Join us for our Fall Social Justice Series titled “What is the journey from systemic racism to truth and reconciliation?”
Tuesday Evenings, September 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Belk Chapel, Queens University of Charlotte, co-sponsored by the Coalition for Truth and Reconciliation, QC Family Tree, and The Stan Greenspon Center.
Systemic racism goes beyond individuals to our community and our country — reflecting centuries of policies and practices that have blocked certain members of society from generational wealth and the “American dream.” Our fall series will bring civic leaders and social justice experts together to share their perspective on the dynamics of systemic racism and how we can create a pathway to equality and equity, which will result in reconciliation.
Week One 9/6 – The Context of Systemic Racism, Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Our first session will explore systemic racism in the broader context on a national level. Where is it rooted? What harm has it caused?
Week Two – Systemic Racism A Local Perspective, Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Utilizing the report identifying the systemic harm caused by Mecklenburg County Government over the last 154 years (as was revealed in the May 2021 Systemic Racism in Mecklenburg Report), we will focus on the local harm in the areas of politics, law enforcement and justice, education, and infrastructure and service provision.
Week Three – The Church and Systemic Racism, Tuesday, September 20, 2022
While the church is not specifically mentioned in the County report, the evidence of systemic racism in Charlotte is clear from reports on the destruction of communities like Brooklyn. Where was the harm? What is required of the faith community today?
Week Four – Reparations, Tuesday, September 27, 2022
While many use the terms reparations, there is often a lack of clarity to its meaning. What are reparations and what is not? Do equity investments move our community along the path to reconciliation?
This program is open and free to the public. Coffee and cookies generously donated by Chartwells at Queens University.
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