We are excited to offer Virtual EICs open to the community in partnership with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library!
To express interest in an upcoming EIC, please fill out the linked interest form below:
Thursdays from 12pm-1:30pm: 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, and 7/29
Thursdays from 9am-10:30am: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, and 9/30
Wednesdays from 1pm-2:30pm: 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23
Please note: to ensure the diversity of backgrounds within an EIC group, we ask that no more than two people per organization participate in the same community EIC. We would be happy to bring a contracted EIC to your group or organization if you would like to share in the experience!
Equity Impact Circles (EICs) work to increase both the understanding and advancement of equity in our community. Using TED Talks and other content as a jumping-off point, participants learn to exchange perspectives, ask questions, and articulate ideas. EICs are intended to support people to learn and use a common “equity vocabulary,” help them develop an “equity lens” to analyze community issues, and guide them toward action as they work to build a more equitable and just Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
Groups of 8 – 12 people gather virtually over 5 sessions and strengthen relationships, and engage in deepening dialogue about equity and how it – or the lack of it – appears in our community. EICs are ideal for both intact groups like work teams, corporate affinity groups, or book clubs, and for assembled groups from across sectors or organizations.
If you would like to bring an EIC to your group or work team, contact Megan Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.