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Community Events

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2019 Atrium Health Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday Parade

Join us January 19th, 2019 10:00AM - NOON Downtown Charlotte. The route runs down Tryon Street from 9th Street to Stonewall Street.

Women United March

Saturday, January 26th 11:00am - 3:00pm

Please join us as we march together for a more diverse and inclusive community, to celebrate our accomplishments, and face our challenges together with music, speakers, vendors and more!

Check out the website here: Charlotte Women United March

Charlotte Community Book Read - The Color of Law

Join a community book discussion about Charlotte's affordable housing issues. All are encouraged to read The Color of Law and to register for the Community Book Read. An open community discussion with Richard Rothstein will take place: Monday, January 28 from 7 - 9pm at First Baptist Church-West, 801 Oaklawn Ave., Charlotte.

Richard Rothestein, author of The Color of Law, will lead a panel discussion to explore the government's role in creating segregated communities, and the public policy positions that are still informed by the mistakes of the past. The author's goal is to initiate informed community conversations that may provide a foundation for better public and private policies. No one should be forced out of their community because of unjust and outdated housing practices.

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 has proven woefully inadequate for many of our residents who face ongoing discrimination. We see it in our neighborhoods. We see it in the massive wealth gap between white and black families. In the U.S., African American families have only 10% of the wealth that white families have. This disparity to due almost entirely to laws that deliberately shut them out of the housing market.

To register for this discussion, go to share the Color of Law website

Please join in this effort to make housing affordable for all of Charlotte's families.

Charlotte Street Use and Event Information

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Street Use and Event Information

Charlotte on the Cheap suggestions

Check out the website: Charlotte on the Cheap for great ideas for things to do.