When it comes to Confederate monuments, there is no common ground. Polarizing debates over their meaning have intensified into legislative maneuvering to preserve the statues, legal battles to remove them, and rowdy crowds taking matters into their own hands. These conflicts have raged for well over a century, but they’ve never been as intense as they are today.

Join the North Carolina Council of Churches and the NC Commission on Racial & Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (NC CRED) for a discussion with Dr. Karen L. Cox, author of No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice. Select the link below to register on their website.

In addition, the Unity in Community Social Justice committee is meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, April 6th, 7:00pm-8:30pm. We will review our objectives and develop our organizational plan for this year to address the objectives. The Zoom link will be transmitted prior to the meeting. This is an opportunity for UiC Supporters to join the Social Justice committee if you are interested in activities related to voter registration/education, Get Out The Vote, preservation of historically African American neighborhoods in our communities, and advocating the removal of the Confederate monument in Cornelius. This No Justice No Peace event will be a good resource to prepare you in our planning regarding the monument.