delicious combinations of oils and vinegars to use for a salad. Learn to make a healthy and delicious drink called a shrub, and get recommendations for using both oils and vinegars in your everyday cooking.

Price of $25 per person/link and includes;
- 60 minutes of interactive learning (1 shrub recipe and 2 salad recipes)
- A mailed box of mini oil and vinegar samples (samples are single serve)
- List of ingredients to have on hand to follow along with Chef Veera
Time:
- Wednesday, March 10th, 2020: 3:00 pm PT/6:00 pm ET
(Registration Deadline for SHIPPED samples is March 3, 2021)
(Registration Deadline for PICK UP samples is March 9, 2021)

Tickets available by phone (864-241-6689) as well. Classes are non-refundable.

Mar
11
Thu
2021
Armchair Travel Series- Presented by the Greenville Library
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Armchair Traveler Series

Join us for this live virtual event series presented via Zoom. Explore your world with us as we present the beauty of foreign landscapes and rich cultures from around the world. Registration is required.

Visit greenvillelibrary.org/events to register.

Canada

                                                   Thu, Mar 11 • 6:30p–7:30p

Denmark

Thu, Mar 18 • 6:30p–7:30p

Bulgaria

Tue, Mar 23 • 6:30p–7:30p

Colombia

Tue, Mar 30 • 6:30p –7:30p

Mar
12
Fri
2021
Kids’ Virtual Events/Activities: Preschool Picassos
Mar 12 all-day

Preschool Picassos

Listen to a story, learn about an artist, and create your own art.

Virtual Bilingual Storytimes: presented by the Greenville Library
Mar 12 all-day

  Virtual Bilingual Storytimes:

Green as a Chili Pepper by Roseanne Thong

Conejito by Margaret Read MacDonald

Round is a Tortilla, A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong

Click here for these YouTube storytimes

 

 

 

Mar
13
Sat
2021
Mujeres De Impacto 2021 Presented by AHAM
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mujeres De Impacto 2021
Presented by AHAM
Saturday, March 13
12:00 pm
Online Live
After 2020 we have some amazing women to recognize. Don’t miss this free online event celebrating women and their incredible accomplishments.
Free to register. Click here.
Mar
15
Mon
2021
Irish Language Lesson (Gaeilge)
Mar 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Bígí linn (be with us) to learn cúpla focal (a couple of words) in Irish
with Greenville Technical College Instructor Cheryl Baker

If Ireland has always intrigued you, if you love learning about languages and cultures, or if you just like learning new things, come and learn about the Irish language. Irish, or Gaeilge, is a language very different from the English language that was brought later to the isle by colonization, and it shares a uniquely Irish perspective on the world around us. Join us on Zoom to learn some basics of the language, some useful phrases and words, and interesting cultural facts that surround the language.

Feicfidh muid ansin thú! (We’ll see you there!)

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86189764181?pwd=SW5jaFdndXFPdXUzSWV3dDNjQzZWZz09
Meeting ID: 861 8976 4181
Passcode: 0Mg7J7

Mar
16
Tue
2021
Facing Facts: Navigating Media Bias – live online
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presented by the Greenville Library, this live virtual event explores the vast amount of worldwide information coming at us from multiple sources. All of us like to think that what we believe is true, even if our beliefs are not always backed up by facts. In this virtual program, explore how social media companies use computer programs to encourage us to confirm our biases. Discover how we can use traditional and new media to help find the truth.
Photo: BBC News; the BBC is not connected with this event.
Registration is required for this live virtual event. Registration opens February 16.   Click here.

 

 

Chautauqua: Black Hawk’s View of American History, a Virtual Performance by Brian “Fox” Ellis
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm
Imagine sitting around a campfire with Black Hawk, war chief and leader of the Sauk tribe listening to the stories of creation and legends of his grandfathers. Storyteller and historian Brian “Fox” Ellis begins the program with his family’s connection to the Trail of Tears and the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation from their ancestral homeland in the Carolinas.
The audience is then drawn down the path through time to encounter Black Hawk’s Band on the eve of battle (Black Hawk War April – August 1832.) Weaving true history with folklore to create a tapestry of symbolic language story teller, historian and Cherokee descendant, Brian “Fox” Ellis, draws the audience into Black Hawk’s world with traditional chants and drumming sounds to celebrate the First Nations of this land and to begin to see the world through Nation. More . . .
Mar
17
Wed
2021
Teen Cuisine: English Trifle – Virtual Cooking with Greenville County Library
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am

Join us to learn quick, easy, and delicious recipes that anyone can make. Designed for tweens and teens.

