Summer Symposium Spotlight | Pacino Mancillas

Pacino Mancillas is the co-leader of the AC&M Group multicultural marketing agency. The agency connects Charlotte businesses to Latino consumers, and Latino businesses to the wider Charlotte community.

Summer Symposium Spotlight | Rosalia Torres-Weiner

Wandering around Charlotte, you’ll likely come across colorful, eye-catching murals on public buildings. Some of the most striking of them were painted by artist and activist Rosalia Torres-Weiner.

Summer Symposium Spotlight | Zhenia Martinez

At the 2017 Summer Symposium, Zhenia will take the stage to personalize the immigrant narrative. When we talk about a changing Charlotte and a diversifying South, Zhenia, her family, and the communities they serve are what we’re talking about.

Summer Symposium Spotlight | Tom Hanchett

Tom Hanchett has described Charlotte, North Carolina, as the Salad Bowl City, a moniker he’ll parse in more depth in his talk at the Summer Symposium.

The Harkers Island Watermen

On Harkers Island, a tight-knit community that holds fast to its traditions, Morales might have once been thought an outsider. Not now.

Summer Symposium Spotlight | Piko Ewoodzie

During the 2017 Summer Symposium in Charlotte, Piko will describe the burden that we, as eaters, assume when we engage with new immigrant restaurateurs.