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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Dialogue
Thursday, February 7, 2019
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Covenant Presbyterian Church 1000 E. Morehead Street Charlotte, NC 28204

Presented by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations, in partnership with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

 

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-How to Talk About Race
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
ImaginOn: Rehearsal Room B. 

In preparation for the upcoming Community Read program, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is offering a training titled “How to Talk About Race.” Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of moderating conversations about race.  The program is based on a full-day training facilitated by Jody Gray and Kristin Lahurd from the ALA Diversity Council. Jody and Kristin will be virtually joining us for a small portion of our training, as well.

 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Train-the-Trainer for Facilitators Wednesday, February 20, 2019
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Featuring a dialogue with CMPD officers, lunch, and participants will receive a facilitator guide and copy of The Hate U Give.

The Hate U Give (THUG), a 2019 Community Read selection, is an opportunity for youth and community leaders to tap into a national conversation about police and policing.  Do we remain isolated and distant from those who are unlike us or do we seek opportunities to engage, share conversation, and build trust?  THUG gives us such an opportunity. We would love to show you how!

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Family First: “I Wrote My Way Out” 
March 2, 2019
for ages 12-21
$5/Free for Members
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

In collaboration with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Community Read of The Hate You Give, we will be having a writing and performance-focused Family First Workshop led by Guerilla Poets. Using Tupac’s writings and lyrics Teens and Young adults will learn writing techniques they can use to create a toolkit for dealing with trauma.

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Film Screening and Discussion
March 5, 2019
Johnson C. Smith University, James B. Duke Memorial Library
RSVP and questions to mrhue@jcsu.edu or call 704-371-6740

Watch The Hate U Give film from 4:30-6:45 p.m. Program begins following the film at 7 p.m. 

Program includes a brief overview of the book and presentation by  Toussaint Romain, followed by questions and answers. 

We will end with a LIVE podcast from 8:15 p.m. - 9 p.m. Mastermind Podcast will capture people’s comments and reactions to the book and movie

 

Central Piedmont READS
March 5-19, various dates times and locations. 
Free with registration
Central Piedmont Community College, various locations

CP Reads will be hosting book discussions on each of our six campuses and showing the film in April during the Sensoria festival. Faculty and staff will be able to register for these events in LearnerWeb to receive PD credits.

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K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace Talk Back
March 9, 2019
12 - 1 p.m.
Free with registration
Adults, Teens (12-18)
Levine Museum of the New South

K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace is a community-created exhibit about police-involved shootings throughout the nation and in Charlotte. At the Levine Museum of the New South, participants will tour the K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace exhibit in a self-guided experience for 30 minutes, which will be followed by a 30-minute reflective conversation, a Talk Back, with a Levine Museum of the New South educator.

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Self Care is Revolutionary
March 9, 2019
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$5/Free for Members
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

Join visiting author Damaris Hill and CLT organizations for a day focused on using arts and literature to align on our mind and body as we address issues within our community. Yoga, Writing & Storytelling workshops.

 

Culture & Kicks w/ Jemayne King
March 15, 2019
7 - 9 p.m.
Free
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

In collaboration with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Community Read of The Hate U Give we will be having a conversation, exploring the ways sneaker culture and social justice intersect in The Hate U Give.   

To fathom sneaker culture’s marketability and the taste-making impact of African America, we must recognize sneaker culture’s commodification through literature, television, and film. Specifically, The Hate U Give (2017 & 2018) garners special attention due to its poetics and African American specific narrative. My talk explores how Angie Thomas uses Hip-Hop culture in her text and film to address police brutality, and how African Americans use sneaker culture as a means of expression and communication.

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K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace Talk Back
March 16, 2019
12 - 1 p.m.
Free with registration
Adults, Teens (12-18)
Levine Museum of the New South

K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace is a community-created exhibit about police-involved shootings throughout the nation and in Charlotte. At the Levine Museum of the New South, participants will tour the K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace exhibit in a self-guided experience for 30 minutes, which will be followed by a 30-minute reflective conversation, a Talk Back, with a Levine Museum of the New South educator.

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K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace Talk Back
March 23, 2019
12 - 1 p.m.
Free with registration
Adults, Teens (12-18)
Levine Museum of the New South

K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace is a community-created exhibit about police-involved shootings throughout the nation and in Charlotte. At the Levine Museum of the New South, participants will tour the K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace exhibit in a self-guided experience for 30 minutes, which will be followed by a 30-minute reflective conversation, a Talk Back, with a Levine Museum of the New South educator.

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Film Screenings: The Hate U Give
April 5, 9, and 10, 2019
Adults, Teens (12-18)
Central Piedmont Community College, various locations

Come see the film The Hate U Give, adapted from Angie Thomas's novel of the same name. Our screening of the film culminates the Central Piedmont Reads college-wide common read of the book in partnership with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Community Read. 

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