Social Justice Past Programs

Racial Justice and Reconciliation

  • On the Table: “The Legacy of Segregation and Its continued Impact” (Facilitated table conversations and dinner; part of city-wide program)
  • On the Table: ”Where Do I Belong?” – (Facilitated table conversations and dinner; part city-wide program)
  • “Selma” – (Film Night about civil rights marches for voting rights and dinner discussion with Rev. Keith Lane)
  • “Small Foot” – (Film night and dinner discussion with Parents Connect about how to love people different than us)
  • “Emanuel” – (Film Night, dinner, and discussion about the Charleston church shooting with Charlotte City Councilman Malcolm Graham)
  • America’s Two Viruses: COVID and Racism – (Zoom discussion and open congregation discussion)
  • “Shellshocked” – (Documentary and discussion about youth and gun violence with community activists Malcolm Graham and Billy Maddalon)
  • “The Loving Story” – (Documentary and discussion about landmark civil rights legalizing interracial marriage in all states with Rector Ollie Rencher)
  • “February One: the Story of the Greensboro Four” – (Documentary and discussion about lunch counter sit-ins with congregation and civil rights museum attendees)
  • “Tell Them We are Rising” – (Documentary about history of Black college and universities and panel discussion with JCSU president and community leaders)
  • “Vocabulary of Change” – (Film featuring Angela Davis and Tim Wise , dinner and discussion about intersectionality of social injustices)
  • “The Road to Brown” – (Documentary about the struggle to desegregate schools and discussion with CMS expert Amy Hawn Nelson)
  • MLK Parades on Tryon Street

Affordable Housing/Economic Disparities

  • “Sold Out;” Affordable Housing at Risk” – (Film Night with discussion)
  • Affordable Housing/Wealth Disparity and the Impact of Economic Mobility: How Did We Get Here and
  • Why is it so Difficulty to Solve – ( Sunday Forum with community activists Peter and Mary Kelly of Equitable Communities)
  • Homelessness in Charlotte: Who is Homeless, Why, and What Options are Available to Help – (Sunday Forum with Katie Upchurch of Urban Ministry Center)
  • Supportive Housing Communities – (Sunday Forum with Linda Miller, SHC Community Partnership Coordinator)
  • “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point” – (Film and panel discussion with Cornwell Center for Healthcare Justice)
  • Social Justice Holiday Outreach to Benefit Homeless Neighbors – (Shoe Distributions for 200 Homeless Guests in Partnership with Samaritan’s Feet)
  • Sheltering the Homeless – (Zoom forum with Randall Hitt, Chief Engagement Officer at roof Above; Deronda Metz, Director of Social Services at Salvation Army Center of Hope; and Brad GoForth, Executive Director of Samaritan House)

Assuring Democracy/Voting Rights

  • Census 2020 – ( Sunday Forum with Dr. Wilhelmenia Rembert, Census Partnership Specialist)
  • A Conversation with Mecklenburg County State Legislators; Policy-making During These Historic Times – (Zoom Forum with Reps. Becky Carney, Carla Cunningham, Brandon Lofton, and Mujtataba Mohammed)
  • Voter Education for 2020 Election –( Zoom Forum with former Rep Beverly Earle, Meck County Board of Education member and Kristin Mavromatis, BOE Public Information Manager)
  • Voice Your Vote – Workshop with First United Presbyterian Church and Democracy NC

Immigrant and Refugee Support

  • Crises at the Border: An Episcopal Perspective – (Sunday Forum with Alba Sanchez, Latin American Coalition Immigrant Welcome Center)
  • “The Hand that Feeds” – Film Night and discussion
  • “Made in LA” – Film Night and discussion

Gender Equality/Inclusion

  • PRIDE Parade march and booth
  • “Gen Silent” – Partnered with Novant Health for this community wide film screening and discussion about the aging LGBTQ members of our community
  • Provided a prepared dinner to the LGBTQ youth at Time Out Youth Center
  • AIDS Walk Charlotte