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

Oct
2
Sun
Learn About Sikhism with Mecklenburg Ministries @ Gurdwara Khalsa Darbar
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Calling all middle and high school youth (and the adults who work with them) to join us on a visit to the Sikh Gurdwara on Sunday, October 2 from noon to 2 PM.

We will learn about:
-The basics of Sikhism, one of the largest religions in the world

-Interact and meet Sikh middle and high schoolers

-Tour the Gurdwara

-Experience worship

-Enjoy a delicious lunch

Register HERE 

Oct
5
Wed
Stick Fly – a play by Lydia R. Diamond @ Johnson Theatre at Winthrop University
Oct 5 – Oct 9 all-day

The affluent, African-American LeVay family is gathering at their Martha’s Vineyard home for the weekend, and brothers Kent and Flip have each brought their respective ladies home to meet the parents for the first time.  Kent’s fiancée, Taylor, an academic whose absent father was a prominent author, struggles to fit into the LeVay’s upper-crust lifestyle.  Kimber, on the other hand, is a self-described WASP who works with inner-city school children, fits in more easily with the family.  Joining these two couples are the demanding LeVay patriarch, Joe, and Cheryl, the daughter of the family’s longtime housekeeper.  As the two newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege, long-standing family tensions bubble under the surface and reach a boiling point when secrets are revealed.

Wednesday Oct. 5 through Saturday Oct. 8 at 7:30pm
Sunday Oct. 9 at 2pm

Directed by Quentin Talley

Oct
6
Thu
Impact 704 Academy presented by Sustain Charlotte @ Camp North End - Gama Goat suite 200
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you looking to make a difference? Know you want to be more involved in local sustainability efforts? Good news! We have the perfect series for you!

Sustain Charlotte’s Impact 704 Academy is an educational series about sustainable, equitable, and resilient urban development in the Charlotte area.

Held at Camp North End, it consists of three sessions, each of which will include a presentation from speakers representing the city government, educational institutions, nonprofits and the private sector. Attendees will learn how to advocate for themselves and their communities. Each session will run for approximately two hours, which includes time for networking. Sustain Charlotte will provide light refreshments from Camp North End vendors.

When: 

Impact 704 Academy sessions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on:

  • October 6, 2022
  • November 10, 2022
  • December 15, 2022

Register here then earn your academy completion certificate by attending all three in-person sessions and completing a Take Action! mini-project within two months of the final session.   For more information and to register, please visit:
https://www.sustaincharlotte.org/impact_704_academy

 

Oct
7
Fri
Lakeview Neighborhood Alliance Fall Festival/Volunteer Cleanup Day @ Lakewood Neighborhood Alliance
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
We hope you’ll join CBI for this event and/or volunteer opportunity!

Lakewood Neighborhood Alliance is hosting another HUGE Volunteer Clean Up Day with the help of RAO Community Health and West Side Community Land Trust. The purpose of the day is to clean out the newly leased space (Former CMS School) that is located in Lakeview (3127 Kalynne St.). The former school building will serve as LNA’s future Home Office and Economic Mobility Hub/Co-op. A fall festival will follow the cleanup.

We are inviting you to be a part of this event. If you want to serve as a volunteer you are welcome to as well.  The link to register to volunteer: https://forms.gle/puKL2RXbhiTFFH887
The Clean Up Day will run from 4pm-7pm:
4pm-4:30pm – Registration/Welcome
4:30pm-5:30pm – Building Clean Up
5:30pm-7pm – Fall Festival/Care Village (Lunch is served, Community Partners engage with residents)
Oct
8
Sat
Legacy Fest @ Three Sisters Market
Oct 8 all-day
What is Charlotte’s legacy?
Come and experience the legacy of the West Boulevard Corridor with the West Boulevard Coalition and Mixed Metaphors Productions
Legacy Fest
Three Sisters Market @3smclt
2901 Romare Bearden Dr, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28209
Oct
11
Tue
The Growing Influence of Latinos on the Charlotte Area @ Charlotte Museum of History
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

According to the 2020 census, North Carolina’s Latino population grew by 40%, which was the most significant increase of any racial and ethnic group in the state.

“The Growing Influence of Latinos on the Charlotte Area” explores how this growth in the Latino population has reshaped North Carolina and the Charlotte region.

As part of Hispanic Heritage month, community representatives will discuss on Tuesday, October 11.

Confirmed panelists:

• Rocio Gonzalez, executive director of the Women’s Business Center of Charlotte

• José Hernandez-Paris, executive director of the Latin American Coalition

• Federico Rios, assistant director of the Office of Equity, Mobility and Immigrant Integration for the city of Charlotte

Moderators:

• Mike Collins, host of “Charlotte Talks”

• Hilda Gurdian, publisher & CEO of La Noticia

This is an EQUALibrium Live event, hosted by “Charotte Talks” and La Noticia.

The event is free but registration is required.

Oct
25
Tue
Taking Space Without Apology: A Women and Girls Leadership Cafe @ UNC-Charlotte, Barnhardt Student Activity Center
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Dr. Michelle Meggs (Women and Girls Research Alliance) and Rhonda Caldwell (Women’s Intercultural Exchange) for a World Café-style dialogue around the issues impacting the lives of women and girls in the Charlotte Metropolitan area.

These small, facilitated conversations support open dialogue, active engagement, and possibilities for action that produce transformative solutions to the challenges impeding the well-being of women and girls.

This event is open to grassroots community leaders, faculty researchers, civic partners, students, parents, healthcare providers, teachers, and non-profit leaders.

Please register by October 3rd. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The event starts at 9am with check-in registration starting at 8:30am.

Nov
4
Fri
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!

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

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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

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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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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

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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