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MeckMin community dialogue continues Monday at Johnson C. Smith University

From left, Tim Johnson of Charlotte and Tracie Watson of Charlotte participated in MeckMin’s first “We Need to Talk” gathering, last month in Belk Chapel at Queens University of Charlotte. The discussions, launched in the wake of the Charleston shootings, are continuing every Monday night through August 31. The next one is Monday, July 13, at Johnson C. Smith University.
From left, Tim Johnson of Charlotte and Tracie Watson of Charlotte participated in MeckMin’s first “We Need to Talk” gathering, last month in Belk Chapel at Queens University of Charlotte. The discussions, launched in the wake of the Charleston shootings, are continuing every Monday night through August 31. The next one is Monday, July 13, at Johnson C. Smith University. rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

The latest “We Need to Talk” – a continuing community dialogue launched in the wake of the Charleston shootings – will be held at 7 p.m. July 13 at Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Road.

Sponsored by MeckMin, an interfaith group with about 100 member congregations, the talks so far have centered on race, change, and healing. The 90-minute gatherings have included small group discussions and microphone time for those who want to share their thoughts with the larger audience.

The conversations will continue every Monday night through Aug. 31 and alternate between sites in west Charlotte and Myers Park.

This Monday: Johnson C. Smith University’s Mary Joyce Taylor Crisp Student Union – Grimes Lounge. Next Monday (July 20): Oxford Hall at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place. Tim Funk

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