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Exploring American Sacred Values


Charlotte Teachers Institute 


Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST

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Harvey B. Gantt Center 
551 South Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Featured Topics and Speakers

  • Exploring American Sacred Values - Kendal Mobley, Assistant Professor of Religion, Johnson C. Smith University
  • Intersection of African-Americans, Civil Religion and Media Influence - Franchone Bey, Teacher of Creative Writing, Speech & Debate, Film as Literature, Journalism; West Charlotte High School 
  • Harmony at the Key: Conversations on the Court - Deborah Brown, Teacher of English Language and Composition, Zebulon Vance High School 
  • At What Cost? Native American Children and Boarding Schools of the 19th and 20th Centuries - Tracy Kennedy, Teacher of Elementary Language Arts and Social Studies, E. E. Waddell Language Academy
  • Recognizing the Wilson Way Values in the American Revolution - Pia Townes, Teacher of 8th Grade Social Studies, Wilson STEM Academy


5:30 - 6:30 pm  Reception (including curriculum exhibits by CTI Fellows and the Gantt Center's For Freedoms, Welcome to Brookhill, and What We Ask Is Simple exhibitions)

6:30 - 8:00 pm  Featured speaker presentations and panel discussion

This Teachers As Scholars event features engaging ideas and new curricula that grew out of CMS teachers' work in CTI's Exploring American Sacred Values seminar, led by Dr. Kendall Mobley at Johnson C. Smith University in 2018.

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