On March 30, 2019, we will use the arts to educate, inspire, and mobilize. From a Faith in Housing interfaith lunch to a keynote providing models for restorative justice in housing, to exploring the displacement caused by gentrification through the mediums of dance, theatre, and spoken word, to a community showcase with food truck and music, the day will bring artists, organizers, advocates, and community members together to share stories and explore solutions.
From April to June 2019, visual artists will exhibit their work centered on gentrification at NODA@28th Creative Arts Studios.
Sloane’s The Second City, a Brooklyn History Play will be presented June 20-22, 2019 at JCSU’s Arts Factory in the Black Box Theatre. The self-sustaining neighborhood of Second Ward, often called Brooklyn by residents, rose out of slavery, flourished for a century, and now lives in our stories and memories.
Through this interactive experience, Charlotteans will come together and be brought back in time to the Brooklyn neighborhood in the mid-20th Century to enjoy a lunch/dinner/bar experience. This event will take place in October 2019.
This program will bring together local and national experts to address the critical intersection of transportation and housing, explore the ways in which we have gone off track, and what is required for us to move forward.