Things To Do

What Is Your Next Step?

Each of us has a part to play in building a more equitable and just Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

What can you do to build your knowledge, skills and courage?

WAKE UP

Open Your Eyes and Look Around

Look around. What inequities do you see?

INTERRUPT

Where Can You Make an Impact?

Commit to using your points of influence to interrupt the status quo.

STEP UP

Find Your Passion and Act On It

 

Find courage to make a difference where it matters to you.

Community Events

Aug
14
Sat
Visual Vanguard: An Exhibition of Contemporary Black Carolina Artists @ Harvey B. Gantt Center
Aug 14 2021 – Jan 17 2022 all-day

Visual Vanguard is an examination of twenty-five artists who create in a variety of vibrant and versatile media. This exhibition surveys the struggles, strengths, and celebrations of Black creativity in the Carolinas through visual art, performance, video, and poetry. By examining the ambiguity and origination within retakes and variations, each artist amplifies the ideals of racial pride, social power, identity, and the importance of heritage and culture.

Sep
19
Sun
Opera Carolina: I Dream @ Belk Theater
Sep 19 all-day

A look back at the early days of the Civil Rights Movement that would reshape America and transform a preacher from Atlanta into an icon for the ages. Revised for the 2021 performances, our new version includes new music and a completely revised script to bring to life this remarkable story.

Thursday, September 16th – 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 18th – 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 19th – 2:00 pm

FixaPlate @ Three Sisters Farmers Market
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

FixaPlate is an immersive theatrical experience tracing the history of Charlotte, NC, a gentrifying southern city, through the lens of a family kitchen. Created to showcase the excellence of Charlotte artists, it will offer local residents the chance to participate in pressing conversations over a shared meal while engaging with interactive art.

Oct
3
Sun
The Plus Collective Volunteer Fair @ Tabbris
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join The Plus Collective for our upcoming Volunteer Fair, and learn of opportunities in the LGBTQ community to get involved!

Are you interested in learning more about opportunities to support the LGBTQ community of Charlotte? Join us and learn more from our participating organizations and the volunteer opportunities they have for folks like yourself! We have fantastic organizations joining us who will be showcasing their organizations and the opportunities they have available. Those organizations are:

  • Charlotte Gaymers Network (https://www.charlottegaymersnetwork.com/)
  • RAIN (https://carolinarain.org/)
  • Charlotte Royals Rugby Football Club (https://www.charlotteroyalsrugby.com/)
  • One Voice Chorus (https://onevoicechorus.com/)
  • Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte (https://www.gmccharlotte.org/)
  • PFLAG (https://pflagcharlotte.org/)
  • The Plus Collective (https://www.thepluscollective.org/)
  • Time Out Youth (https://www.timeoutyouth.org/)
  • Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (https://www.clgbtcc.org/)
  • Charlotte Pride (https://charlottepride.org/)

This event is in partnership with the Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce. We are so thankful for their support and we can’t wait to welcome all of you to The Plus Collective Volunteer Fair! Complimentary beer will be provided at the event for all 21+ guests.

Oct
23
Sat
FixaPlate @ ECHO Makerspace
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

FixaPlate is an immersive theatrical experience tracing the history of Charlotte, NC, a gentrifying southern city, through the lens of a family kitchen. Created to showcase the excellence of Charlotte artists, it will offer local residents the chance to participate in pressing conversations over a shared meal while engaging with interactive art.

Oct
24
Sun
FixaPlate @ ECHO Makerspace
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

FixaPlate is an immersive theatrical experience tracing the history of Charlotte, NC, a gentrifying southern city, through the lens of a family kitchen. Created to showcase the excellence of Charlotte artists, it will offer local residents the chance to participate in pressing conversations over a shared meal while engaging with interactive art.

Recurring Events

“Unmasked” at the Harvey B. Gantt Center

Charlotte City Council Meetings

The Community Book Read

Find a Community Garden

It’s Time to STEP UP!

When we join together with a diverse group of people, voices and experiences, the differences that define us as individuals create synergy and energy. Our community is stronger when we each have the knowledge, skills and courage to work for change.

CBI Resources

Learn more about the resources that CBI provides as we work to increase both the understanding and advancement of equity in our community.

Get Involved

Share your input to shape the Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map

The Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map is a companion to the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan and will translate ...

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Listen to StoryCorps Stories Celebrating Black Voices

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Watch Brittany Cooper’s TED Talk, “The Racial Politics of Time”

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Listen to You 2.0: Empathy Gym

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Join a CBI Virtual Equity Impact Circle

We are excited to offer virtual community EICs throughout 2021 in partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library. ...

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Pick a book from the Anti-Racist Reading List

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Play “What’s In & On Our Ground: A Curiosity-Guided Tour of Charlotte-Mecklenburg”

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Watch or Read Emmanuel Acho’s “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”

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Hear what our 2019 Stakeholders Breakfast Speaker, Anand Giridharadas, says about the stakes of our collective response to COVID-19

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Read UNCC Urban Institute’s Racial Wealth Gap Report

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Enjoy a take-out meal from a locally-owned restaurant

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Listen to StoryCorps Stories Celebrating Black Voices

...

READ MORE

Join a CBI Virtual Equity Impact Circle

We are excited to offer virtual community EICs throughout 2021 in partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library. ...

READ MORE

Play “What’s In & On Our Ground: A Curiosity-Guided Tour of Charlotte-Mecklenburg”

...

READ MORE

Watch or Read Emmanuel Acho’s “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”

...

READ MORE

Enjoy a take-out meal from a locally-owned restaurant

...

READ MORE

Share your input to shape the Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map

The Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map is a companion to the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan and will translate ...

READ MORE

Listen to StoryCorps Stories Celebrating Black Voices

...

READ MORE

Watch Brittany Cooper’s TED Talk, “The Racial Politics of Time”

...

READ MORE

Listen to You 2.0: Empathy Gym

...

READ MORE

Pick a book from the Anti-Racist Reading List

...

READ MORE

Hear what our 2019 Stakeholders Breakfast Speaker, Anand Giridharadas, says about the stakes of our collective response to COVID-19

...

READ MORE

Read UNCC Urban Institute’s Racial Wealth Gap Report

...

READ MORE

Join a CBI Virtual Equity Impact Circle

We are excited to offer virtual community EICs throughout 2021 in partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library. ...

READ MORE

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From thrilling community events to moving cultural experiences, Charlotte invites us to wake up,
interrupt, and step up in many ways. We’d love to hear what things you do!

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