Here are some facts about East Charlotte:
Many organizations in Charlotte aim to help struggling refugees and residents of our city. Here are some statistics of need for our community according to the U.S Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey:
o 35.7% of all Hispanic children
o 30.7% of all Black children
o 19.7% of all Asian children
· Charlotte was cited as last in the country for upward mobility
In the Child’s Best Interest, a report by the International Human Rights Law Clinic, the Warren Institute at UC Berkeley School of Law, and the Immigration Law Clinic at the UC Davis School of Law finds that:
More than 100,000 children were affected by parental deportation between 1997 and 2007.
· At least 88,000 of these children were U.S. citizens
· 217,000 other immediate family members were affected by the deportation.
The deportation of parents has a negative impact on their U.S. citizen children.
· According to a report from the Urban Institute, many families who lose a parent to deportation experience housing instability and food insufficiency because of lost income.
· Other adverse behaviors experienced by children facing the deportation of a parent include changes in eating and sleeping habits, increased episodes of crying and lower grades in school.
Rosalia Torres-Weiner painted this mural with a budget that only covered materials, not her time or labor. It’s a larger wall, and since her son often painted with her during her private commission days, she asked him to assist with this project as well. He asked how much he was going to get paid and she responded “Nada.” One day an elderly gentleman approached them while they were painting. He said “Que Dios te bendigo” or “God Bless You.” Torres-Weiner told her son that, was their payment.
Here are clues to help you identify all of the neighborhood dogs: