Volume 1, Number 14 October 7, 2017
Thanks to all who attended our Fall General Meeting on September 19, 2017. More than 75 members and guests heard Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe, MD, discuss: Everybody In and Nobody Out; Health Care for All. We learned about a system that will provide affordable health care by building on the framework of our current medical practice.
Committee Events and Meetings
The Racial Justice Group is hosting Toussaint Romain, public defender and racial justice activist, on Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. He will speak on CommonUnity—Time to Work Together; racial justice and how we can work together to end racism. Warehouse 242, 2307 Wilkinson Boulevard. For more information and to register click here.
The Candidates and Votes Group will be registering voters at the Open Streets 704 gathering in Freedom Park on Sunday, October 15, 2017, from 12:30 to 5:30 PM. The spring Open Streets 704 event proved very productive, and the group hopes to have an equally successful voter registration effort with the fall event. Volunteers are needed for one-hour shifts. For more information contact Marsha Ford here. To register click here.
Racial Justice Book Club: The next book is Waking Up White by Deb Irving. The group will meet at Laura Meier’s home on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Contact Ellen Creede here for more information.
Women’s Health Committee Meeting will host Dr. Alyse Kelly-Jones, MD, (OB/GYN) on Monday, October 30, 2017. WHC will meet at Mickie Hall’s home from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Social begins at 7:30 pm. Contact Mickie for more information.
Sunday, October 6, 2017
A Road Map to Voter Empowerment • Mr. Marcus Bass, Campaign Director of Democracy Now, will speak on “Now is the Time for Action; Don’t speak About it Be About It!”• Free• 3:30 pm, Friendship Missionary Baptist Churc • To register click here.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Charlotte Election Run-offs • 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
CMS Candidate Forum for Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board by New South Progressives • 6:00 to 8:30 pm, Three Spirits Brewery • For more information click here.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Toussaint Romain, Public Defender and racial justice activist, will speak on CommonUnity—Time to Work Together- racial justice and how we can work together to end racism. CWM’s RACIAL JUSTICE GROUP is host • 6:30 to 8:00 pm, 2307 Wilkinson Blvd. • For more information click here.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Walk for Freedom by Charlotteans for Change • 10:00 to 11:30 am, Romare Bearden Park •
For more information click here.
Meet the Candidates Forum by Pi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi • 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, 3301 Statesville Ave • For more information click here.
Charlotte UNITE by Queen City Unity • Noon to 8:00 pm, NoDA Brewery • For more information click here.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Candidates and Votes Group will be registering voters at the Open Streets 704 gathering • Volunteers are needed for one-hour shifts • 12:30 to 5:30 PM • Sunday, October 15, 2017 • Freedom Park • For more information contact Marsha Ford here. To register click here.
Community Meeting: The Fight after DACA by Comunidad Colectiva • We will talk about what we can do here in NC and how to influence Legislation in Washington • 2:00 to 5:00 pm, 5855 Executive Center Dr, Suite 203 • For more information click here.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Community Conversation – Election Edition by MeckEd • A conversation with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board candidates and discussion about the CMS bond referendum • 9:00 to 10:30 am, Google Fiber, 301 E. 7 th St. • For more information click here.
CLT Candidate Forum • With Mayoral, City Council, and the Mecklenburg County Board of Education Candidates • 6:30 to 8:30 pm, 1st Baptist CLT • For more information click here.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
NC N.O.W. State Conference • Keynote: NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall; Special Guest: Sarah Preston, Executive Director of Lillian’s List on Women Running for Office; Attorney Patricia Bradley from Fayetteville State University on Campus Rape/Title IX—We Could Lose Protections; ERA: What’s happening in NC; Recent Legislative Action on Sexual Assault—Chapter Activism gets Results • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Haymount United Methodist Church, 1700 Fort Bragg Rd, Fayetteville • For more information click here.
Saturday October 28, 2017
CLT: Out of the Darkness Walk by Moms Demand ActionNC • Join Charlotte area volunteers as we raise awareness of suicide • 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Romare Bearden Park • For more information click here.
Swing Left NC-13 Canvasing Drive • Contact Holly Wood here to participate.
Monday, October 30, 2017
CWM Health Committee • Alyse Kelly-Jones, MD, (OB/GYN) will speak • 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Social begins at 7:30 pm • Contact Mickie for more information.
Call For Volunteers
Charlotte Women’s March needs:
An EDITOR to help with the newsletter 4-8 hours per month. A PHOTOGRAPHER to compile and maintain a photographic archive.
Contact Jan Anderson here if you can help.
Keep us posted on what you have done: send your notices and photos to
You can help rally the troops so we don’t ever forget:
this is NOT the new normal!