Image Activist Alvin C. Jacobs, Jr.
Sunday, January 17 at 1:00 p.m.
This event will take place via Zoom:

Just hours after the George Floyd murder inflamed passions in the streets of Minneapolis, Charlotte photographer Alvin C. Jacobs, Jr. was on this way there. For days he walked the streets of Minneapolis capturing images of the protests and actions that took place in response to Floyd’s murder.

On Sunday, January 17 at 1:00 p.m. we will welcome Jacobs as our guest in a very special session created for our congregation. He will share some of his photographs from those days in Minneapolis, offering us a street-level perspective on what actually happened there.

In conversation with our minister, Jay Leach, Alvin will share his observations and recount conversations he had during those tumultuous days. He’ll offer his perspective on parts of the narrative that were not represented and on parts of this story that were misrepresented.

A celebrated photographer whose work has been featured in prominent museum exhibits here in Charlotte, Jacob’s work spans many genres and interests. You can read more about him at

We’re honored to welcome Alvin Jacobs back to the UUCC. As we continue our year-long exploration on “barriers, boundaries and belonging,” this opportunity will invite us into deeper exploration of often hidden dynamic that fray our social fabric.