Come to the Table.

"Come to the Table"
is the education initiative
of our ABC Ministry

These educational offerings are intended to promote discussion, challenge assumptions, and provide a forum for listening and thinking about important topics that effect all of us.

All are welcome at “The Table”....from east, west, north and south....and every place in between. Join us at Avondale Presbyterian Church at 2821 Park Road, 28209. See upcoming events below.

- Childcare provided.

- Refreshments provided.

- Open to the public, unless otherwise noted. 

- Held at Avondale Presbyterian Church, unless otherwise noted.

- Join us at 2821 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209

- Greeters will direct you to the location of session on our campus.

We do not have any Come to the Table sessions scheduled at this time;
however, Charlotte offers many great

educational opportunities.

Read or Listen: "How did
Charlotte become a segregated city?"

Come to the Table 2017

"How Charlotte Got Segregated" 
Sunday, March 19             11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Tom Hanchett

Learn about the private and public decisions that have pushed people apart over time and explore how decisions today can help bring us together. 

"How Charlotte Got Segregated" 

[same session as above/ offered twice]

Wednesday, March 22       6:30 - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Dr. Tom Hanchett

"Educate to Engage:  Cultural Norms & Blind Spots"

Sunday, April 23               11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Speaker: Patrice Funderburg

The session will address four types of racism, cultural norms in the African-American community, and identify blind spots that come with white privilege.


"Educate to Engage:  Best Practices & Open Dialogue" *

Wednesday, April 26        6:30 - 8:00 PM

Speaker: Patrice Funderburg     

*This is not open to the public. This session is for Avondale, Bethlehem Center, and Southside Homes families.

"Poverty 101: Understanding Poverty & the Effects in Children"

Sunday, April 30          11:00 AM - 12:00 PM                Speaker: Dr. Mary Martin

We’ll learn about what poverty is, how it impacts children, the effects it has on the brain, and what role Avondale might play in making a difference. 

"Communication & Building Relationships: Landmines & Opportunities" 

Wednesday, May 10       6:30 - 7:30 PM                      Speaker: Dr. Mary Martin

We’ll learn about communications skills of children in poverty and how we understand them. We’ll look at ways we communicate with them and how we can communicate hope and a growth mindset. We will have handouts.


"Implicit Bias"

Sunday, May 21           11:00 AM - 12:00 PM       
Speaker: Dr. Mary Martin and Rev. Christopher Lee

Using material from the book, “Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People”, we’ll talk about where biases come from, how they occur, and examine “mindbugs” that cause biases and how we deal with them. We’ll also do a quiz to help us look at our own biases, for our own personal awareness.

Join in the conversation.

Invite neighbors.
Childcare provided.
Refreshments available.

2821 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209