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. 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.
In June of 2018 the Greenspon Center hosted a panel on the upcoming UDO (Unified Development Ordinance) with Taiwo Jaiyeoba, Catherine Monroe and Josh Matrin. Watch the video here.
In the Fall of 2018 over 130 congregants and clergy participated in the workshop “Faith In Housing” to hear from congregations who are creating affordable housing. Watch the ten-minute video recap here.
Use your Voice to Create Change
The second step to change is action.
As part of our 2019 agenda, the Stan Greenspon Center is moving from education to action in the following three areas:
We invite you to join us on this journey.