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Charlotte Women's March Events

March For Our Lives Charlotte When: Sat, March 24, 11am + 1pm Where: First Ward Park, 301 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA (map) Description: This event is being organized by local students with the help and support of adults who have organized marches in the past. If you'd like to volunteer or contribute help in any way, you may do so by donating to our Go Fund Me, sharing this event on Facebook, or contacting us through Charlotte March For Our Lives . All updates and information regarding the march will be posted there as well. We welcome any and all support. Stand with us on March 24. Refuse to allow one more needless death.

Race and Justice event When Thu, March 22, 6pm + 8pm Where Reeder Memorial Baptist Church, 3725 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216, USA (map) Description

Race & JusticeEvent Thu, March 22,6-8p @ Reeder Memorial Baptist Church Free & open topublic. Attorney James"Fergie" Ferguson II, Attorney Anita Earls, Judge Kimberly Best,Judge Rickye McKoy-Mitchell, Judge Donald Cureton, Clerk of Superior CourtJudge Elisa Chinn Gary, Retired CMPD Detective Garry McFadden, DA

Innovation Challenge: Housing by Knight Foundation When Fri, March 23, 8am + 5pm Where Foundation For the Carolinas, 220 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA (map) Description

Innovation Challenge: Housing by Knight Foundation Fri, March 23,8a-5p @ 220 N. Tryon St. Charlotte-Mecklenburg needs an additional 34,000 affordable housing unitsto meet the housing needs of our community. Learn what is being done to addressthis housing challenge. We bring experts and community members together.

Candidate Forum: Mecklenburg County Commissioners At-Large/District by Black Political Caucus of CLT-Meck When Thu, March 29, 6:30pm + 8:30pm Where St Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 Norris Ave, Charlotte, NC 28206, USA (map)

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams hosts Second Annual Women's Symposium

Third Annual Women's Symposium and Resource Fair

This year, Congresswoman Alma S. Adams has assembled a dynamic and diverse panel of experts who will share their stories of excelling in roles traditionally held by men, overcoming hesitation to leap forward into entrepreneurship, finding purpose in the tragedy of domestic violence, addressing the stigma of mental health, exploring career and job training opportunities, and sharing knowledge to build wealth -- unlocking financial freedom.

The theme of this year's event is Women Lead: Encourage, Inspire, Empower. When women lead, women succeed, and everyone benefits. We hope you will leave the event with the tools to achieve your personal and professional goals. This event is free and open to the public. Don't miss this opportunity to be Encouraged, Inspired, and Empowered.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:00pm - 4:30pm

at Project 658, 3646 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205

Sign up here: Women Who Lead

The Story of the Charlotte Girl

Please join us as we honor Girls Who Make a Difference in our community!

During this lunch plenary kicking off the 2018 W+GRA Summit, we will honor girls who have worked to make Charlotte-Mecklenburg a better place. We then will explore the work of three girls from our community in greater depth.

You won't want to miss this opportunity to hear from girls who are combining leadership, philanthropy, and compassion; getting active in politics before they can even vote; and creating better futures for their vulnerable peers.

Statistics are important but they cannot stand alone. This panel will explore why stories are critical additions to the advocate's tool kit. Moderator: Mary C. Curtis, Multimedia Journalist, Roll Call and WCCB-TV Dr. Janaka Lewis, Author and UNC Charlotte Associate Professor of English Tammy Clemons, University of Kentucky, Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology, Filmmaker Hannah Hasan, Co-Founder and Master Class Leader for Epoch Tribe Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the power to make change through story!


We've seen what women can accomplish when they tell their stories. 2017-2018 also has been a year for exploring The Story of the Charlotte Girl. The Women + Girls Research Alliance at UNC Charlotte, in collaboration with community partners, has been exploring issues that affect girls and their families here in Charlotte. From body image to STEM education, from economic mobility to violence, we have examined issues that can create barriers to success + or shatter them. Now, you are invited to attend our Summit!

Held on April 4, 2018, at UNC Charlotte, the focus of the Summit will be the tools and strategies that can be used to better advocate for policies and programs that can improve the lives of girls in our community + including how to support girls in being their OWN advocates and advocates for the communities they wish to build!

Featuring panels on topics as diverse as the power of story, how to use data effectively to advocate for change, and collaboration stronger impact, the Summit also will provide opportunities for UNC Charlotte students to share their community-drive projects. Highlights also include a lunch plenary featuring girls making a difference in our community and an evening keynote (co-sponsored with the Women's and Gender Studies Program) featuring national expert, Dr. Lyn Mikel Brown, author of Powered by Girl: A Field Guide for Supporting Youth Activists. Dr. Brown will give a talk called Creating the World We Want: The Power of Intergenerational Activism.

Although the Summit itself is free to attend, registration is required to attend the day sessions. Please register soon, as attendance will be limited to 150 individuals. Note: We welcome and encourage attendance by girls from our community.

Charlotte Women's March - seeking Volunteers

One woman's voice is loud, all of our voices can create change!

First we marched, and now we take action. The Charlotte Women's March Communications committee is looking for volunteers to help us create change in Charlotte, in North Carolina, and in America. We are looking for volunteers who have the skill, enthusiasm and time to assist with:

Project Management, Event Planning, Social Media, Writing, Graphic Art, Website/Email Management

We meet as needed, roughly every 2 months, and work via email and phone to support the activities of the various CWM interest groups and to assist in publicizing events. With many volunteers we can share the load so it is manageable for each of us.

If you are interested in our work contact us at:

Thank you,

Beth Davis and Gina Navarette

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Charlotte on the Cheap suggestions

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