5 events this week

A facilitated discussion based on “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.” State of Black North Carolina Conference. HousingFest with Buddy Guy and Mavis Staples. More

WEDNESDAY

The New Jim Crow Spring Dialog Series
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, 2157 West Boulevard
A facilitated discussion based on Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Provocative dialogue of the African American experience from slavery to mass incarceration. More info.

Lunch With The League
Midwood International and Cultural Center, 1817 Central Ave.
Michael Dickerson, director of Mecklenburg’s Board of Elections, will offer a unique recap of the Tuesday primary results as well as updates on recent court cases and legislation that impact voting. Sponsored by League of Women Voters. More info.

2018 State of Black North Carolina Conference
Benton Convention Center, 301 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem
At this two-day conference, nearly three dozen panelists representing education, politics, economic development, fundraising, women’s empowerment and health will address issues impacting our communities. More info.

THURSDAY

HousingFest: Buddy Guy and Mavis Staples
Ovens Auditorium, 2700 East Independence Blvd
HousingFest is Urban Ministry Center’s concert to end homelessness in Charlotte. Don’t miss two of the music industry’s all-time greats. More info.

FRIDAY

Mental Health First Aid (Youth)
Airport Training Center, 5039 Airport Center Parkway, Building K – Room 10
Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) offers a free, eight-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of suicide, mental illness and substance use disorders. More info.

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