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City of Immigrants 5k by Latin American Coalition


Saturday, August, 18th 6pm - 10pm 1817 Central Avenue

Run/Walk will start and finish at Midwood International & Cultural Center at 1817 Central Ave; through the beautiful Plaza Midwood neighborhood.After the race, there will be music, prizes, games & lots of fun for the whole family!REGISTER NOW AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARLY BIRD SPECIAL OF $20 (available only from April 10 through May 10)

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2018 Annual Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade

The sixth annual Charlotte Pride Parade will be held Sunday, August 18th on N. Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte during the two0day Charlotte Pride Festival, Saturday Aug. 18 and Sunday, August 19.

Check out the official website for information on how to register to participate in the parade:

ABOUT CHARLOTTE PRIDE Charlotte Pride is the leader in LGBTQ visibility in Charlotte and the Carolinas. We present and collaborate on programs, projects, and activities, including the annual Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade, Charlotte Trans Pride, Charlotte Latin Pride, and Reel Out Charlotte, among others. Since its founding in 2000, Charlotte Pride has expanded its year-round programming and partnerships to better connect community members with its mission, vision, and values. It is now one of the largest LGBTQ Pride organizations in the American Southeast.

PO Box 32362, Charlotte, NC 28232 General: Media: Entertainment:

"Meet The Candidates" Forum 2018 hosted by Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte

LACCC "Meet The Candidates" Forum 2018

Come to meet and talk with the candidates for: NC Senate, NC House of Representatives, County Commission, District Attorney, Clerk of Superior Court, Sheriff, Soil & Water Conservation District, Court Judges.

August 21, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

LAC Workers Collaborative Center (Fellowship Hall) 4305 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28205

FREE EVENT. Register Now! Email:, 704-343-2525 Website:

The Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte is an apolitical organization, offering this event to educate our business community and increase civic engagment. This event is open to all candidates, and open to the public.

Reversing Runaway Inequality 1 of 3 by Raising Wages, ActionNC, Southern Piedmont Labor Council

ActionNC and Southern Piedmont Labor Council present: Reversing Runaway Inequality 1 of 3 by Raising Wages,

Thu, Aug 23, 530pm

4305 Monroe Rd

Free training that digs down deep into that feeling of unfairness that so many workers in this economy feel everyday. Learn more about how corporations have rigged the game in their favor making it harder and harder for working people to get ahead. This is a full day class spaced out over a three evenings. There will be different material each class but it all works together.

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Women's Equality Day with the NC Justice Center

Celebrate Women's Equality Day with the NC Justice Center and two very special guests! We're welcoming Deesha Dyer, former Social Secretary of the Obama Administration, to the Queen City and presenting Congresswoman Alma Adams with a Lifetime Champion Award for her work to protect women and families in the workplace!

Tickets are on sale now!


Our Keynote Speaker Deesha Dyer will discuss her journey as a woman fighting for equality in the workplace and her time with the Obama Administration! You will not want to miss this special luncheon and a conversation about the ways women are speaking up to change the world!

2018 Queen City Women's Equality Conference

August 26th, 2018 is National Women's Equality Day! Come celebrate at the 2018 Queen City Women's Equality Conference.

Heath/Wellness, Entertainment, and Business will be the panel topic discussions. Free cupcakes and free massages attendees can also enjoy. This event will bring out the brightest female minds the Queen City has to offer. Come network with like minded WOMEN!

Sunday, August 26, 2018 11:00AM - 7:00PM

Victory Lane Karting 2330 Tipton Drive Charlotte, NC 28206

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Panelist (Health/Wellness) Crystal N. Cliff (L.Ac., Dipl.OM, MAOM, CKTP, Reiki Master) Pheonix Moon Acupuncture & Apothecary Owner 2018 National Association of Women Business Owners Rising Star Award Winner Natillie Rauch True 180 Personal Training Owner Panelist (Entertainment) Kim Brattain Kim Brattain Media Owner Finalist, Businesswoman of the Year 2017, 2018 Nat'l Assn. of Women Business Owners Panelist (Business) Mell Miller (Financial Advisor) Ameriprise Financial 2017 Mecklenburg Times 50 Most Influential Women

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!

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.