A Community Dialogue on Race in Charlotte, June 7


Join Fannie Flono, The Honorable Harvey B. Gantt, The Reverend Dr. Paul Hanneman, Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs, Oliver Merino, Amy Hawn Nelson, and The Reverend Ollie V. Rencher for a conversation to examine racial justice, equity, and community through the lens of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me. Tuesday, June 7, 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

Reflecting on schools, housing, policing, health, poverty, jobs, economic mobility, and commercial development in a growing Charlotte, how do we build an inclusive, just, flourishing, and beloved community for all of our residents?

Parking available in the TransAmerica Building garage at 401 North Tryon; bring ticket to St. Peter’s for free validation.

About The Panelists

Fannie Flono is a former Associate Editor at the Charlotte Observer and author of “Thriving In The Shadows: The Black Experience In Charlotte And Mecklenburg County.”
The Honorable Harvey B. Gantt is a former Mayor of Charlotte, former member of Charlotte City Council, and retired from architectural practice with Gantt Huberman Architects.
The Reverend Dr. Paul Hanneman is a community consultant, spiritual director, and former Program Director of Urban Ministry Center.
Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs is a freelance consultant in organizational development and volunteer with several community nonprofit organizations including OneMeck.
Oliver Merino is Latino New South Coordinator at the Levine Museum of the New South.
Amy Hawn Nelson is a community-engaged researcher based at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
The Reverend Ollie V. Rencher is Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church with ministry experience that includes initiatives related to equity, reconciliation, and justice matters.
Dialogue Facilitator Chuck Wynder is The Episcopal Church’s Missioner for Social Justice and Advocacy Engagement. Based in Charlotte, Wynder consults with organizations, leaders, and communities to assist in building capacity, enhancing effectiveness, and aligning vision and mission. He is a Candidate for Holy Orders and will be ordained on June 4 in Massachusetts.

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