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

Apr
24
Sat
FixaPlate Virtual Potluck @ Virtual Event
Apr 24 – Apr 25 all-day

Come eat and share your story with Charlotteans from across the city in FixaPlate’s Virtual
Community Potluck. Together, we will gather around a virtual kitchen table and share generations of
family recipes as we reminisce about the Charlotte of old and dream of its future.

Food connects people and sets the table for conversations. When we sit around the table, we create
oral history, share stories, listen, laugh, cry, and connect. This unique digital iteration of the family
table experience will extend an old tradition into a new technological environment. Attendees can
expect to meet new people, share charming anecdotes, and take a stroll through Charlotte’s past
through their tablemate’s stories.

Here’s how it works:

● Get your tickets and pick a date. Tickets are $33 for families and $18 for individuals.
● Choose a favorite recipe. Consider recipes that have significance to your family, story,
friends, or Charlotte.
● Make a side dish. The Tuesday prior to each potluck, attendees will digitally submit a side
dish recipe, which will be exchanged with their fellow attendees via socially distanced
porch dropoff by the FixaPlate team, that Thursday.
● Receive your fixins. FixaPlate will drop off a basket of Gran’s Biscuits to each attendee.
Biscuits will be made in strict observance of Covid-19 protocols. You’ll also be provided
with a list of conversation topics to help guide the virtual potluck discussion.
● Cook and sign on. Each virtual potluck will host 6-9 households, pods, or individuals.
You or your group will gather safely via your chosen internet-enabled device. We’ll gather
and eat our meals together, enjoying each other’s company.

The Virtual Community Potluck is an extension of FixaPlate, a uniquely Charlottean immersive
theatrical experience created locally from scratch using devised theatre techniques centered on
community authorship and the lived experience that will debut this fall. FixaPlate is produced by
Mixed Metaphors Productions.

Apr
25
Sun
FixaPlate Virtual Potluck @ Virtual Event
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day

Come eat and share your story with Charlotteans from across the city in FixaPlate’s Virtual
Community Potluck. Together, we will gather around a virtual kitchen table and share generations of
family recipes as we reminisce about the Charlotte of old and dream of its future.

Food connects people and sets the table for conversations. When we sit around the table, we create
oral history, share stories, listen, laugh, cry, and connect. This unique digital iteration of the family
table experience will extend an old tradition into a new technological environment. Attendees can
expect to meet new people, share charming anecdotes, and take a stroll through Charlotte’s past
through their tablemate’s stories.

Here’s how it works:

● Get your tickets and pick a date. Tickets are $33 for families and $18 for individuals.
● Choose a favorite recipe. Consider recipes that have significance to your family, story,
friends, or Charlotte.
● Make a side dish. The Tuesday prior to each potluck, attendees will digitally submit a side
dish recipe, which will be exchanged with their fellow attendees via socially distanced
porch dropoff by the FixaPlate team, that Thursday.
● Receive your fixins. FixaPlate will drop off a basket of Gran’s Biscuits to each attendee.
Biscuits will be made in strict observance of Covid-19 protocols. You’ll also be provided
with a list of conversation topics to help guide the virtual potluck discussion.
● Cook and sign on. Each virtual potluck will host 6-9 households, pods, or individuals.
You or your group will gather safely via your chosen internet-enabled device. We’ll gather
and eat our meals together, enjoying each other’s company.

The Virtual Community Potluck is an extension of FixaPlate, a uniquely Charlottean immersive
theatrical experience created locally from scratch using devised theatre techniques centered on
community authorship and the lived experience that will debut this fall. FixaPlate is produced by
Mixed Metaphors Productions.

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

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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READ MORE

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”

...

READ MORE

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

...

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

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

...

READ MORE

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

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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