To kick off Black History Month, a local therapist has started a program to benefit local Black artists.
After hearing the struggles of a Black creative, Jacqueline Currie created “Charlotte Renaissance: An Urban Revival,” a month-long art pop-up event to display (and sell) the works of local Black artists at local restaurants.
Both events will feature original artwork by Leon S. Parker, Ajané William and Azjah Stallings.
The artwork will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, with all proceeds going to the artists. Once artwork is purchased, the artists will have 48 hours to create a new piece to be displayed at the restaurants.
Mecklenburg County will announce a mental health initiative in partnership with the Steve Smith Family Foundation, Alliance Health and Daymark Recovery Services. The Behavioral Health Urgent Care (BHUC) facility will be a first-of-its-kind in Mecklenburg County, officials say. Watch it live starting at 9 a.m.
Sarah Stevenson Tuesday Forum (formerly Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum): This virtual event will host leaders of She Built This City, a local nonprofit that encourages women of all ages to learn construction trade skills.
Stop the Violence Workshop-Restoring our Community: This course provides an introduction to gun violence, analyzing cause and effects, intervention programs and community solutions. This event will be at the Keith Family YMCA at 6 p.m.