Thomas Negri of Nashville, Tenn., a long-time advocate of diversity, inclusiveness and opportunity for immigrants and refugees, will deliver UNC Charlotte’s annual Levine Lecture Wednesday, March 2, 2016, on Immigration Integration and Inclusiveness.
The 2016 Levine Lecture, held at the Levine Museum of the New South (200 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202), will focus on political, cultural, economic and social dynamics related to Latinos in our community and other communities throughout the South. What are southern cities doing in relation to this growing Latino community? What kind of political postures are communities taking in relation to this diverse group, some of whom may not have legal documentation?
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6:00 p.m. and a reception at 7:00 p.m. Attendees can also visit the Museum's engaging NUEVOlution Exhibit before the Lecture. The event is open to the public without charge, but RSVPs are requested. Complimentary parking is available in the 7th Street Station parking deck. Please bring your parking ticket to the museum for validation.
Negri was the interim director of the Nashville Metro Human Relations Commission. Additionally, he was founding chairperson of the Nashville for All of Us Integration Initiative and worked to defeat a 2009 English Only initiative. Professionally, Negri served as a board member of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and was the managing director of Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, where he was responsible for managing day-to-day operations and development of the hotel and adjacent office building complex.