Beginning March 10, follow along by watching the video here!

Trifle is a dessert found in English and other cuisines. Made with fruit, a thin layer of sponge fingers commonly soaked in sherry or another fortified wine, and custard, the contents of a trifle are highly variable; many varieties exist, some forgoing fruit entirely and instead using other ingredients, such as chocolate, coffee or vanilla. The earliest use of the name trifle was in a recipe for a thick cream flavoured with sugar, ginger and rosewater, in Thomas Dawson’s 1585 book of English cookery The Good Huswifes Jewell.

 

Mar
18
Thu
2021
TIPS ON FOLLOWING THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm

Named the best diet in the world two years in a row, join Chef Veera to learn some tips on following this lifestyle while eating healthy and flavorful meals.

Learn to make a three-course meal — a light, veggie-based entrée typical of the Mediterranean diet, a delicious easy salad, a refreshing shrub to sip on as you enjoy dinner, and a fruit-centered, sweet, scrumptious dessert.

Includes:
- 60 minutes of interactive learning
      - Samples that will be used during the cooking demo (sent in the mail in advance)
      - Cook alongside Chef Veera and make dinner for up to 6 people
      - 4 oil and vinegar samples (100ml each), plus one full size product
- Retail value of products sent is $53
- List of ingredients to have on hand to follow along with Chef Veera during class

Time: - Thursday, March 18th, 2021: 3:00 pm PT/6:00 pm ET
(Registration Deadline for SHIPPED samples is March 11, 2021)
(Registration Deadline for PICK UP samples is March 17, 2021)

Tickets available by phone (864-241-6689) as well. Classes are non-refundable.

Armchair Travel Series- Presented by the Greenville Library
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Armchair Traveler Series

Join us for this live virtual event series presented via Zoom. Explore your world with us as we present the beauty of foreign landscapes and rich cultures from around the world. Registration is required.

Visit greenvillelibrary.org/events to register.

Canada

                                                   Thu, Mar 11 • 6:30p–7:30p

Denmark

Thu, Mar 18 • 6:30p–7:30p

Bulgaria

Tue, Mar 23 • 6:30p–7:30p

Colombia

Tue, Mar 30 • 6:30p –7:30p

Mar
20
Sat
2021
An Evening of International Entertainment
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The pandemic may keep us from traveling, but it’s no match for Upstate International Month, bringing the World to the Upstate.

An Evening of International Entertainment

 Join Upstate International and the Korea Center of Greenville for an evening of international music and dance, including classical guitarist, Yuji Kishimoto, Nanta Drummers, a variety of dancers, Amanda Wang on the Chinese Guzheng, a Samulnori Quartet (korean traditional percussionists), and much more.         

Bring your own snacks, beverages, and seating.

Join us for this outdoor celebration!  (CDC guidelines will be followed.)

Event is free. Space is limited. Registration is required.
In order to maintain proper social distancing, space is limited. Don’t delay!

 Presented by:

The Korea Center of Greenville

Mar
23
Tue
2021
Armchair Travel Series- Presented by the Greenville Library
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Armchair Traveler Series

Join us for this live virtual event series presented via Zoom. Explore your world with us as we present the beauty of foreign landscapes and rich cultures from around the world. Registration is required.

Visit greenvillelibrary.org/events to register.

Canada

                                                   Thu, Mar 11 • 6:30p–7:30p

Denmark

Thu, Mar 18 • 6:30p–7:30p

Bulgaria

Tue, Mar 23 • 6:30p–7:30p

Colombia

Tue, Mar 30 • 6:30p –7:30p

Mar
30
Tue
2021
Tigers for Inclusion, Diversity, and Ethics Conference: The Ethics of Pandemics
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm

TIDE Conference

Theme: The Ethics of Pandemics
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm-7:45 pm

The societal unrest of 2020 is forcing us to address racial tensions, systemic oppression, the legacy of chattel slavery in the United States, various inequalities, and national policing. Cities across the nation are critically examining the practices and historical justifications once deemed acceptable but now questionable in today’s climate of change.

