Food for Thought
Food for Thought offers interfaith and community thought-provoking presentations consistent with Mecklenburg Ministries’ mission.
Presentations are 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church on the third Thursday of every month September-May. Admission is free, but an RSVP is appreciated. Lunch is available for purchase for $6 and includes soup, salad, entree, dessert, and beverage.
RSVP to email@example.com. Covenant Presbyterian Church is located at 1000 East Morehead Street.
2012-2013 Program Schedule
September 20, 2012
Skin, Status and Stalemates
Jason Williams, Hyaets Co-founder, Mecklenburg Ministries Director of Youth Programming and a resident within one of Charlotte’s “at-risk” communities, will share stories of a group of white, educated, middle class clergy moving down the proverbial ladder of success into a community of racial and socioeconomic marginalization.
October 18, 2012
Immigration Integration in the New South
Guest speaker Jessica George, Executive Director of Latin American Coalition will speak on this topic.
November 15, 2012
Fighting Human Trafficking: A Faith Based Perspective
Guest speaker Brenda Livingston, Women’s Director at Central Church of God has been addressing this issue for six years and involved in the struggles surrounding injustices relating to women.
January 17, 2013
Tim Wise, author of White Like Me: Reflections of Race From a Privileged Son to speak. Mecklenburg Ministries is thrilled to partner with Trinity Episcopal School to bring Tim Wise to Charlotte as our first Faith-Leader Lunch & Food for Thought speaker for 2013.
February 21, 2013
New Neighbors: Immigrants, Refugees & Other Friends
Guest Speakers: Ana Santiago and Edley Vliet, U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
March 21, 2013
Our Neighbors, Our Stress
Guest Speakers: Maarten Pennink, Council on Aging; Melissa Zhiss, MA LPA, Meck LINK Behavioral Healthcare; and Twila Adams, LM, LMT, Holistic Services
April 18, 2013
Education: Paying it Forward Together
Speaker Patricia Moore Harbour from the Kettering Foundation.
May 16, 2013
Building Community: Celebrating the wisdom of Mothers
An interfaith, multi-ethnic panel of Mothers