Upcoming Events

April 25 Idea Summit Anti-Sex Trafficking – Click here to go to event page and RSVP – there are still a few spaces available

  • May 28 Annual Meeting at the YWCA – CMS School Superintendent Ann Clark is keynote speaker

 Upcoming Community Event

May 5 – “A Dream Again Deferred”

School desegregation is an issue that has long been of interest to the local League of Women Voters and members were instrumental in desegregation in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Two current LWVC-M members are actively involved in the May 5 event, Betty Chafin Rash and Amy Hawn Nelson, and it would be great for other League members to come out an support this issue.
The program features former Charlotte Observer reporter and author Frye Gaillard discussing his book The Dream Long Deferred.  The books chronicles our community’s struggle in the 1960’s and 70’s over school desegregation and the ultimate coming together on a plan that won universal acceptance.  We think it is important to tell that story – when Charlotte became the national model for successful school integration though cross-town busing – and contrast it with the situation as it exists today.
UNC Charlotte researcher and Social Capital Institute Director Amy Hawn Nelson will be presenting information on the rather dramatic re-segregation of CMS as described in a recent Observer article. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/education/article17147018.html  Our hope is that the presentations and subsequent conversations will help inform the development of a new pupil assignment plan to be approved in 2016.

This is not a League sponsored event so to RSVP, please go to: http://oeo.uncc.edu/upcoming-events/calendar/dream-again-deferred/registration-dream-again-deferred.

If you need additional information, please email Betty Chafin Rash at bettychafinrash@aol.com.

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