The Rutland Institute’s TIDE Conference seeks to inform participants of ethical dilemmas created by the intersection of diversity and inclusion as it relates to specific academic disciplines and to move participants to address those dilemmas. The conference will critically examine how ethics and diversity intersect, diverge, and create a more just society and a university culture that promotes equity and respect.

This year’s theme, “The Ethics of Pandemics”, was chosen by faculty members to highlight the effects of the pandemic on every facet of life, regardless of academic discipline. Each individual college speaker has been chosen by that college to address the intersection of ethics and diversity as it relates to that particular discipline. In addition, the keynote session will look at the effects of the pandemic holistically.

Conference Schedule

Session One- Individual College Speakers
5:00-6:15 pm

Conference attendees are encouraged to participate in any of the sessions: Click here for the details

Break
6:15-6:30 pm

Session Two- Keynote Address
6:30-7:45 pm
https://clemson.zoom.us/j/94793763081?pwd=MUtDSkpYMTd5aXoxL1JJTllNMU9EUT09

Addressing the Ethical Implications of Racial Inequities in American Healthcare

Dayna MathewDr. Dayna Bowen Matthew
Dean, The George Washington Law School

A nationally recognized lawyer and legal scholar, Dean Matthew is the first woman to lead GW Law. Dean Matthew is an expert in health equity and public health policy with a passion for public service. She previously served as the University of Virginia Law School’s William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law and the F. Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights. She was also a professor of public health sciences a the UVA School of Medicine and served as director of the Equity Center at UVA, which works to build relationships between the university and its surrounding community to address racial and socioeconomic inequality. Prior to her tenure at UVA, she served as professor of law, vice dean and associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Colorado Law School and, before that, as professor of law and medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Dean Matthew has held a number of important positions in the policy world. She served as the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow for U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and as senior advisor in the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She also is a non-resident fellow in the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution.

A prolific writer, she is the author of the book “Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care,” and has authored or co-authored dozens of book chapters and articles, focusing largely on health care reform, public health law, health disparities, patient protection, and antitrust laws and civil rights.

Dean Matthew received a BA in economics from Harvard-Radcliffe College, a JD from the UVA School of Law, and a PhD in health and behavioral sciences from the University of Colorado Denver.

The keynote address is sponsored by Clemson’s Pan African Studies Department.

Armchair Travel Series- Presented by the Greenville Library
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Armchair Traveler Series

Join us for this live virtual event series presented via Zoom. Explore your world with us as we present the beauty of foreign landscapes and rich cultures from around the world. Registration is required.

Visit greenvillelibrary.org/events to register.

Canada

                                                   Thu, Mar 11 • 6:30p–7:30p

Denmark

Thu, Mar 18 • 6:30p–7:30p

Bulgaria

Tue, Mar 23 • 6:30p–7:30p

Colombia

Tue, Mar 30 • 6:30p –7:30p

Apr
2
Fri
2021
Wings of the City comes to Greenville, SC
Apr 2 all-day
The City of Greenville announced that we will be the first city on the east coast of the US to host the monumental bronze sculpture collection — Wings of the City — by world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín.

The nine sculptures will arrive in town on April 2 and remain on display throughout Falls Park + on the campus of the Peace Center until OctoberClick here for an interactive map to view the future locations of the works of art. #ProTip — If you click on each pin on the map, you can view the name of the sculpture, the year it was created, its size, and a brief description of the inspiration behind its creation.

Map of Wings of the City Sculptures
Map of Wings of the City Sculptures

Previously, the iconic sculpture from the collection Alas de México (alas means wings in Spanish) has even *flown* to Sacramento, CA; Denver, CO; Dubai; and Istanbul.

 

The city partnered with the Hispanic Alliance, the Jorge Marín Foundation, Bank of America, and others to secure the exhibition of this collection in Greenville. The collection is expected to draw visitors from across the region and Adela Mendoza, executive director of the Hispanic Alliance of SC, said, ‘Wings of the City’ highlights the importance of migration and the cultural exchange that enriches societies…This world-class exhibit celebrates the global spirit of the Upstate — symbolizing human connection across distance, and the role of art as a universal language.”

