Charlotte Talks Presents A Public Conversation

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Charlotte finds itself in a unique moment: Many of its top political and civic leaders are African-American. The city’s first African-American female mayor was elected last fall, a year after the first African-American city manager was hired. The first African-American district attorney was sworn in this winter, and African-Americans also lead the police department, school board, transit system and planning department. At a time when many of the city’s biggest problems center on inequities along racial lines, it seems like an historic opportunity. WFAE’s Charlotte Talks gathers some of these leaders to talk about their visions on building an inclusive city.

Confirmed Panelists (subject to change):
• Vi Lyles, Mayor of Charlotte
• Marcus Jones, Charlotte City Manager
• Kerr Putney, Chief of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
• Spencer Merriweather, Mecklenburg County District Attorney

Hosts – Charlotte Talks’ Mike Collins and Qcitymetro’s Glenn Burkins

(Attendees should be seated by 6:45 p.m. for the live broadcast.)
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
345 N. College Street, Charlotte, NC
Start Time
7:00 pm
End Time
8:30 am
Event Category