MEDIA ADVISORY | INVITATION TO ATTEND
WHO: Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
WHAT: Talk About It Tuesday Town Hall Series
Everyone’s talking about affordable housing and what it means for the future of Charlotte. The Gantt Center brings a human
perspective to the story by highlighting the families who find themselves displaced in the name of development.
The community is invited to join the Gantt Center for three Talk About It Tuesday conversations — part of a series about the themes in the Welcome to Brookhill exhibition — from October to December 2018 on the history of redlining, next steps around affordable housing and how to expand economic opportunities for Charlotteans.
Get details for each program at ganttcenter.org.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | Topic: Redlining | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Interview opportunities: Tom Hanchett, Ashley Williams Clark, David R. Taylor
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Topic: Charlotte’s Affordable Housing Conversation: Where Do We Go From Here? | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Interview opportunities: Taiwo Jaiyeoba, David R. Taylor, James E. Ford, Greg Jarrell, Dionne Nelson
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | Topic: A Kwanzaa-Inspired Conversation on Cooperative Economics | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Interview opportunities: To be announced
Harvey B. Gantt Center, 551 South Tryon Street | Charlotte, NC 28202
Note: Parking available in Duke Energy/Levine Center for the Arts garage or The Green parking garage.
ABOUT HARVEY B. GANTT CENTER
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture is a multi-disciplinary arts institution located in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina. Founded in 1974, the Gantt Center’s mission is to present, preserve and celebrate excellence in the art, history and culture of African-Americans and those of African descent through visual and literary arts, dance, music, film, educational programs, theatre productions and community outreach. The Gantt Center features fine art exhibitions from around the world and is home to the nationally celebrated John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art, which was generously donated by Bank of America, and is accessible online.
Named for Charlotte civic leader and former mayor Harvey Bernard Gantt, the Gantt Center is housed in an inspired and distinguished award-winning structure designed by architect Philip Freelon, co-designer of the new Smithsonian National Museum for African American History and Culture. For more information, visit ganttcenter.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.