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 invites the community to come and learn how to make lasting social change in Charlotte and the surrounding area.
In the Fall of 2016, 130 Charlotteans and Queens students participated in a Refugee Advocacy training program. Sessions included academic or professional presentations sharing potential pathways for advocacy. View the videos and blogs 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.
In June of 2018, the Greenspon Center hosted a panel on the Unified Development Ordinance with civic and community leaders. Watch the video here.
In the Fall of 2019 the Greenspon Center held the "Marches to Movements: Tools of Social Change" education series for more than 50 social justice leaders. Also in the Fall of 2019, over 130 congregants/clergy participated in our "Faith In Housing" workshop to learn from congregations creating affordable housing. Watch the brief video here.
Join us in the Fall of 2019 for the Call to Action: Criminal Justice Education Series. Find more information here.
Use your Voice to Create Change
The second step to change is action.
As part of our 2020 agenda, the Stan Greenspon Center is moving from education to action in the following four areas:
Democracy is not a spectator sport. Get in the game to boost voter turnout by writing postcards at home during September 2020. Postcards, scripts, stamps, addresses, even correction fluid pens, are all provided. Learn more here. Sign up here.
We invite you to join us on this journey.