Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. @ Levine Museum of the New South
Oct 8 2022 – Mar 12 2023 all-day

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and Levine Museum of the New South are proud to collaborate and bring the dynamic exhibition Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. to our Charlotte community.

Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. profiles the revolutionary men—including Muhammad Ali, James Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, W.E.B Du Bois, and Kendrick Lamar—whose journeys have altered the history and culture of the country. The achievements of the men are woven within the legacy and traditions of the African American journey—achievements of excellence in spite of society’s barriers.

Together, Levine Museum and The Gantt will share the stories of these revolutionary men. Told across seven themes, Levine Museum will display CatalystsMyth-Breakers, and Community and The Gantt will display StorytellersFathering, and Imagining; both museums will display Loving.

Men of Change was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and made possible through the generous support of the Ford Motor Company Fund.

Free admission to the Men of Change Exhibition at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and Levine Museum of the New South is made possible by generous support from Wells Fargo.

The Hunt for the American Dream theatre series by Three Bone Theatre @ The Arts Factory at West End Studios
Nov 4 2022 – Aug 19 2023 all-day

Anyone who has participated in CBI’s Equity Impact Circles knows that we examine collectively the importance of Stories, Resources, and Rules in our society and how these impact People. Three Bone Theatre also does this with their newest season of theatre productions.  Season 11 gathers four powerful and thrilling pieces of award-winning contemporary theatre that examine the concept of the American Dream.

The selected stories, fact and fiction, shine a light on marginalized communities who fight against all odds to try and reach the opportunity and comfort that has been promised to them over the last 200 years.

These four shows question who has access to the American Dream and help us reimagine a new dream, one that is truly inclusive and accessible to everyone.

Sanctuary City (November 4-9, 2022)

Amy & the Orphans (February 10-25, 2023)

The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks, and Curls (May 5-20, 2023)

The Chinese Lady (August 4-19, 2023)

For more details on these shows and to purchase tickets, please visit the Three Bone Theatre website!

Confronting Whiteness Conference @ Myers Park Baptist Church, Heaton Hall
Jan 27 – Jan 28 all-day
Confronting Whiteness Conference @ Myers Park Baptist Church, Heaton Hall

The 2nd Annual Confronting Whiteness Conference will take place on January 27-28th at Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Join others on the anti-racist journey and hear from Black authors, thinkers, and theologians as we seek to understand our role in racial injustice and our part in dismantling it. The two-day conference will include speakers, breakout sessions, and a pop-up market featuring locally-owned Black businesses, food trucks, and artisans. This year’s speakers include Rev. Dr. Angela Parker, Dr. Ijeoma Ononuju, and keynote speaker Danté Stewart, author of Shoutin’ in the Fire: An American Epistle.

To see the full schedule and to register, click HERE

Women Lead: Social Capital – Using Your Voice for Influence @ Capital Towers South Park
Feb 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

In the first session, led by Sherri Chisholm – Executive Director of Leading on Opportunity, we will explore social capital and why it is so difficult to define. Sherri will share how Leading on Opportunity is going about measuring upward mobility and share the differences between charity and advocacy. Participants will have the opportunity to understand what charity and advocacy mean at different stages and how they can think about beginning or continuing their personal journey.

We would typically charge $20 for this event. If you are able, please consider an additional gift to the Annual Fund to support such efforts. Giving is not required to attend. We appreciate your support.

First Wednesdays: School Discipline for Children with Disabilities @ Children & Family Services Bldg - Training Room 1
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

IEP, FBA, BIP, MDR, OSS, ISS…Find out how to decipher all the acronyms and learn more about school discipline processes for students with disabilities. Suspensions from school impede your student’s learning and overall academic achievement, and often are related to your student’s disability. This workshop will help you understand the laws protecting students with disabilities when they are excluded from school and how to better advocate for your student’s emotional and behavioral needs.

This event is free but registration is requested.


Charlotte’s Housing Crisis: True Grounds for Change @ Online
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

As Charlotte continues to grow, the need for affordable housing expands with it. Join the YWCA on February 2nd at noon for a midday discussion in partnership with DreamKey Partners on Charlotte’s housing crisis with a panel of some of Charlotte’s housing experts – Deronda Metz, director of social services for The Salvation Army, Stacy Lowry, director of community support services for Mecklenburg County, and Julie Porter, President of DreamKey Partners. Register for this upcoming event HERE

The Men Inside: Inspired by Men of Change @ Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm

Presented by Epoch Tribe with Levine Museum of the New South and Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, The Men Inside is a live, on-stage production that honors the paths of Black men who have become change-makers in their community. Inspired by the exhibition, Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth., the show shares deeply personal stories and open hearted truths of Black men in Charlotte. It’s a full-on display of the emotional and interpersonal journeys, as well as a beautiful and bold theatrical exploration, of the hearts and minds of real Black men. Through the stories of a few, we see connections to many.

Charlotte Jewish Film Festival @ Levine Jewish Community Center
Feb 4 – Feb 26 all-day
Experience the uplifting power of storytelling at the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival! Treat yourself to a diverse selection of films that will evoke a myriad of emotions – from joy to sorrow and everything in between. Plus, get the Early Bird Special All Festival Pass for only $154 before January 18th!
Don’t miss out!  For further details and tickets, click HERE
Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map – Get Engaged @ Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center Center Lobby
Feb 7 all-day

Do you have questions about the Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map?  You can join for their Office Hours.  Join in-person on the first Tuesday of every month from 12noon-1pm, or from 5-6pm.

Virtual sessions are also available on the first Thursday of every month at the same time.

For more information and to register, please visit:

EDI Roundtables for Nonprofit Executives @ Online
Feb 15 – Mar 15 all-day

The EDI Roundtables for Nonprofit Executives is a five-part, interactive series for nonprofit leaders to generate ideas, actions, and practical strategies they can implement within their organizations that help identify and eliminate systemic barriers and practices. Looking through the lens of five essential nonprofit management practices rooted in the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits’ Principles & Practices: Best Practices for North Carolina Nonprofits guide, and building on our Walking the Talk initiative, this series will provide a safe space for courageous and meaningful dialogue that addresses the nonprofit sector’s racial leadership gap and the policies, practices, and organizational cultures in nonprofits that exacerbate these gaps.

Each weekly 90-minute session will have:

  • A virtual lunch & learn format from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Two facilitators with expertise on the topic, who will provide training, tools, and insights, then facilitate Q&A and breakout discussions among participants

Who should attend:

  • Executive Directors, CEOs
  • Senior Level Staff, Directors (HR, program, finance, development, communications)
  • Board Chairs

February 15 – March 15, 2023
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Registration required

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