The public is invited to attend a discussion that asks the question: “Can We Talk About Living Together in a Divided Community?”

The June 30 event is co-sponsored by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee, the Community Building Initiative and Mecklenburg Ministries. Participants will include Mayor Anthony Foxx and Mecklenburg Commissioners Chair Jennifer Roberts.

Additional concerns and questions to be addressed include:

  • Do you think we live in a divided community? What do you point to as evidence? What divisions do you see? Where are the dividing lines?
  • If yes, why and how does that affect your ability to advocate or work for change? How does it impact the ability of elected officials to lead?
  • Who do you trust? Why? What would make a difference?
  • When times are difficult – or when tough decisions are made – how can we work in a way that unites rather than divides us?

Over the past three years, the sessions have attracted more than 1,500 people.

The inaugural session was held in 2009 at Little Rock AME Zion Church, followed by a 2010 session at Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2010
Time: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church (1117 South Boulevard)
Cost: FREE

To RSVP for this event, contact Willie Ratchford at 704.336.2195 or

Got news to share with Qcity readers? Email us at
Sign up for our weekly email newsletter below

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *