Charlotteans have planned conversations, panels, a community dinner, a story circle, educational meetings and more as the city nears the anniversary of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on Sept. 20, 2016. Here’s a list; if you know of other events, please email email@example.com.
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6 p.m., South Tryon United Methodist Church fellowship hall (2516 S. Tryon St.; enter the side door). “A Story Circle on Safety.” Storytelling to explore the question of safety. From Co-Learning for Action Project (CLAP), which describes itself as an education project “dedicated to providing activities and space for ordinary Charlotte residents to engage with one another, critically reflect on the issues facing their communities, and take action together for social change. CLAP is based on a participatory model of learning that starts with personal experience and builds shared knowledge through group activities and dialogue.” Free. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-story-circle-on-safety-tickets-37770876709
7 p.m., 234 N. Sharon Amity Road. “Disrupting the Narrative with CLT Uprising.” Panel discussion. https://www.facebook.com/charlotteuprising/
6:30 p.m., Levine Museum of the New South. “Breaking Bread: CLT Uprising: One Year Later.” Panelists include Dianne English, Major Mike Campagna, Cache Heidel, Justin Perry, Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler. Part of a dinner and dialogue series in which “conversation around challenging community issues will be facilitated over a hearty dinner served family style.” Sold out; waiting list at http://www.museumofthenewsouth.org/learn/programs-events/breaking-bread-sold-out.
3 p.m., beginning in Marshall Park. “Faith in Action: Walk of Accountability.” Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice, with MeckMin, plan to walk to five sites significant during the protests: Marshall Park, CMPD headquarters, Hyatt House hotel, Omni Hotel and the Square at Trade and Tryon. Participants will pause at each to reflect; clergy will offer prayers and calls to action. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:45 p.m., McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square. WFAE’s Charlotte Talks: “A Public Conversation on Unrest in the Queen City.” Discussion of policing, activism and economic opportunity. Scheduled panelists: Robert Dawkins, Vicki Foster, Patrick Mumford, Toussaint Romain, Brenda Tindal, Nicholas Wharton, Ash Williams. Free. Details: https://goo.gl/Fooj1R.
8:30 p.m. 9400 Lexington Circle. Vigil for Keith Lamont Scott and Justin Carr. From Charlotte Uprising. https://www.facebook.com/charlotteuprising/
6:30 p.m., 1635 W. Trade St. People’s University. From Charlotte Uprising. Attendees may bring lawn chairs. https://www.facebook.com/charlotteuprising/
7 p.m., Knight Theatre. Gantt Symposium 2017: “A Conversation with Iyanla Vanzant.” Author, speaker and spiritual life coach Vanzant and former mayor Harvey Gantt will lead a public conversation described as addressing “the pain and necessary healing within the Charlotte community.” $20; http://www.ganttcenter.org/calendar/gantt-symposium-2017-a-conversation-with-iyanla-vanzant/
7 p.m., Hygge Coworking (809 W. Hill St.). “The Keith Scott Shooting One Year After.” Potluck dinner and discussion: “Where does Charlotte fit into the national conversation? What steps should we take next?” From New Culture Charlotte. Free. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/127288951214904/?active_tab=about
7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church (200 W Trade St.). “Charlotte: One Year Later” A worship service from about 15 area churches, described as a way “to reflect on the ways that our eyes have been opened to a reality of racism that has plagued our city.” Free parking; info at 704-332-5123.
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Little Rock AME Church (401 N. McDowell St.). A Day of Reflection and Commitment. From NAACP. An event “to inform, call to commitment and to perform. Workshops will be provided to attendees to share ways to better our community. City staff will share the Community Letter work and ask participants to consider becoming involved with various programs.”
Noon, 1635 W. Trade St. We Keep Us Safe Block Party. Bring lawn chairs. From Charlotte Uprising. https://www.facebook.com/charlotteuprising/
5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 program, McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square. “K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace Book Club: Carol Anderson.” From Levine Museum of the New South. The author wrote “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide.” $15; http://www.museumofthenewsouth.org/learn/programs-events/book-club.
6:30 p.m., Johnson C. Smith University, New Science Center Auditorium. Racial Justice Advocacy Program, Session 2. From the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice. Theme: “Race is Nothing, Race is Everything: Understanding the Inclusion Process.” Second in a series of eight, which concludes Nov. 16. $25 suggested registration for the series; http://www.stangreensponcenter.org/2017/08/08/racial-justice-advocacy-program/.