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Updated January 18, 2020

Wednesday, January 22
HRC Charlotte MLK Day of Service

Hosted by HRC Charlotte

HRC Charlotte's annual MLK Day of Service project! We are joining forces to build out supply kits for students at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU), a Historically Black College & University (HBCU) located in Charlotte. We'll be gathering to assemble the supply kits in advance of delivering them to JCSU.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2544566769149405/


Thursday, January 23

Ladies Night Open Mic!

Hosted by Beerly Funny

Introducing Charlotte's only all-women Open Mic at Charlotte's only 100% woman-owned brewery! Beerly Funny is excited to be partnering with Bold Missy Brewery to bring an all women open mic to Charlotte! Sign ups are open to all those who identify as women (or have at least one woman in the group). Open to comedians, musicians, spoken word artists and more. Free Admission.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/812112649243743/


Saturday, January 25

Women United March 2020

Hosted by Charlotte Women's Movement and National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Queen City Metropolitan Chapter

11:00am-2:00pm, First Ward Park

In 2020, with a Presidential race, an NC Senate seat and Governor of NC on the line, standing up for women’s rights and GETTING OUT THE VOTE are more important than ever.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2063253547313703/

Monday, January 27

Finding Rhoda: A Genealogy Workshop
Hosted by Charlotte LGBTQ Elders

Time Out Youth Center, 3800 Monroe Road, Charlotte 28205 | 7-9pm

Workshop Presenter: Rhonda Watlington

Tracing genealogy has many challenges. You might not know where to start when it comes to identifying those linked to your family’s history. This workshop will provide tips that will help you carry out such research. Learn how to get started in this fun hobby and explore resources available to you to complete a successful Genealogy search.

Free Admission. Register: https://www.charlottelgbtqelders.org/programs-events

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1468279316656396/

Monday, January 27

Navigating Your Journey: For Parents & Caregivers of LGBTQ Youth

Hosted by PFLAG Charlotte

Whether your child is 5 or 25, has recently come out to you or has been out for years, whether your child is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, or trying to figure it out, this is a safe space to learn from the experiences of other parents of LGBTQ youth. Dr. Brian Lurie, Medical Director, Atrium Health Myers Park Pediatrics and Levine Children's Center for Gender Health will be our a guest speaker.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/520358178605624/


Wednesday, January 29

Free JChats Event: Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba

Hosted by Levine JCC

The Levine Jewish Community Center Cultural Arts Department is pleased to partner with Children's Theatre of Charlotte's Kindness Project for the world premiere production of Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba, a story of the friendship between Daniel and Paloma, set in Cuba during the Holocaust. Learn how a new play is developed, and join together as a community to discuss how we can combat anti-semitism, and spread kindness in our daily lives. The Kindness Project is a unique endeavor launched by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte that uses theatre to spread kindness, much like the LJCC’s Butterfly Project, teaches us to act responsibly in the present and to create a more peaceful future.
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/470227580539265/


Saturday, February 1

Laundry Day Workshop - Be a Part of the Narrative

Hosted by Airing Out the "Dirty" Laundry, Levine Museum of the New South and Charlotte Women’s Movement

As women*, our voices are often silenced. Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry is an ongoing community art movement that responds to this silencing by creating opportunities for women (*cis women, trans women, women identifying, and non-binary people) to share experiences of strength, unity, and resistance of oppression, injustice, and exclusion through visual storytelling. Free admission.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1202508476616153/


Wednesday, February 5

Holocaust Whispers: Lessons in Resilience

Hosted by Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice

Over the past decade, Dr. Teresa Stephens has explored the narratives of Holocaust survivors to better understand what it means to be RESILIENT. Through her interactions with survivors and their family members, both in the U.S. and Europe, she has continued to expand the Stephens’ Model of Resilience and the RN P.R.E.P (Personal Resilience Enhancement Plan) program to include these powerful stories. She has more than 32 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, in both clinical and academic settings. Free Admission.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/2851259488266668/


Saturday, February 8

Historic Thousands on Jones Street March & Rally

Hosted by the NC NAACP

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are seeking volunteers to support The Freedom Center for Social Justice staff in Raleigh for this event. We are coming together with community partners as the 1000STRONG Coalition, a collective of LGBTQ people and allies coming together to make a bold statement to NC representatives that LGBTQ rights are civil rights, and that the intersectional needs of its citizens cannot be ignored! If you are available, please email us at info@fcsj.org with VOLUNTEER in the subject line.
FB: https://www.facebook.com/fcsj.org/

#HKonJ #HKonJ2020 #1000STRONG


Saturday, February 8

ASC Connect with Culture Day

Join us for ASC’s Connect with Culture Days and explore diverse arts, science, history experiences across Charlotte-Mecklenburg. FREE ADMISSION TO ALL THESE EVENTS.

Senior Dance Class Experience. Presented by Charlotte Ballet. Ages: 55+ years. 11:00am-Noon. East Charlotte Arts & Cultural Hub, Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, 28215

Uptown Charlotte Experiences

  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts, 420 S. Tryon Street, 10:00am-5:00pm

  • McColl Center for Art + Innovation, 721 N. Tryon Street, 10:00am-5:00pm

  • Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th Street, 10:00am-4:00pm

  • Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts & Charlotte Art League, 551 S. Tryon Street, 10:00am-5:00pm

  • Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, 500 S. Tryon Street

Web: https://www.artsandscience.org/programs/for-community/connect-with-culture-days/

Monday, February 17

Caring for Your Pet
Hosted by Charlotte LGBTQ Elders

Time Out Youth Center | 3800 Monroe Road | Charlotte 28205 | 7-9pm

Workshop Presenter: Ginny Dodd, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (American Board of Veterinary Practitioners)

Ginny has practiced veterinary medicine in Charlotte for many years, and has a mobile veterinary ultrasound service. Her presentation, plus audience Q&A, will touch on the following topics: Wellness Exams; Spay-Neuter Surgery; Nutrition; First Aid; Avoiding emergencies; Dental disease; Pain control; Senior pet issues; Behavioral issues; Medical costs-pet insurance; End of life issues and Estate planning.

Free Admission. Register: https://www.charlottelgbtqelders.org/programs-events

Saturday, February 22

25th Annual HRC North Carolina Dinner & Silent Auction

Hosted by HRC Charlotte

In 2020, HRC will celebrate their 25th annual dinner in Charlotte. Come out and meet HRC's new President Alphonso David!

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/768876713510536/




DRAGO Charities

DRAGO is a mix of a Drag show and a twist on the old bingo game, hosted by a rotating list of amazing Queen City Drag Queens. Our number one goal for DRAGO Charities is to spotlight and fund raise for local LGBTQIAA+ Charities and give them another platform to spread the word of what they are working toward and how they are making the changes that matter in our community. Our number two goal.... is to have some damn fun.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/DRAGOcharities/


Queen City Prism

QCP (Queen City Prism) builds friendships and connections throughout the Charlotte area by providing programs and supporting other local LGBTQ+ services and organizations. QCP strives to create a sense of community, forging meaningful relationships, by developing social interaction amongst LGBTQ+ and their allies in the Greater Charlotte, NC community.

Email: queencityprism@gmail.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/796130140844591/


Stonewall Sports

FB: https://www.facebook.com/stonewallsportscharlotte/

Web: https://www.stonewallcharlotte.org/

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