CSNAP 2013 - Know the Issues Workshops
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Undocumented & Unafraid: The State of Immigration in America
Location: Worrell 1112

Learn about the work of the NC Dream Team/National Immigrant Youth Alliance and immigration issues facing NC and the nation. Topics include current Obama Administration policies, Deferred Action, deportations and the Immigration Reform debate.

Elisa Benitez, Community Organizer, junior at UNC Charlotte majoring in History and Secondary Education

Voting Rights: Is Jim Crow Alive and Well in North Carolina?
Location: Worrell 1150

In 2013, the NC legislature passed what voting rights advocates are calling the worst voter suppression law in the country. Come learn more about this sweeping new law, the politics behind it, including specifics about how it might affect young people across the state.

Adam Sotak, Organizing Director, Democracy NC

Who Is My Neighbor? Facts and myths about homelessness – and how we are working to end it in Charlotte
Location: Worrell 1152

The Urban Ministry Center works to end homelessness, not just manage it. Come learn more about the facts, the myths,  and solutions to one of our society’s most pressing issues.

Caroline Chambre, Director, HousingWorks, Urban Ministry Center

Air Quality and Climate Change
Location: Worrell 2110

What’s the current state of air quality in North Carolina? How will climate change affect our state? Where will you be living in ten years and will our warming world impact your health, your job, your decision to start a family? Join the discussion and contribute your ideas about reducing air pollution and greenhouse gases for a healthier planet.

June Blotnick, Executive Director, Clean Air Carolina

The State of Children and Their Rights
Location: Worrell 2111

The Council for Children’s Rights advocates for children by both conducting systems level community research and planning and providing direct intervention to protect the individual rights of children in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County. Learn about their approach to children’s advocacy by discussing the state of children and their rights.

Emily Tamilin, Research and Planning Associate and Nancy Mulholland, Child Advocate
The Council for Children’s Rights

Documents shared:

Community School Fact Sheet
Early Learning Flyer
Additional Information Links

Health Disparities: The Synergy of Community-based Solutions
Location: Worrell 2116

Learn about the challenges of creating and then sustaining a community-based coalition. The presentation will detail the theoretical model, share the strategic planning process, highlight the impact of five year’s collective work on public policy and service delivery reform, and then review barriers to sustainability that now must be overcome.

Vernease Miller, Interim Dean, Applied Health Sciences, Pfeiffer University
Ruth Greene, Professor of Psychology, Johnson C. Smith University

Food Insecurity in the Region
Location: Worrell 2130

Second Harvest Foodbank of Metrolina supplies food and grocery items to almost 650 partner agencies in 19 counties in NC and SC. Learn about the causes, effects, and solutions to the problem of hunger.

Shay Merritt, Community Development Coordinator, Second  Harvest Foodbank of Metrolina