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 justice and how we can work to end racism. What an informative evening.
The best way to affect change is to VOTE. City and School Board elections are Tuesday November 7, 2017. A Voter’s Guide is posted on our website, thanks to Marsha Ford. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
We were asked why we do not endorse candidates. The executive committee feels that we do not have a system in place to provide a consensus that is reliable. We will continue to investigate how other groups develop their endorsements and determine if that works for us. So not this time. There are two groups that we respect who do endorse candidates that you could consult: the Black Political Caucus (click here) and NC Equality (click here) and you can always consult the party of your choice.
Call For Volunteers
We are investigating the possibility of an anniversary march for January 20 or 21, 2018, that we are calling REMARCHABLE WOMEN! Volunteers to assist with publicity, setup, speakers’ forum and other duties can contact Tina Maguylo here.
Would anyone take on the chore of Newsletter Editor? Contact Jan Anderson here if you are willing to spend 4-8 hours per month getting the letter out.
CWM could benefit from a photographer who would compile a record of events and maintain an archive of images for us to use in getting the word out. Contact Jan Anderson here if you can help.
Committee Events and Meetings
There are two groups of undocumented youth who want the chance to remain in the United States and to benefit from a good education with the hope of contributing to the economy as they mature. One is DACA and the other group is Unaccompanied Minors. One is seeking asylum from their homeland and a safe place to live. The other wants to remain in the only homeland they have ever known. To find out more about these two groups of youth follow these links:
Unaccompanied Minors – One Story
DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Women’s Health Committee Meeting will host Dr. Alyse Kelly-Jones, MD, (OB/GYN) on Monday, October 30, 2017. We 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.
Racial Justice Book Club: Our next book is Waking Up White by Deb Irving. We will meet at Laura Meier’s home on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Contact Ellen Creede here for more information.
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.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
N.O.W. Meeting: Medicare for ALL • Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe saw daily examples of people who did not get needed care for financial reasons which strengthened her conviction that health care should be a human right • 7:00 pm • 1817 Central Ave, Room 210 • For more information click here.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
School Board District 2 Town Hall • Audience will have the opportunity to ask candidates questions • 3:00 – 5:00 pm • S. Tryon Community United Methodist Church 2516 S. Tryon St. • For more information click here.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Charlotte Housing Collective Meeting • It’ll take all of us to build housing justice in this city • 7:00 to 9:00 pm • 1817 Central Ave. Room 209 • For more information click here.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
ProChoice Charlotte takes Free Range! • 7:00 pm • Free Range Brewing • For more information click here.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Warehouse Talks: Food Justice & Thriving Neighborhoods by CLT Food Innovation • What would it take for the “food deserts” in Charlotte to disappear? Panelists Include: Bernard Singleton / Master Gardener and Co-Founder of CEJS University of Light and Organic Gardens; Lynn Caldwell / Co-Founder of Suede Onion and the Charlotte Food Innovation District; Reggie Singleton / Executive Director of The Males Place & a Health Educator with the Mecklenburg County Health Department; Nate Ledbetter / Justice Pastor at Warehouse 242 and a certified trainer with the Christian Community Development Association • 7:00 to 8:30 pm • Warehouse 242 • For more information click here.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Alternative Prescriptions Community Discussion by CCLA • A panel of statewide health policy experts will explore how we can maintain and improve overall health, stability and opportunity for people in the Charlotte area through local advancements, innovations and partnerships, while also considering how far we’ve come and where we are going • 6:30 to 7:30 pm • Mint Museum Uptown • For more information click here.
Wednesday, November 15 to Saturday, November 18, 2017
City Summit 2017 by National League of Cities • More than 3,500 local elected officials, municipal staff and others will visit Charlotte for four days of knowledge-sharing, networking, learning, and growing — all in the name of making America’s cities and towns amazing places to live, work and play • Westin Hotel • For more information click here.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Impacts of Racism on Women of Color by ActionNC • Panelists to include Tara Romano, NARAL Pro-Choice NC; Naomi Randolph, Women Advance; Dr. Shannon Sullivan, UNCC; Natalia Botella, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy; Candis Cox, Equality NC, Professor Christie Matthews, Cathleen Brennan, International House; Alma Hernández, Shannon Sullivan, and Dr. Michelle Laws • 9:00 am to 2:00 pm • 1817 Central Ave. • For more information click here.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Resilience Reception by Young Dems of MeckCounty • Resilience Reception (formerly the Gantt-Watt Reception) is a celebration of people of color in progressive NC politics • 7:00 to 9:00 pm • 820 Hamilton St. • For more information click here.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
The State of the Air 2017 by CleanAir Carolina • Learn about air quality in Charlotte • 6:00 to 8:00 pm • Free Range Brewing • For more information click here.
Friday December 1, 2017
Charlotte Cohousing Community Social • Bring a dish and meet others interested in cohousing • 7:00 to 9:00 pm • Hygge Coworking • For more information click here.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Feminism Speaks: Open Mic by N.O.W. Charlotte • Come share a joke, a story, a passion, a favorite reading or a song that relates to the theme of feminism! Bring donations for our sisters in Changed Choices who are transitioning out of prison. The transition house needs cleaning supplies, detergent, paper goods, twin sheet sets, shelf stable food items, grocery cards, feminine hygiene products, towels and pillows. • 7:00 to 10:00 pm • Letty’s Restaurant 2121 Shamrock Dr. • For more information click here.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
No NAZIs/Unity March by Indivisible Charlotte • Let’s partner with sister groups in the Charlotte community to peacefully assemble and deny hate, bigotry and racism • 8:00 am to Noon • Marshall Park • For more information click here.
Call Your Senators
Thomas Farr- Poster Child for Gerrymandering. President Donald Trump nominated Farr in July to be a federal judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina, which spans 44 counties from Raleigh to the Atlantic Coast. If approved by the US Senate, Farr could be in charge of deciding voting rights cases like the one he lost. Thomas Farr on the Federal bench further risks perpetuation of voter suppression. Call your Senators to oppose his nomination TODAY!
US Senate NC
Richard Burr 202/224-3154
Thom Tillis 202/224-6342
US Senate SC
Lindsey Graham 202/224-5972, 804-250-1417
Tim Scott 202-224-6121, 864-233-5366
You can help rally the troops so we don’t ever forget:
this is NOT the new normal!