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2013 Gantt Symposium featuring Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Jun 27 , 2013 · KNIGHT THEATER at Levine Center for the Arts

$10 - $50

With Wells Fargo’s generous support, the Harvey B. Gantt Center will welcome Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to Charlotte as the inaugural speaker for the 2013 Gantt Symposium. Dr. Gates’ “Finding Your Roots,” is a lively discussion about individual lineage and American history. He will address research and DNA analysis and will also share poignant family stories.

This lecture is an annual event hosted by the Center and its institution’s namesake, Harvey Bernard Gantt, to engage all Charlotte citizens in a conversation about important topics that are relevant to the community-at-large, moving us toward the city’s goal of building a better charlotte. Dr. Gates’ presentation will be followed by a Q&A session facilitated by Harvey Gantt.

Following the symposium, guests are invited to attend a special opening preview of The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey during a reception with the Kinsey family at the Gantt Center. This is a special opportunity for symposium guests to view the collection with Bernard and Shirley Kinsey before it opens to the public on Saturday, June 29. 

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Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.

DESIGNATED PARKING GARAGE
Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage
Located at 550 S. Tryon Street with an entrance on W. Stonewall Street.

Pay as you enter the garage.

*The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.

CLICK HERE for parking information for Spirit Square events. (McGlohon Theater, Duke Energy Theater)

CLICK HERE for parking information for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center events. (Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater)

Accessibility

Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience.

  • Infrared listening system for people with hearing impairments
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances in the Knight Theater, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the corner of 1st and S. Tryon Streets.

SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At the Knight Theater, simply ask any usher for assistance.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.

SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING

Interpreting
Certain performances at the Performing Arts Center will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Listening Devices
Infrared hearing amplification is available free of charge for all performances in the Performing Arts Center and Spirit Square. In the Knight Theater, patrons may ask an usher for assistance.

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