Things To Do

What Is Your Next Step?

Each of us has a part to play in building a more equitable and just Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

What can you do to build your knowledge, skills and courage?

WAKE UP

Open Your Eyes and Look Around

What inequities do you see?

INTERRUPT

Where Can You Make an Impact?

Make a commitment to using your points of influence to interrupt the status quo.

STEP UP

Find Your Passion and Act On It

 

Find courage to make a difference where it matters to you.

Community Events

Oct
28
Thu
Race Matters for Juvenile Justice 4th Biennial Conference- Race, Money and a Journey to Justice: Financial Disparities in Communities of Color
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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This year’s conference – Race, Money, and a Journey to Justice: Financial Disparities in Communities of Color – will explore the economic barriers that frequently lead to negative outcomes for youth and families of color in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

Representatives from 18 local organizations, including the Mecklenburg Clerk of Superior Courts, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, and the Council for Children’s Rights, will host concurrent sessions throughout the day to educate, inspire, and encourage systems and institutions to advance racial equity and reduce financial disparities.

Nov
23
Tue
The Art of Gratitude & The Heart of Healing: Meck Min’s Community-Wide Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In 1975, Rev. Dr. Sidney Freeman, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte and Rabbi Harold Krantzler of Temple Beth El came together to begin a tradition that embodied the beautiful tapestry of our area’s diverse religious community.  A Unitarian Universalist and a Reform Jew, they envisioned a Community-Wide Interfaith Thanksgiving Service that would encourage neighbors to practice gratitude in ways that would unite and transform our community. Today, we celebrate and honor Rev. Dr. Freeman and Rabbi Krantzler for their ability to see beyond the lines that too often create division within the human family. We continue to build upon their legacy by welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds as we come together in gratitude to celebrate diversity and pray for unity.

This year’s service, to be held virtually on Tuesday November 23 at 7 p.m., will be a beautiful, energetic celebration of the power of art, gratitude and healing in the midst of challenge and struggle. The service includes a food drive coordinated through Loaves & Fishes and an offering that supports MeckMIN and Crisis Assistance. We hope you’ll join us at this energizing celebration of community.

Recurring Events

“Unmasked” at the Harvey B. Gantt Center

Charlotte City Council Meetings

The Community Book Read

Find a Community Garden

It’s Time to STEP UP!

When we join together with a diverse group of people, voices and experiences, the differences that define us as individuals create synergy and energy. Our community is stronger when we each have the knowledge, skills and courage to work for change.

CBI Resources

Learn more about the resources that CBI provides as we work to increase both the understanding and advancement of equity in our community.

Get Involved

Play CBI’s NEW Game-“What’s in & On Our Ground: A Curiosity-Guided Tour of Charlotte-Mecklenburg”

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Join a CBI Virtual Equity Impact Circle

Join our next Virtual EIC: Thursdays from 8-9:30am, starting January 21st and ending February

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Explore the Library’s Race and Justice Resources

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Hear what our 2019 Stakeholders Breakfast Speaker, Anand Giridharadas, says about the stakes of our collective response to COVID-19

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Enjoy a take-out meal from a locally-owned restaurant

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Play CBI’s NEW Game-“What’s in & On Our Ground: A Curiosity-Guided Tour of Charlotte-Mecklenburg”

READ MORE

Join a CBI Virtual Equity Impact Circle

Join our next Virtual EIC: Thursdays from 8-9:30am, starting January 21st and ending February

READ MORE

Enjoy a take-out meal from a locally-owned restaurant

READ MORE

Explore the Library’s Race and Justice Resources

READ MORE

Hear what our 2019 Stakeholders Breakfast Speaker, Anand Giridharadas, says about the stakes of our collective response to COVID-19

READ MORE

Join a CBI Virtual Equity Impact Circle

Join our next Virtual EIC: Thursdays from 8-9:30am, starting January 21st and ending February

READ MORE

Share Things To Do

 

From thrilling community events to moving cultural experiences, Charlotte invites us to wake up,
interrupt, and step up in many ways. We’d love to hear what things you do!

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