Community Cultural Coffeehouses Look at Growing Up As An Immigrant in Charlotte

UNC Charlotte and Queens University of Charlotte are exploring what it is like to grow up as a member of the Muslim or the Latino/Dreamer Immigrant communities in Charlotte at two Community Cultural Coffeehouses.

Students from the two communities are talking about their experiences and the challenges, achievements and dreams of young immigrants in Charlotte today. A question-answer session and reflections will follow each presentation.

The next coffeehouse is Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in The Third Place Coffeehouse at Caldwell Presbyterian Church, 1609 E. 5th St., Charlotte, NC 28204. The first one was Thursday, Jan. 19.

Each event is open to the public without charge, but registration is required here. Complimentary parking will be available at the church, with additional parking at the corner of Park and East 5th Street.

Students from UNC Charlotte and from Queens will open the Feb. 9 discussion on “Being Muslim in America.” The coffeehouses will feature live entertainment, and snacks will be served.  

The Community Cultural Coffeehouses are presented by UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South and the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, along with  Queens University of Charlotte’s Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice.

These discussions are part of the Center for the Study of the New South’s programming series for 2016-17 called Growing Up Southern: Many People, Many Ways.


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