Attend “Our Times Re-Imagined: A Distinguished Speakers Series” with Bryan Stevenson and Ted Shaw for FREE!

CPCC students are invited to attend  “Our Times Re-Imagined: A Distinguished Speakers Series” with Bryan Stevenson and Ted Shaw, a free event, being sponsored by Bank of America, the Levine Museum of the New South and the Charlotte Observer on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the McGlohon Theater in Spirit Square.

Fifty years since passage of the Voting Rights Act to end racial discrimination in voting, what is the state of civil rights today in the United States? Civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, together with UNC Chapel Hill’s Ted Shaw will discuss civil rights, justice and hope for the future during this special event.

Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. Most recently, Stevenson and the EJI released a history of lynchings in the South that documented more than 4,000 cases.

Stevenson will take the stage first to discuss his new memoir, “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” the story of a young lawyer fighting on the racial injustice frontlines.

He’ll later be joined on stage by Shaw, director of The Center for Civil Rights at UNC School of Law and the Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law. The pair will discuss civil rights matters of the day and take questions from the audience.

This inspiring evening is part of Our Times Re-imagined: A Distinguished Speakers Series from Bank of America and the Charlotte Observer. It’s hosted in partnership with Levine Museum of the New South and in celebration of the two-year exhibit and program series Destination Freedom: Civil Rights Struggles Then and Now.

While the event is free to CPCC students, students are still asked to reserve a ticket. Tickets go on sale April 1 here.


A Black History Month Event: A Chat with Chatty Leeper

“Chatty” Hattie Leeper was the first African American woman on North Carolina’s radio airwaves. She got her start as a deejay on WGIV in the 1950s and went on to become a record producer and even ran her own record label.

Hattie Leeper

Hattie "Chatty" Leeper

The CPCC Libraries are honored to have her speak about her life as a radio pioneer and about her deep roots in Charlotte that have a strong connection with CPCC’s earliest days.

Please help welcome Chatty Hattie to CPCC by coming to hear her tell her unique story on February 12, 2013, from 11 a.m.-noon in Tate Hall in the Overcash Building on CPCC’s Central Campus. The Levine Museum of the New South’s Dr. Tom Hanchett will be guest emcee.

The event is free and open to the CPCC community. Staff can register for the event in LearnerWeb.  “Chatty” Hattie’s address will also be broadcast in real time at each of CPCC’s five suburban campuses: Cato (CT162), Harper (HP112), Harris (H2 2124), Levine (LV2215), Merancas (CJ 131, Auditorium).

For more information, contact Mark Coltrain,