UNC Charlotte’s Collegiate Recovery Community will be the beneficiary of the inaugural Charlotte Heroes in Recovery 6K Run/Walk scheduled for 8:00 AM, Saturday, June 21, at Reedy Creek Park.
According to its website, Heroes in Recovery is a movement ignited by Foundations Recovery Network and the widespread community to eliminate the social stigma that keeps individuals with addiction and mental health issues from seeking help.
"This race is the type of community event that draws attention to the important work that we do every day," stated Carol Rose, marketing specialist for the Collegiate Recovery Community. "We work hard to break down the cultural stereotypes and stigmas associated with addiction, and we want people to celebrate recovery and put the spotlight on healthy lifestyles."
A photography exhibition in honor of Holocaust survivor and UNC Charlotte professor emerita Susan Cernyak-Spatz opens with a community reception on Sunday, April 27 at 5:00 PM in the College of Education, room 402.
The exhibit, titled "Susan Cernyak-Spatz: Auschwitz-Birkenau Survivor and the Lives She Touches," features photographs by Matthew Brien, a photographer and UNC Charlotte student. The images depict Cernyak-Spatz with students and alumni. The event will feature music and reflections from people who are depicted with Cernyak-Spatz.
The College of Arts + Architecture and the Department of Languages and Culture Studies in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are sponsoring the event, which also received support from the German program in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies.