Levine Museum of the New South, at 200 E. Seventh Street, is closed to the public at this time, but it is occasionally offering a virtual event.
In addition, it’s collecting stories from the community through its StoryMining: #COVIDHistory project.
Here’s what they say:At Levine Museum of the New South, we believe that history matters. History shapes who we are as individuals and as a community. History helps us understand the world we live in today and informs the decisions we make in building a better future.
StoryMining: #COVIDHistory is a project of Levine Museum of the New South and a call to the community. We seek to document and share the stories of Charlotteans during these unprecedented times.
Your history is important to Charlotte’s history and you are making history right now.
We invite you to share your stories around this COVID reality we are living. You can do this by recording a short video, writing a short story, taking a photograph, or drawing a picture.
We encourage you to use whatever medium best captures the moment and emotions you are experiencing. Email us at email@example.com, upload your work to social media and tag it with #CovidHistoryCLT or submit your story below, and our staff will get in touch with you.
You are welcome to submit new stories throughout our collecting campaign.
ShapingCLT: Covid-19 in Communities of Color
Thursday, July 16th, 2020
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The disproportionate effect of Covid-19 outbreak on communities of color is not unique, and history confirms it. We have been here before. So, what does history tell us?
Health inequality and access has particularly affected many within the Asian American and Pacific Islanders community, but the ongoing pandemic has also brought with it hate crimes and harassment towards the AAPI community.
Guest panelists Dr. Heidi Kim, Cat Bao Le, and Chavi Koneru join Levine Museum’s Braxton Winston in a deep dive into the history of inequalities and otherness towards Asian American and Pacific Islanders, its manifestation during the pandemic and how local groups are organizing support in these trying times.
Cat Bao Le – Director & Organizer, SEAC Village
Chavi Khanna Koneru – Co-Founder & Executive Director, North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT).
Dr. Heidi Kim – Associate Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Inaugural Director, UNC Asian American Center.
Moderated by Braxton Winston, Community Connections Manager at Levine Museum of the New South.
More virtual eventsCheck out our big list of upcoming virtual events, or look at a few of them here:
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Friday, August 14, 2020
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020