Advocacy Initiatives Making Strides

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During the past month, The Greenspon Center has made amazing strides in the area of Social Justice. We led a coalition of advocacy groups that reshaped the affordable housing framework to help those with the least financial resources find housing and to protect more tenants from skyrocketing rents and displacement. We celebrated that victory and moved on to the next step: “Faith in Housing”. The Greenspon Center Housing Advocacy team recognized the need to provide space and time for congregations of faith to gather and share how they are working on this issue. On November 1st at 7:00pm at the Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church, any and all congregations working to ensure affordable housing in Charlotte are welcome to come and brainstorm solutions and next steps. This is an exciting time in Charlotte and the Greenspon Center is proud to be part of it!

“From Marches to Movements: Foundations of Social Change” is a seven-week program designed to provide those who marched in protest with tools to continue the fight for justice. The Program opens on Monday, October 8, at 6:30 pm, with a lesson on the foundations of social justice. It provides background and context to those who want to build strong communities where every voice is not only heard but thoughtfully considered. The next six sessions are also held on Mondays, October 15 – November 19. Each session offers vital information on every aspect involved in not only creating socially just communities, but in maintaining those communities; the role of law in social change, community organizing, rhetorical strategies of social movements, digital communication, and moving forward.

When the sessions are finished, the work has only begun! Rather than wait for the next protest, participants will gather in churches, community centers, coffee houses, and individual homes to strategize and implement steps for lasting change in Charlotte. People who have been working in isolation on social issues will now work together, their impact strengthened by increased support and resources. Charlotte will move forward. And when the next march emerges, Charlotte will be more ready than ever!

This program is co-sponsored with Faith in Public Life.

To register click here.

To download and share a flyer about this program with friends click here.

For more information, please contact Donna Tarney,

[Photo by Isaiah Rustad]

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