Social Justice Update

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There are many way for you to stay connected with the Greenspon Social Justice initiatives.

The CharMeck Responds Coalition – How to get help and how to help others 

The Stan Greenspon Center and Queens University have joined a community coalition, CharMeck Responds Coalition, in order to create a unified response to the COVID-19 Crisis.

This coalition is made up of many faith partners, nonprofits, businesses, and other community organizations that are committed to making sure all the members of our community are cared for during this unprecedented time. Our coalition is working under the leadership of the Department of Emergency Management. The Greenspon Center and Queens University have specifically signed up to help support Sedgefield Middle School, a school with which Queens University has a longstanding partnership.  We will keep you informed of pressing needs.

You can find information on the CharMeck Responds Coalition at

  • If someone you know needs support, the “resources” page has the most updated information on critical issues ranging from food and hunger, to emergency financial aid, to housing, and small business, non-profit and congregational resources.
  • If you want to serve, the website has opportunities both for volunteerism and for opportunities for directing your financial resources to those who need it most.

To stay informed and learn more about the Stan Greenspon Center and Queens connection to the CharMeck Responds Coalition, please email:

Brooklyn Restorative Justice

While it has always been our vision to advocate for broad restorative justice initiatives, our early actions were centered around Brooklyn Village.  The listening sessions (at Little Rock AME Zion and First United Methodist Church) revealed a deeper truth — a truth that is being exposed during this pandemic. The Upward Mobility struggle has left many minority Charlotteans hopeless and traumatized. Going forward we will embrace the mission of Restorative Justice for all of Charlotte, keeping the upward mobility crisis on the consciousness of those in power in Charlotte. The recovery, after this pandemic has subsided, needs to be strategic with the upward mobility struggle in mind. The history of Brooklyn and Second Ward should serve as the historical backdrop of the current suffering. To get engaged with our work on restorative justice (#RESTORATIVEJUSTICECLT), please contact Dr. Willie Keaton, our Justice Organizer.

Affordable Housing Advocacy

We are working to address the impending eviction crisis recognizing the needs of both landlords and tenants.  For more information contact Rabbi Judy,

Photo by Nathan Dumlao.

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