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Holiday Party

The LWVCM celebrated at its annual holiday party!

We collected new, unwrapped children's books for the CMPD, and this year we've added another giving opportunity: a 50/50 raffle. Half of the proceeds went to Hurricane Florence relief efforts and half to the lucky winner of the drawing.

We are happy our members joined us for this holiday buffet luncheon as we celebrated the joyous season, another successful year of voter advocacy and education, and our League's bounty of new members.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 11:30am until 2:00pm League Office

Community Book Discussion about Charlotte's Affordable Housing Issues

The LWVCM is sharing an opportunity with you to join a community book discussion about Charlotte's affordable housing issues. We encourage all to read The Color of Law and to register for the Community Book Read. An open community discussion with Richard Rothstein will take place:

Monday, January 28 from 7 - 9pm at First Baptist Church-West, 801 Oaklawn Ave., Charlotte.

Richard Rothestein, author of The Color of Law, will lead a panel discussion to explore the government's role in creating segregated communities, and the public policy positions that are still informed by the mistakes of the past. The author's goal is to initiate informed community conversations that may provide a foundation for better public and private policies. No one should be forced out of their community because of unjust and outdated housing practices.

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 has proven woefully inadequate for many of our residents who face ongoing discrimination. We see it in our neighborhoods. We see it in the massive wealth gap between white and black families. In the U.S., African American families have only 10% of the wealth that white families have. This disparity to due almost entirely to laws that deliberately shut them out of the housing market.

To register for this discussion, go to share the Color of Law website https://www.coloroflawclt.com/

Free copies of the books will be available at the following Library locations beginning Wednesday, October 31st.

Uptown+Charlotte Mecklenburg Library + Main Library 310 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 North West + Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Beatties Ford Road Regional Library 2412 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216 North East + Charlotte Mecklenburg University Library 301 East W.T. Harris Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28262 East + Charlotte Mecklenburg Independence Regional Library 6000 Conference Drive Charlotte, North Carolina 28212 West + Charlotte Mecklenburg Morrison Regional Library 7015 Morrison Boulevard Charlotte, North Carolina 28211 South + Charlotte Mecklenburg Library + South County Regional 5801 Rea Road, Charlotte NC 28277

Please join in this effort to make housing affordable for all of Charlotte's families.

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