Social Justice Initiatives
We Resolve to Root Out Extremism and Hatred
Giving voice to our own struggles, giving voice to the voiceless, and using our collective influence to create positive change for our Queens University community, the Charlotte community and beyond.
The Stan Greenspon Center works with the Queens community, congregations across the city, and the Charlotte community at large to support participants as they move from volunteerism to advocacy to creating systemic change in their areas of concern and passion. We support them in using their individual and collective voices to promote change on issues of human dignity and human rights.
The Stan Greenspon Center partners in dialogues and programs that increase understanding across lines of difference.
The first step to change is enlightenment.
Each year, the Stan Greenspon Center takes you back to school with an an eight week advocacy training program. In the fall of 2016, 130 Charlotteans and Queens students participated in a Refugee Advocacy training program. Each session included an academic or professional presentation and a dialogue on potential pathways for advocacy. Video recordings of and blog reflections on all the sessions can be found here.
In the fall of 2017, 200 Charlotteans participated in a Racial Justice training program offered in partnership with UNC-Charlotte and Johnson C. Smith University.
Use your Voice to Create Change
The second step to change is action.
As part of our 2018 agenda, the Stan Greenspon Center is moving from education to action in the following three areas:
- Affordable Housing
- Criminal Justice
- Immigrant Justice
We invite you to join us on this journey.