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January 2017

Poverty: A History of Racial Exclusion

January 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Plaza United Methodist Church, 5600 The Plaza
Charlotte, NC 28215 United States
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Black Lives Matter Charlotte will host a free discussion of poverty and economic mobility at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Plaza United Methodist Church, 5600 The Plaza. Nikkea Wiler and CFCR Executive Director Bob Simmons, both with the Race Matters For Juvenile Justice leadership team will facilitate the presentation and discussion on “Poverty: A History of Racial Exclusion.” With the ultimate goal of defining a call to action to address the economic disparities by race, this conversation will provide a deeper understanding…

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March 2017

RMJJ Speakers Series: School to Prison Pipeline

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McClintock Middle School, 1925 Rama Road
Charlotte, NC 28211 United States
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The Speakers Bureau of Race Matters for Juvenile Justice (RMJJ)  has developed five modules aimed at increasing the community’s understanding of disparities and strategies to address disparate outcomes. The fourth of these presentations - The School to Prison Pipeline - will take place on March 15 at the McClintock Middle School in Charlotte.  The evening, which begins at 6:00 p.m., is open to the public. What is the school-to-prison pipeline? What factors contribute to the STPP? This community presentation examines the…

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Raise The Age Town Hall

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Children and Family Services Center, 601 East 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Town Hall meeting on HB 280 - Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act - legislation introduced that would "Raise the Age" of juvenile jurisdiction here in North Carolina from 15 to 17. Panelists: • The Honorable Regan Miller, Chief District Court Judge, Mecklenburg County •Andrew Murray, District Attorney, Mecklenburg County •Mujtaba Mohammed, Assistant Public Defender •Pat Cotham, Mecklenburg County Commissioner •Shamieka Dixon, MD, Pediatrician, Teen Health Connection The story is simple. North Carolina is one of two states in the US that automatically…

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April 2017

8th Annual Summer Experience Fair hosted by DSS

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Weeping Willow AME Zion Church, 2220 Milton Road
Charlotte, NC 28215 United States
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What will your kids be doing this summer?  Looking for some ideas? The Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services will host their 8th annual Summer Experience Fair. The Summer Experience Fair has something for everyone: • Summer Day Camp activities for children and teens • Free food and refreshments (while they last) • Representatives from Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation, YMCA, local camps, businesses and houses of worship • Community and educational resources • CEU approved Triple P parenting workshops…

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May 2017

RMJJ Community Presentation-What is White?

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth El, 5101 Providence Road
Charlotte, 28266 United States
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The Speakers Bureau of Race Matters for Juvenile Justice (RMJJ)  has developed five modules aimed at increasing the community’s understanding of disparities and strategies to address disparate outcomes. The fifth and final of these presentations - What is White?  - will take place on May 17 at the Temple Beth El/Silman Hall in Charlotte.  The evening, which begins at 6:00 p.m., is open to the public. Addressing racism is not just about understanding people of color; it also requires an…

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