Racial Justice

We can all stand against hate

We must take a united stand in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Over recent weeks, racist and hate-filled messages have been sent to elected and appointed leaders of color in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. These messages are driven by attitudes and beliefs that must be rejected and resisted in the strongest of terms by people of goodwill throughout our community. In response, …

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The March Continues! 11.1.17

CWM Newsletter      Volume 1  Number 15       October 30, 2017.        Thanks to Laura Meier and Kay Etheridge for organizing the Racial Justice Group’s meeting on October 12, 2017, at Warehouse 242. TOUSSAINT ROMAIN, public defender and racial justice activist, spoke to 75 participants about CommonUnity—Time to Work Together- racial …

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Charlotte’s School to Prison Pipeline

In 2015, 3.6 out of every 100 white students were suspended from our public schools, while in contrast 32.1 out of every 100 black students were suspended. The documentary “13th” looked at the criminalization of people of color with a national lens. We are excited to invite you to our Fall Community Forum titled, “New South …

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“13th” Screening & Discussion

Join us August 27th at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church for a screening of the movie “13th”, an Oscar-nominated documentary by Ava Duvernay about the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution and the path to mass incarceration.  A panel discussion between a local prosecutor, defense attorney, former judge, and persons who were previously incarcerated will follow …

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Facing the Data on Bias

Join us TONIGHT, Thursday, May 25 at Avondale Presbyterian Church for a compelling Program About Racial Justice & “Raise The Age” (Free Admission). 6:00-7:30 PM. Avondale Presbyterian Church, 2821 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209. Are we sure people of color face “systemic” racism? Do we have any data? YES WE DO. Come hear from experts, explore …

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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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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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Reflect & Resist

Today, we’re excited to launch the FIFTH ACTION in the Women’s March 10 Actions / 100 Days campaign: The feminist movement has a complex history. It is a powerful movement that has gained monumental victories, yet one cannot speak about feminism without acknowledging the dismal lack of representation for, and at times an active sidelining and …

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Racial Justice

Initial Meeting Notes February 7, 2017 Summary: The Racial Justice Group, with 53 women attending the meeting, explored several ideas about how to gain an understanding of systemic racism. The members discussed their concerns about disparities in the justice system, the court system, and efforts to re-segregate schools. (Forty four percent of Charlotte Mecklenburg schools are …

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