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WFAE Public Conversation 'Unrest In The Queen City, One Year Later'

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on September 20, 2016 and the protests that followed shook Charlotte. It started conversations, sometimes uncomfortable ones, across the city that continue today. On the one year anniversary of the shooting, a WFAE Public Conversation examined what has changed, what hasn’t, and looked at some of the work that’s been done over the past year.

Mike Collins and panelists addressed this through three topics: policing, activism, and economic opportunity. This discussion was broadcast live on WFAE and held before a live audience at McGlohon Theater on September 20, 2017. 

[Follow all of WFAE's coverage of the one year anniversary.]

Segment One: Policing

Vicki Foster - Assistant Chief, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

Robert Dawkins - State organizer, SAFE Coalition NC

Brenda Tindal - Staff historian, Levine Museum of the New South

Segment Two: Activism

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Activism segment with Greg Jackson, activist, founder of Heal Charlotte; Ash Williams, community organizer with Charlotte Uprising; Brenda Tindal, Staff historian, Levine Museum of the New South

Greg Jackson - activist, founder of Heal Charlotte

Ash Williams - community organizer with Charlotte Uprising

Brenda Tindal - Staff historian, Levine Museum of the New South

Segment Three: Economic Opportunity 

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Economic opportunity segment with Patrick Graham, President and CEO, Charlotte Works; Nicholas Wharton, Chief Programs & Partnership Officer, Urban League of Central Carolinas; Patrick Mumford, Director for Economic Development, City of Charlotte

Patrick Graham - President and CEO, Charlotte Works 

Nicholas Wharton - Chief Programs & Partnership Officer, Urban League of Central Carolinas

Patrick Mumford - Director for Economic Development, City of Charlotte

Segment Four: Public Conversation

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Public Conversation segment. All panelists returned to the stage for audience Q&A. Vicki Foster, Robert Dawkins, Brenda Tindal, Greg Jackson, Patrick Graham, Nicholas Wharton, Patrick Mumford.

Watch the full two hour conversation: 

Erin Keever is Senior Producer of WFAE's Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. She has been with the show since joining the station in 2006. She's a native Charlottean.