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Community Event: Visit the food court at Northlake Mall at 8 a.m. Wednesday for a monthly health and wellness event presented by LiveWell Carolinas. Details: 704-494-2237.


Networking event: The Derita Business Association Breakfast will take place at 9 a.m. Thursday at Maria's Grill, 2801 W. Sugar Creek Road. Details: Bernie Samonds, 704-806-3813.

On Campus

Listen and learn: Get tickets to hear CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien's lecture, "Diversity: On TV, Behind the Scenes and in Our Lives."

It will start at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Student Union multipurpose room, 9201 University City Blvd.

Tickets are free for UNC Charlotte students, $10 for faculty and staff members and $15 general admission. Call 704-687-4949 or visit https://www.ticketre


On the silver screen: See the critically acclaimed documentary "Warrior Champions: From Baghdad to Beijing" at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Union Movie Theater, 9201 University City Blvd.

The film follows four American soldiers who were wounded during the Iraq War as they go on to compete in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.

In conjunction with the film, Crossroads Charlotte has issued a Twitter challenge to collect stories of individuals who have overcome challenges. Tweet a story of hope and triumph to #courageUNCC.