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Children's Issues Election Forum

Children's Issues Election Forum: Securing our Future, Putting Children First

Meet candidates for the state legislature, learn about critical policy issues facing children & families, and share your questions and concerns.

Wednesday, October 3, 8:30 AM + 10:30 AM

Children and Family Services Center, 601 E 5th Street, Charlotte, NC

Please register in advance:

Local and state-level child policy experts will provide overviews of key issues legislators must grapple with in 2019, including:

Access to affordable, high-quality child care; Closing the health insurance coverage gap; Implementation of raise the age legislation; and Preparing for 2020 Census Following the presentations, candidates for office will have the opportunity to share their thoughts about the issues discussed and meeting attendees can ask questions of presenters and candidates.

For more information about this event, contact:

Jenny Harbin, Director, The Children's Alliance: or Adam Sotak, Public Engagement Director, NC Child:

Securing Our Future: Putting Kids First

Each year, our state legislators have an extraordinary opportunity to use public policy to improve the lives of children and families. By expanding access to high-quality health care, strengthening early learning opportunities, and growing economic opportunity, policymakers can help change a child's life trajectory. As we approach the 2018 election, we are excited to provide an opportunity for constituents and candidates to learn more about the major issues facing children.

Hope to see you there! Be sure to register in advance:

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


Race Matters for Juvenile Justice Series

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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. 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!

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