2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 112B, Charlotte
A screening of the first installment of the documentary “Hidden Colors,” featuring discussion of African history and intersections with religion. A panel discussion will follow. Admission is $3 for the screening and discussion or $5 including dinner. Tickets can be purchased online at eventbrite.com/e/hidden-colors-part1-tickets-15021110546.
MLK Day Parade
11 a.m., assembly at 8 a.m.
Join thousands for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade in Uptown Charlotte. The Human Rights Campaign and other organizations will march in the parade, in addition to dozens of other marching contingents. Join the LGBT community marching team at 8 a.m. with complimentary bagels and coffee. Organizations are invited to wear their own group T-shirts or bring their own marching materials. The parade staging area will be around N. Tryon St. and 10th St. For more parade information, visit mlk.charlottevibe.com. The following Monday, don’t take a day off. Make it a day of service instead! Be sure to join local HRC chapter members for an MLK Day of Service project, volunteering all day at the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network and Time Out Youth Center on Monday, Jan. 19. For more information on HRC’s parade contingent, its day of service projects and other events, visit facebook.com/events/848339821852974/.
LGBT Wedding Expo
419 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
You are invited to the second annual “Same Love, Same Rights” LGBT Wedding Expo in Raleigh. Dozens of gay-friendly exhibitors will participate, eager to help you and your fiancee plan the ceremony of your dreams! Photographers, DJs, officiants, wedding planners, venues, jewelers, invitations and more. Free raffle giveaways, LGBT wedding planning tips and trends.
Affirming Faith Forum
LGBT Center of Raleigh
324 S. Harrington St., Raleigh
LGBT Center of Raleigh hosts its usual fourth Friday Affirming Faith Forum. The open discussion program is a “safe place of radical hospitality.”
North Star LGBT Community Center
704 Brookstown Ave., Winston-Salem
Hosted by El Cambio, a topical discussion of current events affecting the local LGBT community. El Cambio is a Yadkin County-based social justice organization focused on immigrant and minority rights.
‘Jesus and Justice’
Alvarez College Union, Smith 900 Room
Davidson College, Davidson
Doug Ottati, Craig Family Distinguished Professor of Reformed Theology and Justice Ministry at Davidson College, will discuss “Jesus and Justice.” The event is free. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 E. South St., Raleigh
Thousands attend the Moral March on Raleigh during the annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street march, sponsored by the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP. Come together with likeminded North Carolinians on labor rights, education, health care, equality and voting rights. Gather at 9 a.m. and march to the North Carolina Capitol.
LGBT Wedding Expo
Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
555 S. McDowell St., Charlotte
You are invited to the inaugural Charlotte “Same Love, Same Rights” LGBT Wedding Expo. Dozens of gay-friendly exhibitors will participate, eager to help you and your fiancee plan the ceremony of your dreams! Photographers, DJs, officiants, wedding planners, venues, jewelers, invitations and more. Free raffle giveaways, LGBT wedding planning tips and trends.
HRC North Carolina Gala
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College St., Charlotte
The Human Rights Campaign presents their annual North Carolina Gala. The group expects more than 1,500 attendees at their signature local fundraising event. Information and tickets are available online.
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Last updated: January 15, 2015, 6:04 p.m.