This week: a solo performance and interactive workshop on Harriet Tubman

Learn about the life of Harriet Tubman through a solo performance and interactive workshop at the Harvey B. Gantt Center.

On Saturday, author and storyteller Carlo L’Chelle Dawson, aka Mama Lo, will lead the sessions.

Workshop attendees will:

  • Participate in a storytelling experience with Harriet Tubman as a young girl, a spy in the Union army and as an abolitionist who helped enslaved Americans escape.
  • Learn about the Underground Railroad, abolitionists and coded terms in songs and letters.

The event is scheduled from noon to 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Other events this week


Charlotte City Council: Watch a livestream on the city’s YouTube channel starting at 5 p.m.

Infectious Disease Prevention and Control:  Virtual training on infectious disease prevention and control, primarily focused on COVID-19.


Sarah Stevenson Tuesday Forum (formerly Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum): This virtual event will host Charis Blackmon, executive director of the West Side Community Land Trust.


Homage to the Black South: Part 2 of a four-part virtual series on the history of Southern Black art and culture.


Talking Policy in the Queen City: Public policy experts will discuss new developments and opportunities in education, infrastructure/transportation and health policy research.

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