Nov. 24, 2015
The co-chairs of the Opportunity Task Force offered a window into what they say their first months of investigation have taught them about the factors that led to Charlotte-Mecklenburg being listed 50th on a list of 50 urban areas in terms of the economic mobility of the community’s poorest citizens.
Also presenting today was Brenda Robinson, who told some of her story of being the first African-American female pilot in the Navy. She described how she has focused since retiring on using aviation to open young people to thinking about life opportunities they had not considered. Robinson’s presentation is here.
The Task Force presentation by Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown and Dee O’Dell is below. The tape of the live broadcast has been edited to remove music unrelated to their presentation that was flagged by YouTube as a copyright violation. The scribe apologizes for the loss of quality during editing.
During their presentation, Garmon-Brown and O’Dell referred to a number of slides. They gave permission to include those slides on this page. The slides appear in the video below, but also as pictures below the video. The slides may be downloaded as a PDF file here.