Events that educate, inspire and entertain
March – April 2018
Community Forum on the Sheriff’s Race
By Communidad Collectiva and Action NC
When: Saturday, March 17, 12-1:30 p.m.
Where: Midwood International and Cultural Center, 1817 Central Ave, Charlotte
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Join Action NC and Comunidad Colectiva for a community forum on issues surrounding the upcoming Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s race.
Among the topics slated for discussion:
- The 287(g) program, which allows Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deputize selected state and local law enforcement officers to act as federal immigration officers, and the subsequent deportation of 15,000+ people from Mecklenburg County
- The ending of in-person visitation in county jails and the implementation of virtual visitations
- Solitary confinement for minors in county jails
Court Observer Training
By ACLU Immigration Rights Team
When: Saturday, March 17, 3 – 5 p.m.
To Sign Up: Click here
Sad statistic: The Charlotte area has one of lowest immigration asylum grant rates in the nation. Good news: The mere presence of citizen observers can foster fairness and consistency in immigration court. Sign up to be a court observer and help our community thrive!
Mi Lucha Importa/ My Struggle Matters!
By Action NC
When: Saturday, March 31, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Eastland Mall, 5471 Central Ave., Charlotte, NC
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Join us for the inaugural walk commemorating the impactful work of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, defenders of immigrants, workers and women!
DREAM America: Arts and Advocacy Conference on Immigration
By Myers Park Baptist Church and Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice
When: April 21, 12:30 – 8p.m.
Where: Queens University
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Join Myers Park Baptist Church and Queens University of Charlotte for informative presentations and sessions highlighting the use of the arts to advocate for immigrants. The event will feature slam poetry, storytelling, film, photography and dance. And, let’s not forget live music and food trucks! A pre-conference interfaith service will also be held.
Mecklenburg County Sheriff Candidate’s Forum
Center for Peace & Social Justice, the Black Presbyterian Clergy of Charlotte, and Reentry Partners of Mecklenburg, Faith and Public Life
When: Sunday, April 22, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Johnson C. Smith University, Biddle Auditorium
Another chance to learn about the upcoming Sheriff’s election. All three candidates will attend and address hot topics like the 287(g) program and live vs. virtual inmate family visits.