Racial Justice

Celebrate The Legacy

Join CWM in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the LARGEST celebration of the southeast, right here in Charlotte! Don’t miss this great weekend! Sponsored in part by Carolinas HealthCare System. For more information, click here.

“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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Legislative Calls Week 5.28

  URGENT THIS WEEK: Call your North Carolina State Senator – particularly DAN BISHOP (919-733-5655) – and ask him or her to support SB564 to RAISE THE AGE at which teenagers can be tried as adults.  Other Raise The Age bills under consideration – SB549 and SB146 —  are watered-down versions. Tell your Senator you …

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Inside Your (Legislative) Body

Welcome to week 9 of Inside Your Legislative Body. The NC Senate passed their budget last week and the House begins work on their budget this week. Meanwhile, we got some good news already this week from SCOTUS. Here’s the latest- State Budget Update Unfortunately the Senate budget is more of what we’ve come to …

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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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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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