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Committed to promoting community throughout the Charlotte region through outreach, activism and education, Queens has affiliations with Digital Charlotte, The Center for Ethics and Religion, The Center for Latino Studies, as well as the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice. These centers in addition to Queens’ diverse spiritual offerings give students vast opportunities to learn, understand and grow.

Community Centers

These centers bridge Queens University with the Charlotte community through outreach, activism and education. 

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Center for Latino Studies

The Center for Latino Studies seeks to promote the understanding of the Hispanic experience in the United States. The Center creates a space for scholars, local leaders, students and the wider community to engage in research, cultural exploration, and dialogue about the Latino community.

Center for Latino Studies
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Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice

The Stan Greenspon Center creates bridges of multicultural understanding and collaboration that support human rights through education, advocacy, and action at Queens and beyond.

Stan Greenspon Center
Digital Charlotte

Digital Charlotte

Digital Charlotte is all about connecting Charlotte through digital inclusion and digital literacy. Digital Charlotte offers tutorials and workshops on operating devices and the internet, and provides tools to help the community get connected.

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Center for Ethics and Religion

The Center for Ethics and Religion seeks interfaith understanding and poses questions of value and meaning. Through speakers and discussions, the Center for Ethics and Religion hopes to transform the thoughts and actions of listeners.

Center for Ethics and Religion

 

Spiritual Life

Queens celebrates spirituality by offering a variety of groups and experiences that foster learning, appreciation and understanding for students. New opportunities and programs through the Chapel arise each semester to help individuals explore different faith paths and strengthen the Queens community. Learn more here.

Charlotte Racial Justice Consortium

The Charlotte Racial Justice Consortium (CRJC) is a partnership between Johnson C. Smith University, UNC Charlotte, Queens University, Johnson and Wales - Charlotte Campus and Central Piedmont Community College, supported by the Consortium's selection as a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). Our vision is a Charlotte community that understands its history of race and racism, believes in our shared humanity, embraces a more comprehensive narrative on race, and develops faculty, staff, and student leaders who work across our campuses towards truth, racial healing, and transformation.

The CJRC has five main goals:

  • Understand, recognize, and work towards healing the separation in Charlotte’s segregated past and present.
  • Embrace a more comprehensive narrative on race.
  • Build respectful and trusting relationships among diverse members of our university and Charlotte communities.
  • Develop student, staff, and faculty leaders who facilitate truth-telling, racial healing, and transformation.
  • Transform the language and culture of race and racism on our campuses and in the Charlotte community. 

There are two main components of this initiative in the 2020-2021 academic year:

  1. The first is a Charlotte Racial Equity Leadership Fellows program. Six students from each campus will be selected to participate in a year-long reflection of Charlotte's history of racism and its connection to each university/college, while exploring racial equity and developing leadership skills. The fellowship will culminate in unique, student-led projects on the three campuses designed to foster truth, racial healing, and transformation.
  2. The second component includes Racial Healing Circles, which will rotate monthly between our campuses starting in August.

To learn more and stay current with our projects and work, click here, and follow the Charlotte Racial Justice Consortium on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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