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March 2017

Raise The Age Town Hall

March 30, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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October 2017

Hidden in Plain Sight: Exposing the Cost of Racism

October 30, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Crown Plaza Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217 United States
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Race Matters for Juvenile Justice is hosting its second annual conference.   The day-long event will include featured speaker Ramona Brant as well as facilitated conversations around change in 14 different community systems. The conference, which will run from 8:00 a.m. till 4:30 pm on October 30, will convene dynamic leaders across systems to discuss the overt and covert costs of racism within our Community and to collaborate to provide viable strategies for change. The conference will include presenters from…

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February 2018

RMJJ Speakers Series: Implicit Bias Part 1

February 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28210 United States
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Race Matters for Juvenile Justice (RMJJ) will host a series of monthly presentations on a variety of topics that address racial disparities and offer strategies for change.  These presentations are designed to build awareness and foster dialogue and shared understanding. The  second presentation in the series for 2018 will be "Implicit Bias, Part 1" and will be held on February 15, 2018 at the Tyvola Senior Center. Presentations are free and all are welcome to attend. Council for Children's Rights is…

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