In March, community leaders from Charlotte participated in a 2-day Divided Community Project Think Tank initiative in Chicago, Illinois hosted by The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
During the initiative, the Charlotte cohort participated, along with other community cohorts from Bloomington, IN, Indianapolis, IN, and Midwest City, OK, in a dialogue with civic leaders recognized as experts dealing with challenges addressing community division, facing potential or imminent civil unrest, and the aftermath. Constructively and collaboratively, they developed strategies to prepare for, address, or respond to the resident or official actions that polarize community members.
“We specifically developed strategies for our community, so we can effectively serve as a reliable resource to support the efforts of our community leaders and city leaders. We are excited about this opportunity and are looking forward to sharing more in the future.”
In the top right photo: Sherill Carrington, Jamie Kimble Foundation; Brittenay Causieestko-Lee, YWCA Central Carolinas; Dr. Shaun Ward, CMPD; Quentin Williams, Esq., D2C; Dr. Melvin Herring, JCSU; Rev. Dr. Jan Edmiston, Presbyterian of Charlotte; Astrid Chirinos, YMCA; and Braxton Winston, City Councilman