Arts and Advocacy Conference

Shawnna Pledger and Nicia Carla are leading a breakout session during this conference. Come join us! 

Myers Park Baptist Church and the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice present:

Dream America: Immigration

First Annual Arts and Advocacy Conference Save the Date! Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:30 pm-8:00 pm

Join Myers Park Baptist Church and Queens University of Charlotte for informative presentations and sessions highlighting the use of the arts to advocate for immigrants.  From slam poetry to storytelling, film to photography, and dance to music, experts will be on hand to share their knowledge and tools. The event will culminate in a dramatic reading, followed by live music and food trucks, all celebrating the gifts our immigrant neighbors continue to bring to our community. A pre-conference interfaith service will also be held.


Partnering Organizations:  Myers Park Baptist Church, Charlotte Racial Justice Consortium – Johnson C. Smith University, Queens University of Charlotte, UNCC Center for the Study of the New South, the Light Factory, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Youth Exchange Project, MeckMin, Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice, Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte Women’s March.

Sponsorships are available. We welcome other partnering organizations. For more information, please contact Talia Goldman at and Caroline Manning at

Be on the lookout for registration forms, which will include detailed and time specific event information.

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