Food for Thought: 6 Charlotte events to stimulate your thinking

From discussions about gun violence to discussions on matters of faith, these are some events you should consider this month.

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Tuesday, March 6

What Does God Want? Who Speaks For God?
Temple Beth El, 5101 Providence Rd
Dr. Rodney Sadler, president of Mecklenburg Ministries and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Biblical Archaeology, will explore how faith communities balance the tension between adherence to core religious text and adapting to a changing world. More info.


Friday, March 9

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Upward Mobility Town Hall
PBS Charlotte Studios, 3242 Commonwealth Avenue
PBS Charlotte will host a panel of civic and community leaders who will discuss Charlotte’s economic mobility problem. The community is invited to weigh in and help shape this conversation. If you can’t be there, you may email questions for our panelists at carolinaimpact@wtvi.orgMore info.


Saturday, March 10

REPURPOSED: An Upcycled Fashion Show + Auction — from ‘junk to jewels’
Warehouse 242, 2307 Wilkinson Boulevard
Several local designers have been tasked to create ‘treasures’ out of ‘trash’ during this innovative showcase. This event benefits a local, environment-friendly nonprofit, so come prepared to bid on your favorite runway pieces–knowing that they are one of a kind. More info.


Saturday, March 10

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Getting Real About Gun Violence
Mayfield Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, 700 W. Sugar Creek Rd. Charlotte, NC
This summit will begin with a panel conversation followed by Q&A. Bring your questions and your ideas. Panelists will include the Rev. Sharon Washington Risher, whose mother was killed at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 17, 2015. More info.


Thursday, March 15

Habitat Charlotte’s “Building Futures Symposium on Affordable Housing”
CPCC’s Dale F. Halton Theatre, 1206 Elizabeth Ave.
Keynote speaker Dr. Tererai Trent from Zimbabwe is an internationally renowned scholar, humanitarian, educator and motivational speaker. Oprah Winfrey named Trent as her “all-time favorite guest.” Her recently published book, “The Awakened Woman,” was recognized in the 2018 NAACP Image Awards as an Outstanding Literary Work. More info.


Thursday, March 15

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Tackling Illiteracy: Building Reading Proficiency Empowers Low-Income Students
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E. Morehead StreetJoin Munro Richardson, executive director of Read Charlotte for a discussion on the importance of literacy. “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope,” former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan once said. “It is a tool for daily life in modern society.” More info.


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