Month: April 2017

Define American Film Festival May 11-13

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+ Culture is proud to present the second annual Define American Film Festival. Audience-goers, journalists and strategic partners will get an entertaining and informative look at the immigrant experience across a range of cultures. Each screening will be followed by panel discussions featuring filmmakers, actors, and local advocates. Venue Address:  551 S Tryon St, …

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A Day Without Immigrants May 1st

A Day Without Immigrants— Día Sin Inmigrantes: ¡La Resistencia Sigue! Monday, May 1st, 12-3:00 PM Marshall Park THE SITUATION:  Immigrant families are facing a moment of crisis. The administration of President Trump has declared war on our families. Through their campaign of terror, ICE agents are terrorizing our communities. Small businesses in our neighborhoods have …

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An Evening of Effective Activism

By reenacting Sojourner Truth’s famous “Ain’t I a Woman” speech from 1851, Brenda Tindal of the Levine Museum of the New South relayed an inspiring message to Charlotte Women’s March about the power of collective action: “If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these …

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March for Science Today, Saturday April 22nd!

For Charlotte’s Earth Day celebration on Saturday April 22nd, the Charlotte Women’s March will actively demonstrate our support for science and the environment by joining the March for Science on April 22 on Marshall Park (800 E. Third Street, Charlotte) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Charlotte Women’s March speakers at the event include Jan …

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Dreamers need not apply

City’s teacher shortage overlooks the undocumented. In the final part of a series on the undocumented workers of Charlotte, Amanda Holpuch of The Guradian discovers how threats against Daca could pose serious consequences for schools, amid a nationwide teacher shortage. Madai Zamora is about to become a teacher. But with weeks to go before she completes …

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Miss Representation May 3rd

   National Organization for Women, Charlotte Chapter  presents: “Miss Representation” Wednesday, May 3rd @ 7pm    Unitarian Universalist Church, 234 N. Sharon Amity Rd This month, we will be viewing the film: “Miss Representation” followed by a brief discussion. Viewing will start promptly at 7pm. “The media is selling the idea that girls’ and women’s …

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Medicare for ALL Rally Saturday April 8th!

Join us Saturday, April 8, at 5:00 PM at Medical Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28203, on the sidewalk across from Carolinas Medical Center for this vitally important health care rally.  Area patients, health care providers and advocates will tell their stories and urge Congress to support H.R. 676 – proposed legislation for a universal privately delivered, …

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Marchers Win Courage Award

by Jeva Lange, TheWeek.com.  Photo: Getty Images. The estimated 3 to 4 million Americans who participated in January’s anti-Trump Women’s March are being honored with a major prize from PEN America, The Associated Press reports. The PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award is going to the “Women’s March” for “galvaniz[ing] a potent global …

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CWM Spring Meeting April 18

Meet the panelists for the Charlotte Women’s March Spring Meeting. A panel discussion on “Effective Activism” will highlight the April 18 spring meeting of the Charlotte Women’s March at First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Tryon St. in uptown Charlotte. The event will feature four accomplished voices at the forefront of the North Carolina women’s movement: Former …

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Legislative Update & Actions Week of 4.3

CALLS FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 3: Call Sen. Richard Burr (Chair of the Senate Intelligence Comm.) to express your strong support for that committee’s investigation to be a thorough, bipartisan process that answers all questions about Russia’s role in the 2016 election, as well as any connection between the Trump campaign and Russia. This …

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CWM Newsletter 4.3.17

Here’s what we’ve been doing… Congratulations all on your help saving Obamacare. Many voices made a difference although we need to remain vigilant. The fight is not over yet. Welcome to the Women’s March on Charlotte, the group that staged the Charlotte march that attracted 25- 30,000 people, according to CMPD. We are discussing merging …

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