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Two Communities at a Crossroads: Latinos and African Americans in Charlotte

October 21, 2015 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

How do Latinos and African Americans in Charlotte get along? Since they often live near each other and deal with similar issues, do they discuss such matters? Or do the respective communities remain primarily to themselves? The answers vary, depending on who’s answering the questions.

To get a better sense of how these communities deal with these and other questions, UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee will convene a panel discussion at 6:30 on Wednesday, October 21, at the Palmer Building, 2601 East Seventh Street, Charlotte.

Food trucks will be available with food for purchase starting at 5:30.

Presenters for the Panel Include:

Raquel Lynch (moderator for the event), Chief Program Officer, Crisis Assistance Ministry;  Owen Furuseth, Associate Provost, UNC Charlotte, and Principal Investigator for the City of Charlotte Neighborhood Quality of Life Studies; Brisa Urquieta de Hernandez, Project Manager, Department of Family Medicine, Carolinas HealthCare System; Adriana Galvez Taylor, specialist on immigration rights; and Janeen Bryant, former Vice President of Education at Levine Museum of the New South, now with Leadership for Educational Equity.

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Parking is free at the Palmer Building.