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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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March Madness Mixer for Kids – Young Ambassadors

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tin Roof, Epicentre - 210 E. Trade Street
Charlotte, NC United States
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Please join the Young Ambassadors Group for an evening of college basketball, $5.00 drink specials, pick-‘em games and great fellowship. The first 50 attendees will receive a free drink ticket. It all goes to support the work and mission of Council for Children's Rights, Proceeds this year will be used to purchase duffel bags for our child clients who often move through the foster care system and don't have anything in which to put their few belongings. Tin Roof / Epicentre…

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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

First Wed – Special Ed Conflict Resolution

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Children and Family Services Center, 601 East 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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Spec Ed Training

Topic: Special Education Conflict Resolution – Options for When You Disagree with the School System Feel like your child’s IEP is not being followed? Disagree with the school about your child’s placement or amount of special education services? Not sure what to do about it? Sometimes advocating for your child at an IEP meeting may not be enough to resolve disagreements with the school system. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides several ways to resolve conflicts that may…

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Charlotte Wine and Food Weekend 2017

April 20 - April 21

The Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend has traditionally been held every other  year – but they are mixing it up a little and offering some great events on this “off” year. Thursday will feature a number of restaurant & wine pairing dinners featuring world-world-renowned wineries paired with some of the best local cuisine.  Guest will enjoy a four-course meal prepared by a local celebrity chef paired with exquisite wines.  Various locations. Big Bottles & Blues on Friday is a casual…

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