Author, thinker and civil rights leader John M. Perkins will lead a Jan. 17 discussion on ways Charlotte can improve opportunity and address inequality in our inner city neighborhoods. Qcitymetro editor Glenn H. Burkins will moderate
January is alway a busy month in the Qcity. In addition to the city’s traditional MLK breakfast, we’ve listed four other fantastic events you’ll want to attend.
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McCrorey YMCA MLK Holiday Breakfast
Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S College St.
Now in it’s 24th year, this year’s MLK breakfast will include guest speaker Pamela R. Lue-Hing, author of “Pink Slip to POWERHOUSE: 12 Steps to Next.” Lue-Hing has lived in Charlotte for 12 years and is active in a host of organizations, including the Young Black Leadership Alliance (YBLA). More info
An Evening with Dr. John M. Perkins
First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, 200 West Trade St.
Join the Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition for an evening with one of America’s most respected civil rights and community-development leaders to learn how Charlotte can improve opportunity and address inequality in our inner city neighborhoods. More info
Charlotte NORMAL: January Public Meeting
200 E. 36th St, Charlotte, NC 28206
The Charlotte Regional chapter of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) supports the right of adults to use cannabis responsibly, whether for medical or personal purposes. More info
Connect with Culture Day
This annual Arts & Science Council event is your opportunity to explore arts and culture for free. New this year: Kick off Connect With Culture Day on Friday, with experiences at Clayworks, NoDa Brewing Company, Resident Culture Brewing and Lenny Boy Brewing. More info
Be Fearless Gospel Explosion
Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E Independence Blvd.
National gospel recording artist, evangelist and author Jekalyn Carr, along with contemporary gospel artist Jermaine Dolly and award-winning contemporary gospel singer LeJuene Thompson, will perform some of their greatest hits. More info