How to help
Here are some links to local organizations that are helping the folks who are being hit the hardest during this crisis.
Thanks to OurBridge for Kids for helping compile this list.
Additional groups are listed in this Charlotte Observer article
To help UNCC students:
"The UNC Charlotte Emergency Relief Fund helps current students by providing financial support when they need assistance with unexpected, unforeseen and unavoidable emergency expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illness, death of a family member, fire damage or need for temporary housing, natural disaster or pandemics. The Demond and Kia Martin Foundation will generously match dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000, for gifts made to the UNC Charlotte Emergency Fund.
"The Jamil Niner Student Pantry provides assistance to UNC Charlotte students who struggle with food insecurities, to help assure that no person in the UNC Charlotte community goes hungry and that every student has access to nutritious food. The pantry will remain open during this difficult time and has implemented a web order form to maximize social distancing."
Tuesday February 25, 2:30pm
Halton Reading Room (Atkins Library)
"Why I Stayed in Rwanda"
“So what would you do if, like Carl Wilkens, you were caught in the middle of a genocide?” asked Nicholas Kristof in a New York Times article. “U.S. officials and church leaders ordered Mr. Wilkens to join an emergency evacuation of foreigners from Rwanda, and relatives and friends implored him to go. He refused....
One evening the militia came to kill Mr. Wilkens and his Tutsi servants, but Hutu neighbors praised his humanitarian work and the militia went away. Death threats piled up, but Mr. Wilkens spent his days talking his way through roadblocks of snarling, drunken soldiers so he could take water and food to orphanages around town. The Raoul Wallenberg of Rwanda, he negotiated, pleaded and bullied his way through the bloodshed, saving lives everywhere he went.”
Co-sponsored by UNC Charlotte's Departments of Religious Studies, History, Global Studies, and Africana Studies and by UNCC's Center for Professional and Applied Ethics
MORE INFORMATION about this and other upcoming events
Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz
July 27, 1922 - November 17, 2019
Dr. Cernyak-Spatz speaking at UNCC on November 9, 2016. Photo: CDK GLOBAL
Our Center only exists because of Dr. Cernyak-Spatz's work, vision, and inspiration over the course of her many years at UNCC. She left us late last year after an extraordinary 97 years.
The family respectfully requests that donations be made in her memory to a fund established to sustain “German Studies 3650: The Holocaust through German Literature and Film,” a seminar Dr. Cernyak-Spatz created and taught for decades. How to give.
August 2019: HGHR steering committee members John Cox and Amal Khoury, with long-time HGHR professor Dr. Sarah Minslow, have sigend a contract with Routledge to co-edit a book on genocide-denial, based on our April 2019 conference.
Denial: the Final Stage of Genocide? will be published in 2020 and include contributions from well-established as well as emerging scholars.
Information about our Minor, including lists of Summer/Fall 2020 classes
The Center for HGHR Studies is launching an undergraduate research journal this Spring (2020). Stay tuned!