Founding - May 2020
The Reimagining America Project began its work in May 2020 immediately after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler and former Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts met in the street protests that night in Charlotte. They walked together and lamented the fact that racial bias and discrimination continues to cause harm to our nation, and too many past efforts have not focused on the root of the problem. They decided to gather others to focus together on more lasting solutions, and held the first commission meeting in May 2020.
1st Public Hearing - May 2021
The Reimagining America Project hosted its first public hearing, entitled The Racialization of the Criminal Justice System. This hearing featured many notable witnesses, including state Senator Mohammed.
The Reimagining America Project named Reverend Claude Forehand as Executive Director.
Claude Forehand Named Executive
Director - 2022
The Reimagining America Project collaborated with The Carter Center to host a virtual 90-minute town hall, featuring cybersecurity experts, election officials, and election law attorneys from both sides of the aisle. They addressed public concerns about electronic voting machines and hacking, explained the secure process for collecting and counting votes, and advised on how challenges, recounts and fraud allegations are dealt with through proper legal channels. Our event was moderated by Tim Boyum, Spectrum News 1 Political Anchor and Capital Tonight host.
Trusted Elections Tour - Sept 2022
In-Person Retreat - July 2022
The Reimagining America Project hosted its first in-person retreat for the Board and Commissioners to convene and share a vision for the future. The retreat was held at the Galilee Center in Charlotte, NC and lunch was provided by Community Kitchen Cafe (www.communitykitchenclt.org)