Charlotte finds itself in a unique moment: Many of its top political and civic leaders are African-American. The city’s first African-American female mayor was elected last fall, a year after the first African-American city manager was hired. The first African-American district attorney was sworn in this winter, and African-Americans also lead the police department, school board, transit system and planning department. At a time when many of the city’s biggest problems center on inequities along racial lines, it seems like an historic opportunity. We gather some of these leaders to talk about their visions.
Moderated by Charlotte Talks' Mike Collins and Qcitymetro's Glenn Burkins.
Confirmed Panelists (subject to change):
+ Vi Lyles, Mayor of Charlotte
+ Spencer Merriweather, Mecklenburg County District Attorney
+ Kerr Putney, Chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
This event will be broadcast LIVE on WFAE 90.7 followed by special re-airings the following day at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.