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Affordable Housing talk by Peter Moskowitz

Urban expert Peter Moskowitz, author of the important new book on gentrification: How to Kill a City.

will be in Charlotte on April 26 at 7:00pm at Center City Church, 2225 Freedom Drive

This culminates Moskowitz' 3-part series of programs/discussions focused on the Freedom Drive/Camp Greene vicinity of Charlotte exploring history and current gentrification.

Stand Against Racism with the YMCA

Stand Against Racism

YMCA of the Central Carolinas is celebrating diversity with musical acts, spoken word and more at the Square, Trade and Tryone, Friday, April 27 11 AM - 1 PM and asking passersby to make a pledge to Stand Against Racism in Charlotte. Scheduled performers:

Belleview Elementary School choir Montrel, spoken word artist Drew McClain, kickboxing instructor Drum Circle!

No registration needed, but if you'd like to volunteer, please contact Nancy Danuser at ndanuser@ywcacentralcarolinas. org. Stop by, sign a pledge and show your support to end racism in Charlotte. Or follow all of our happenings on our Facebook event page or on social media with #StandCLT.

Women's March presents Power to the Polls

Join Melissa Harris Perry and The Women's March for Power To The Polls North Carolina: Training 2 Action!

Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is Free! Click here to register: Power to the Polls

Now is our time to educate ourselves and organize to make an impact on the 2018 midterm elections! Women's March is bringing our Power To The Polls tour to Charlotte. A full day of inspiring speakers, skill-building workshops and community sessions, participants will gain new connections, skills and strategies for mobilizing a grassroots surge of voters to the polls this Fall. Will you join us in Charlotte to share knowledge, build skills, and prepare strategies to bring our #PowerToThePolls?

International Sandwich Festival

Aldersgate Senior Living Community welcomes everyone to the International Sandwich Festival

11 a.m.-6 p.m., April 28th

Aldersgate front lawn 3800 Shamrock Drive Charlotte Parking is free and CATS Bus #23 takes you directly to the celebration.


This public festival celebrates the vibrant cultural diversity of east Charlotte with international flavor and intergenerational festivities. Come eat, play, dance, enjoy!

Child's Play Free face-painting, balloon artistry and henna tattoos from noon-2 p.m. and creative sandwich-making.

Child's Play Free face-painting, balloon artistry and henna tattoos from noon-2 p.m. and creative sandwich-making.

International Fare Tasty treats from restaurants and food trucks: A Piece of Havana, Arepadas, Chaupaati, Hiya Food truck and Yummi Banh Mi. Also on tap: Caribbean Piraguas Shaved Ice, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Live Music and Entertainment R&B songstress Persona Bell is back by popular demand. Also appearing: Ballet Folklorico de Julio Ruiz, The Rumbao Latin Dance Company, Orquesta Mayor, Flavors of India Dance, Voices of Eden Mass Choir, JazzArts Youth Ensemble III.

Improved Medicare for All Seminar

Sunday, April 29th and Monday, April 20th

Trinity Presbyterian Church

Download the flyer here: Improved Medicare for All


Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy in Charlotte program

Join the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library for a program marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

University City Regional Library 301 East WT Harris Blvd Charlotte, NC Saturday, May, 12 tom 10am - 12pm

Click here to download the brochure: The Legacy of Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. in Charlotte

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.