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Community Events

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Veteran's Day Parade

Sat, November 10, 11am + 2pm

Charlotte Center City, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA (map)

Veteran's Day Parade

Charlotte Coat Drive

We believe everyone deserves a warm coat. The Charlotte Coat Drive began in 2010 through the generosity of Charlotte Mechanical and continues to grow each year through the love, generosity and help of special partnerships. Our goal is to collect 5,000+ coats which will be distributed to those in need that the Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte serves every day.

Our coat drive culminates on November 16 at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille. Between 7 AM and 7 PM, you can swing by and join in on a day filled with entertainment, food, new games and camaraderie. Plus, you will have a chance to meet Sheri Lynch from the Bob & Sheri Show on 107.9 The Link and Bo Thompson from WBT's Morning News with Bo Thompson. There will also be appearances by Sir Purr, PurrCussion, Hugo the Hornet, Chubby Checker, Homer the Dragon and more!

Celebration Honoring Women Elected to Office

The Black Women's Caucus and Charlotte Women's March invite you to a reception honoring women elected to office this November. Former female office holders will also be recognized at this celebration of women's contributions to government.

Suggested donation: $35 Guest * $100 Sponsor

Business Attire

Click here to register.

200 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202 Parking Free at the Seventh Street Garage. Validate ticket at the Guest Services Desk.

Queens University presents From Marches to Movements: Foundations of Social Change

The Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte Third Annual Advocacy Education Program

Drawing on the richness of Queens' dynamic faculty and community leaders who have a depth of knowledge and experience in the work of social justice, social change, and organizing, the Stan Greenspon Center will offer our third annual Fall Advocacy Education Program. This year's program will provide the community with the tools that are needed to move from marches to movements in order to create sustainable social change. Throughout the year, we will maintain our connections as a network while we advocate for change.

Session One** The Two Souths of `68: Remembering Revolution in these Hard Times Saturday, September 15, 6:30+8:00 pm Opening reception, 5:45 pm Ketner Auditorium, Queens University

Session Two Foundations of Social Justice Monday, October 8, 6:30-8:00 pm Belk Chapel, Queens University

Session Three The Political Process Monday, October 15, 6:30- 8:00 pm Belk Chapel, Queens University

Session Four The Role of Law in Social Change Monday, October 22, 6:30-8:00 pm Ketner Auditorium, Queens University

Session Five Community Organizing Monday, October 29, 2018, 6:30-8:00 pm Ketner Auditorium, Queens University

Session Six The Rhetorical Strategies of Social Movements Monday, November 5, 6:30-8:00 pm Ketner Auditorium, Queens University

Session Seven Digital Communications and Social Change Monday, November 12, 6:30-8:00 pm Ketner Auditorium, Queens University

Session Eight Moving Forward Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 pm Ketner Auditorium, Queens University

Register

Race Matters for Juvenile Justice Series

Download the brochure here: Race Matters

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 https://www.coloroflawclt.com/

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

Young Professionals @ International House sponsoring International Lip Singing Competition

The Young Professionals at International House are partnering with the City of Charlotte's Office of Economic Development to put on the first ever, International Lip Singing Competition.

This is scheduled to take place in mid-September at Booth Playhouse. All proceeds will go to benefit the Mayor's Youth Employment Program and International House.

We are looking for interested young professionals who are either members of the Young Professionals at International House or those who would like to join the Young Professionals at International House to help us put on this unique, one of a kind event, that is taking place in Charlotte for the first time ever.

Those interested in joining the planning committee should respond to this email, or contact International House's Citizen Diplomacy Director Johnelle Causwell. Email:jcauswell@ihclt.org Phone: 704-3422248

What is Young Professionals at International House? Young Professionals at International House encompasses young professionals ages 21 to 39, who either have an international background or have a specific international interest. Members organize and participate in social, educational, leadership, fundraising activities that raise awareness about Charlotte's expanding role as a Global City and International Gateway.

Young Professionals at International House can offer its members:

Networking and social opportunities to connect with young professionals with similar interest

Yearly reception/networking events with International House Board of Directors and high level speakers

At least two VIP receptions per year with international delegations, hosted by International House

Leadership opportunities/ building a resume

Service opportunities: volunteer positions, citizenship tutors, assistance with international delegates

We hope to hear from you soon!

Charlotte Street Use and Event Information

Charlotte Event and Street Usage information to help you in your travels.

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.

http://www.charlotteonthecheap.com.