Join us for a conversation with artist Makayla Binter, a creator and educator based in Charlotte. She has engaged communities from Davidson College to the Historic West End through art to reclaim space and facilitate difficult conversations.
Please register for this event, and a Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the program.
PANDEM!C: Stories of COVID-19, a graphic novel collaboration between the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative (CJC) and BOOM Charlotte, offers a unique perspective on the impact of COVID-19 on Charlotte communities. A presentation of local journalism through an artistic lens, this partnership between reporters and artists, media outlets and art collectives, presents these stories in a way that refreshingly reaches and supports the communities it serves. This project was made possible, in part, with Funding from ASC.
Beginning August 23, 2021 two thousand copies of the graphic novel will be distributed for FREE via Charlotte Mecklenburg Library while supplies last. As part of the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is part of six major media companies and local institutions focusing on issues of major importance to the region. It is supported the Local Media Project, an initiative launched by the Solutions Journalism Network with support from the Knight Foundation to strengthen and reinvigorate local media ecosystems. The distribution of this project pairs well with our Living Archives Project, a 3-year community driven initiative to collect COVID-19 stories of traditionally excluded communities. To make sure that no one’s story is lost, mis-represented or ignored, these narratives will add critical context to our shared history and build a rich archive for future generations as we work toward a more equitable future. If you have a COVID-19 story that you’d like to share, please visit charlottejournalism.org to share your experience.