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June is National Gun Violence Awareness Month

June 2. As unbelievable as it is that there is a need to designate a month to this tragic reality, it is also an opportunity for awareness and action, says Unity in Community. Wear Orange—today, June 2 to Sunday, June 4—is a national movement to bring awareness and show solidarity in a visible way. “Find […]

Sanctuary_pandemonium - Sharon Dowell

Survivor artists seek healing from trauma of domestic and sexual assault through art

April 12. Artist Meredith Connelly of Cornelius is the curator of the UNBOUND exhibition of more than 50 works from assault survivors at Charlotte Art League. Connelly has dedicated herself to answer these questions: How do you give voice to …? How do you elicit conversation on …? How do you create understanding about experiences […]

Retiring Police Chief Penny Dunn

Chief Dunn: Hate Has No Place in Davidson

March 25. This was written by Penny Dunn, chief of police in Davidson, in response to the shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, Colo: Often, we pause for a moment when we see violent events happening in other parts of the United States and then continue on with our lives, believing terrible things do not happen […]