Editorial: The Fierce Urgency of Now

Editorial: The Fierce Urgency of Now

by Bob Simmons Today, and each year on this day, we celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a national holiday. When America remembers Dr. King, we do well to recall the dreams he expressed at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, a century after...

Sponsorship and Benefits

  Corporate sponsorship is a vital part of helping maintain Council for Children’s Rights’ ability to protect the legal and human rights of children. Last year alone, corporate sponsorships from friends like you helped provide 1,855 children with the legal...
Human Trafficking – Too Close To Home

Human Trafficking – Too Close To Home

An Interview with IAT Director Heather Johnson  Sex trafficking is a growing problem and children are among its biggest victims. Unfortuantely, Charlotte is a particularly attractive location to those who profit from such exploitation.  Our work at Council for...
Area Groups Launch Race, Culture & Opportunity Series

Area Groups Launch Race, Culture & Opportunity Series

Covenant Presbyterian Church, CN Jenkins Presbyterian Church and the Women’s Inter-cultural Exchange will host a series of multi-cultural community dialogues at Covenant intended to elevate the voices of diverse Charlotteans.   The series, “Race, Culture and...
Council responds on Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Council responds on Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

Council ED Bob Simmons wrote in response to the Charlotte Observer article, Mecklenburg jailers hold some teens in solitary confinement. Critics call that torture.  An edited version of his letter to the editor appeared in the January 6th edition of the paper.  We...

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