Apr
7
Wed
2021
WorldOregon’s 2021 International Speaker Series: Tom Colicchio — Hunger, Food, & Human Rights
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm

WorldOregon’s 2021 International Speaker Series

April 7
Tom Colicchio — Hunger, Food, & Human Rights
Acclaimed restauranteur and Top Chef lead judge
Apr
21
Wed
2021
Live Online Booktalk with Best Selling Author
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm

 Karen White VIRTUAL Event image

Don’t miss this virtual event with New York Times bestselling author Karen White!

Fiction Addiction is thrilled to bring you a virtual event with New York Times bestselling author Karen White on Wednesday, April 21st at 6pm Eastern.

Each ticket includes access to a live online book talk as well as a copy of The Last Night in London and a SIGNED bookplate. You will be able to access the event through Eventbrite after your ticket purchase.

Tickets can be purchased through Wednesday, 4/21/21 at 6pm. Refunds can be requested up until the ticket cutoff.

New York Times bestselling author Karen White weaves a captivating story of friendship, love, and betrayal that moves between war-torn London during the Blitz and the present day.

London, 1939. Beautiful and ambitious Eva Harlow and her American best friend, Precious Dubose, are trying to make their way as fashion models. When Eva falls in love with Graham St. John, an aristocrat and Royal Air Force pilot, she can’t believe her luck—she’s getting everything she ever wanted. Then the Blitz devastates her world, and Eva finds herself slipping into a web of intrigue, spies, and secrets. As Eva struggles to protect her friendship with Precious and everything she holds dear, all it takes is one unwary moment to change their lives forever…

London, 2019. American journalist Maddie Warner, whose life has been marked by the tragic loss of her mother, travels to London to interview Precious about her life in pre-WWII London. Maddie has been careful to close herself off to others, but in Precious she recognizes someone whose grief rivals her own—but unlike Maddie, Precious hasn’t allowed it to crush her. Maddie finds herself drawn to both Precious and to Colin, her enigmatic surrogate nephew. As Maddie gets closer to her, she begins to unravel Precious’s haunting past—a story of friendship, betrayal, and the unremembered acts of kindness and of love.

About the Author: Karen White is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including the Tradd Street series, Dreams of FallingThe Night the Lights Went OutFlight PatternsThe Sound of GlassA Long Time Gone, and The Time Between. She is the coauthor of The Forgotten Room and The Glass Ocean with New York Times bestselling authors Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig. She grew up in London but now lives with her husband near Atlanta, Georgia.

May
7
Fri
2021
Wings of the City comes to Greenville, SC
May 7 all-day
The City of Greenville announced that we will be the first city on the east coast of the US to host the monumental bronze sculpture collection — Wings of the City — by world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín.

The nine sculptures will arrive in town on April 2 and remain on display throughout Falls Park + on the campus of the Peace Center until OctoberClick here for an interactive map to view the future locations of the works of art. #ProTip — If you click on each pin on the map, you can view the name of the sculpture, the year it was created, its size, and a brief description of the inspiration behind its creation.

Map of Wings of the City Sculptures
Map of Wings of the City Sculptures

Previously, the iconic sculpture from the collection Alas de México (alas means wings in Spanish) has even *flown* to Sacramento, CA; Denver, CO; Dubai; and Istanbul.

 

The city partnered with the Hispanic Alliance, the Jorge Marín Foundation, Bank of America, and others to secure the exhibition of this collection in Greenville. The collection is expected to draw visitors from across the region and Adela Mendoza, executive director of the Hispanic Alliance of SC, said, ‘Wings of the City’ highlights the importance of migration and the cultural exchange that enriches societies…This world-class exhibit celebrates the global spirit of the Upstate — symbolizing human connection across distance, and the role of art as a universal language.”

Jun
4
Fri
2021
Wings of the City comes to Greenville, SC
Jun 4 all-day
The City of Greenville announced that we will be the first city on the east coast of the US to host the monumental bronze sculpture collection — Wings of the City — by world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín.

The nine sculptures will arrive in town on April 2 and remain on display throughout Falls Park + on the campus of the Peace Center until OctoberClick here for an interactive map to view the future locations of the works of art. #ProTip — If you click on each pin on the map, you can view the name of the sculpture, the year it was created, its size, and a brief description of the inspiration behind its creation.

Map of Wings of the City Sculptures
Map of Wings of the City Sculptures

Previously, the iconic sculpture from the collection Alas de México (alas means wings in Spanish) has even *flown* to Sacramento, CA; Denver, CO; Dubai; and Istanbul.

 

The city partnered with the Hispanic Alliance, the Jorge Marín Foundation, Bank of America, and others to secure the exhibition of this collection in Greenville. The collection is expected to draw visitors from across the region and Adela Mendoza, executive director of the Hispanic Alliance of SC, said, ‘Wings of the City’ highlights the importance of migration and the cultural exchange that enriches societies…This world-class exhibit celebrates the global spirit of the Upstate — symbolizing human connection across distance, and the role of art as a universal language.”

Jul
2
Fri
2021
Wings of the City comes to Greenville, SC
Jul 2 all-day
The City of Greenville announced that we will be the first city on the east coast of the US to host the monumental bronze sculpture collection — Wings of the City — by world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín.

The nine sculptures will arrive in town on April 2 and remain on display throughout Falls Park + on the campus of the Peace Center until OctoberClick here for an interactive map to view the future locations of the works of art. #ProTip — If you click on each pin on the map, you can view the name of the sculpture, the year it was created, its size, and a brief description of the inspiration behind its creation.

Map of Wings of the City Sculptures
Map of Wings of the City Sculptures

Previously, the iconic sculpture from the collection Alas de México (alas means wings in Spanish) has even *flown* to Sacramento, CA; Denver, CO; Dubai; and Istanbul.

 

The city partnered with the Hispanic Alliance, the Jorge Marín Foundation, Bank of America, and others to secure the exhibition of this collection in Greenville. The collection is expected to draw visitors from across the region and Adela Mendoza, executive director of the Hispanic Alliance of SC, said, ‘Wings of the City’ highlights the importance of migration and the cultural exchange that enriches societies…This world-class exhibit celebrates the global spirit of the Upstate — symbolizing human connection across distance, and the role of art as a universal language.”

Aug
6
Fri
2021
Wings of the City comes to Greenville, SC
Aug 6 all-day
The City of Greenville announced that we will be the first city on the east coast of the US to host the monumental bronze sculpture collection — Wings of the City — by world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín.

The nine sculptures will arrive in town on April 2 and remain on display throughout Falls Park + on the campus of the Peace Center until OctoberClick here for an interactive map to view the future locations of the works of art. #ProTip — If you click on each pin on the map, you can view the name of the sculpture, the year it was created, its size, and a brief description of the inspiration behind its creation.

Map of Wings of the City Sculptures
Map of Wings of the City Sculptures

Previously, the iconic sculpture from the collection Alas de México (alas means wings in Spanish) has even *flown* to Sacramento, CA; Denver, CO; Dubai; and Istanbul.

 

The city partnered with the Hispanic Alliance, the Jorge Marín Foundation, Bank of America, and others to secure the exhibition of this collection in Greenville. The collection is expected to draw visitors from across the region and Adela Mendoza, executive director of the Hispanic Alliance of SC, said, ‘Wings of the City’ highlights the importance of migration and the cultural exchange that enriches societies…This world-class exhibit celebrates the global spirit of the Upstate — symbolizing human connection across distance, and the role of art as a universal language.”

Sep
3
Fri
2021
Wings of the City comes to Greenville, SC
Sep 3 all-day
The City of Greenville announced that we will be the first city on the east coast of the US to host the monumental bronze sculpture collection — Wings of the City — by world-renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín.

The nine sculptures will arrive in town on April 2 and remain on display throughout Falls Park + on the campus of the Peace Center until OctoberClick here for an interactive map to view the future locations of the works of art. #ProTip — If you click on each pin on the map, you can view the name of the sculpture, the year it was created, its size, and a brief description of the inspiration behind its creation.

Map of Wings of the City Sculptures
Map of Wings of the City Sculptures

Previously, the iconic sculpture from the collection Alas de México (alas means wings in Spanish) has even *flown* to Sacramento, CA; Denver, CO; Dubai; and Istanbul.

 

The city partnered with the Hispanic Alliance, the Jorge Marín Foundation, Bank of America, and others to secure the exhibition of this collection in Greenville. The collection is expected to draw visitors from across the region and Adela Mendoza, executive director of the Hispanic Alliance of SC, said, ‘Wings of the City’ highlights the importance of migration and the cultural exchange that enriches societies…This world-class exhibit celebrates the global spirit of the Upstate — symbolizing human connection across distance, and the role of art as a universal language.”