Two Communities at a Crossroads: Latinos and African Americans in Charlotte

Please join UNC Charlotte and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee for a community conversation on Wednesday, Oct. 21, about the relationship between the Latino and the African-American communities in Charlotte. The communities often face similar circumstances, but do they talk with one another about them? 

The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmer Building (formerly known as Fireman's Hall) at 2601 East Seventh Street. The event is open to the public without charge, but registration is requested: register here. Complimentary parking is available at the Palmer Building, and food trucks with food for purchase will be parked there beginning at 5:30 for the convenience of attendees.  

This is the second in a series of community discussions led by UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South that will examine Latinos and the New South and will engage Levine Museum of the New South's new exhibit, ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South

Raquel Lynch, Chief Program Officer, Crisis Assistance Ministry, will moderate the discussion. She will be joined by Owen Furuseth, Associate Provost, UNC Charlotte, and Principal Investigator for the City of Charlotte Neighborhood Quality of Life Studies; Brisa Urquieta de Hernandez, Project Manager, Department of Family Medicine, Carolinas HealthCare System; Adriana Galvez Taylor, attorney and specialist on immigration rights, and Janeen Bryant of Leadership for Educational Equity.

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