TJRP Arts & Advocacy Project: Brooklyn to Biddleville: Then and Now

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Johnson C. Smith University

100 Beatties Ford Road

Charlotte, NC 28216

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Join TJRP on Saturday March 30, 2019 for our 2nd Annual Arts & Advocacy Experience: Brooklyn to Biddleville, Then & Now!!!

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Join the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Project on Saturday March 30, 2019 for our 2nd Annual Arts & Advocacy Experience: Brooklyn to Biddleville, Then & Now!!! This event will take place at Johnson C. Smith University(100 Beatties Ford Rd. Charlotte, NC 28216)

We are calling all artists, advocates, partners, faith leaders, and concerned citizens to be a part of this unique experience using the arts to highlight the negative impact of urban renewal/gentrification on Charlotte’s historically African American communities.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

11:00 am-12:45 pm: Prayer, Faith in Housing Program & Luncheon (Bonus Program for Congregations) Mosaic Village Multipurpose Room, 1601 West Trade St.

• An interfaith prayer meeting and workshop for congregations to create affordable housing. RSVP required to tjreconciliation@gmail.com; attendance limited to 75, $10 suggested donation for lunch.

12:00 pm: Registration/Check-In Opens, New Science Center (NSC) Atrium• TJRP Art Exhibit

1:00-1:45 pm: Opening Program, NSC Auditorium• Welcome, Dr. Brian Jones, Dean, College of Arts and Letters• “Seven Principles,” by Porch Productions Youth Ensemble with live West African Drumming• Keynote: “Co-Creating Community Justice in a Historically Black Neighborhood,”

Dr. Della Pollock, Executive Director and Mr. George Barrett, Associate Director, The Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History, Chapel Hill, NC

2:00-2:45 pm, Session I: Theatre Arts as a Means of Advocacy Porch Productions and Playwright - Jermaine Nakia Lee

3:00-3:45 pm, Session II: Movement that Creates Movement Shae Movement African Arts

4:00-4:45 pm, Session III: Spoken Word as ProtestSpoken Word Artist - Lala Specific with the Black Ink Monks

5:00-5:45 pm, Session IV: Historic West End Community Conversation 6:00-10:00 pm: Charlotte’s Got Talent, Mechanics & Farmers Bank Parking Lot & Liston Lawn

• Food Trucks provided by Black Business Owners of Charlotte (BBOC)

• Featuring Performing Artists from the Historic West End, Headlined by A Sign Of The Times (6:45 pm) with local musicians, slam poets, dancers and more.

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Johnson C. Smith University

100 Beatties Ford Road

Charlotte, NC 28216

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