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Catholic News Herald

Serving Christ and Connecting Catholics in Western North Carolina

Ralph McCloud, director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, will speak about “The Intersection of Poverty, Race, and Wealth in America” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at St. Eugene Church, located at 72 Culvern St. in Asheville.

This is a bilingual event, offered in English and Spanish. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Joseph Purello, director of Catholic Charities’ Social Concerns and Advocacy office, will join McCloud for a related talk two days later at St. Gabriel Church in Charlotte. They will speak on “The Intersection of Poverty, Race, and Wealth, and Health Outcomes in America – A Review of Current Data and Research” from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at St. Gabriel Church, located at 3016 Providence Road in Charlotte.

RSVP to these events, which are sponsored by Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte and the diocesan African American Affairs Ministry, by Monday, May 15. Go to www.ccdoc.org/education for details.