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Unity in Community North Mecklenburg hosting John Lewis Day of Action Rally Wednesday

July 15. On Wednesday, July 17, Unity in Community North Mecklenburg is hosting a John Lewis National Day of Commemoration and Action event on the four-year mark of the passing of Rep. John Lewis, joining more than 80 events nationwide. During the event, they will call on Congress to pass legislation to protect the freedom […]

WFAE’s EQUALibrium Awards honor race and equity work

April 10. Nominations for WFAE’s EQUALibrium Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions in advancing issues of race and equity within the community, close this Friday. Emerging leaders (less than five years), established leaders and institutions will be honored at a gala May 8 in the following categories: Arts & Culture Business/Organization Education Government Health Care Social […]

Unity in Community large group meeting is April 20

March 22. Unity in Community North Mecklenburg will hold its quarterly large group meeting from 10 am to noon April 20 at the Davidson united Methodist Church Chapel at 302 S. Main. The theme is Rally for Action: Be inspired! Feel empowered! Take action! Quotable “If you question whether or not your vote matters. If […]

Unity in Community meets Saturday

Jan. 26. Unity in Community, a diverse, community-based nonprofit organization that works toward racial equity, will review the past year’s progress in North Mecklenburg. Additionally, they are looking for ideas about the role UiC can play in the year ahead. The meeting takes place from 10 am to noon at the Davidson United Methodist Church’s […]

LGBTQ community discussion Oct. 21

Oct. 6 Against a backdrop of increasing attacks on the LGBTQ+ community, there will be a Community Discussion at Davidson United Methodist Church Chapel with Rev. Sonja Lee and others in the LGBTQ+ community. Lee, who has had a hand in shaping churches across the Mecklenburg County area, is the founder of the Lionel Lee […]

Lotus Belly Dancers represent the Egyptian culture

Cain Park’s first event ever is ‘Festival of Cultures’ on Saturday

Oct. 5. The Cornelius Festival of Cultures will be held this Saturday at Cain Park, just outside the Cain Center for the Arts. The event, which is the first to be held at the pocket park, will showcase more than a dozen local cultures. There will be art and craft vendors and live performances, as […]

performance of Breach of Promise will be Feb. 24 at the Cain Center for the Arts.

‘Breach of Peace’ performance is Friday at Cain Center

Feb. 22. There will be a performance of “Breach of Peace: Stories of the Freedom Riders of 1961” this Friday at the Cain Center for the Arts. Based on true accounts of surviving participants of the Freedom Rides as well as many other individuals involved in the early struggle for African-American equality. In 1961, Jean […]

black history month

Celebrating Black History Month with County Park and Rec

Feb. 7. There are many ways you can explore this part of American history in Mecklenburg County during Black History Month. Know Your History The program will empower youth to learn more about their past, learn about leaders who are not mentioned in mainstream media, and introduce them to different African Americans who have made […]

A note of thanks from Unity in Community

Feb. 6. [Letter to the editor] It is hard to overstate the gratitude felt by the board and supporters of Unity in Community for the support that we received from local businesses, churches, and civic leaders as we celebrated our fifth anniversary on January 28. We have spent the past five years challenging systemic racism through […]

UiC celebrates five years and friends are invited

Jan. 11. Unity in Community North Meck will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a party for friends and family on Saturday, Jan. 28. There will be food, entertainment, games and more to recognize the milestone and celebrate five years of fellowship and friendship, social justice protests and community support, and eduction and action. The event […]