Crucial Conversation — Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts on the state’s decision to overturn her city’s nondiscrimination ordinance

By: - March 18, 2016 12:00 pm

N.C. Policy Watch invites you to a special Crucial Conversation luncheon:

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts on the state’s decision to overturn her city’s nondiscrimination ordinance

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In this most volatile of election years, there have been a lot of efforts by cynical politicians to manipulate voters with misinformation regarding important issues. Here in North Carolina, however, it will be difficult to top the actions of state leaders as they went about the business in recent days of  overturning the city of Charlotte’s new nondiscrimination ordinance.



Join us as we discuss this important issue with an elected leader at the center of the battle: Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts.


Mayor Roberts was raised in Charlotte, and now she and her husband, Manley, are also raising their two children there as well. During her professional career, she has worked as a diplomat for the US Department of State, serving in the Dominican Republic as a consular officer and then as a political officer on the Mexico Desk.

During her years in Charlotte, Roberts has been Director of the Mayor’s International Cabinet, a lending officer in International Corporate Banking at First Union, and executive director of the Charlotte World Affairs Council. She has also served on the Mecklenburg County Commission as a member and chairperson. She was elected Mayor in 2015.

Mayor Roberts will be joined by other experts and advocates, including Chris Brook, Legal Director of the ACLU of North Carolina, who will examine next steps in this battle.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from this important leader on this controversial matter.

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When: Tuesday, March 29 at noon — Box lunches will be available at 11:45 a.m.

Where: North Carolina Association of Educators Building, 700 South Salisbury St, in downtown Raleigh

Parking is plentiful at this venue, but space for the event itself is limited – preregistration is required.

Cost: $10, admission includes a box lunch.

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Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or [email protected]

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