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Announcements October 2005
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 11, 2005:
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Upcoming at the Forum:
Oct. 18: Parent groups including ECAC (Exceptional Children Assistance Center of Davidson), Parent Voices, Winners Plus Agency.
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T.B. Haynes announced the second annual Community Health Symposium, "Minority Health: Defining the Disparity Dilemma," on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center. Tickets: $60. Info: 704-332-5819.
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Neil Carroll from Parks & Recreation announced a second community workshop for Revolution Regional Sports and Learning Academy on Monday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at Arbor Glen Outreach Center, 1520 Clanton Rd.; and a third community workshop for West Park in Third Ward, the workshop to be held at Johnson & Wales University Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
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Blanche Penn announced the following West Charlotte Recreation Center activities: a "Tough Guise" men and boys sleepover from 9 p.m. Nov. 18 to 9 a.m. Nov. 19, $10; a "Teens Kicking It" program Monday, Oct. 17 from 5-6 p.m., ages 12-18, free; a Maddden 06 Tournament, Election Day, ages 11-30, $3; volleyball single elimination tournament Thursday, Oct. 20, 4 p.m., $3; kick-ball Thursday, Oct. 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m., ages 8 and up, free; NBA Life 06 Tournament, Tuesday, Nov. 15, ages 10-25, $3. Penn also said Parks & Recreation would help sponsor a free Wellness Fair for adults "55 or better" on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Forest Hill Church, 7224 Park Rd.
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Thomas Moore announced that he is seeking organizations to help sponsor a visit by the Morehouse College choir to Charlotte next April.
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Dr. Vernon Herron announced that the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum would celebrate Sarah Stevenson's 80th birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 25, and asked for donations. "Those checks are not a fund-raiser but an expression of appreciation and love, for she IS the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum. Let's make this a great occasion."
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement of a Monday, Oct. 24 prescreening and discussion of "Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories," at 1 p.m. at the Police Training Academy, 1770 Shopton Rd. To reserve a seat: 704-432-1568 by Oct. 18. "Breaking the Silence" airs Oct. 26 on PBS and "chronicles the impact of domestic violence on children and the recurring failings of courts across the country to protect them from their abusers. In stark and often poignant interviews, children and battered mothers tell their stories of abuse at home and continued trauma within the courts." The event is part of the Women's Commission's schedule of events marking Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Details: WomenÕs Commission at 704-336-3210 or The Shelter For Battered Women at 704-332-2513.
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Sylvia Grier sent in announcement that the Millions More Movement Local Organizing Committee would hold a community planning meeting after the Millions More March on Monday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2400 Kendall Dr. On Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at Greenville Memorial AME Zion, 6116 Montieth Dr. in Hidden Valley, the LOC will hold "an evening of Dialogue and Experience Sharing from the rally. Learn what you can do and what others are doing to make their communities a better place to live, work, raise a family and thrive in Charlotte."
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Gray Newman sent in the following message: "On Nov. 8, the voters of Mecklenburg County will be casting their votes for not only Mayor, City Council and School Board but also for one of the largest bond packages in our County's history. The League of Women Voters will be sponsoring a debate on this bond package on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Government Center. The panelists will include representatives from the Citizens for Effective Government, The Vote Yes Committee, and the John Locke Foundation. There will be a moderated question and answer session followed by questions from the audience. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Gray Newman with the League of Women Voters at 704-609-3160."

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 18, 2005:
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Upcoming at the Forum:
Oct. 25: 80th Birthday Party for Mrs. Sarah Stevenson. Full breakfast $5.
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School board member Louise Woods announced that the board on next Tuesday, Oct. 25, would vote on student assignment policies affecting middle schools. As it is written, the proposal will create for each magnet "basically an open lottery for magnets. That has not worked across the country for creating diversity at magnet schools." She invited listeners to "support some of us who would like to strengthen" that policy proposal to ensure diversity at the magnets. "Next Tuesday is the critical time."
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Thomas Moore suggested that listeners encourage their congregations hold prayer services "for our children and families" in advance of the Nov. 8 election. "We've tried about everything else."
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Sarah Stevenson and Laura McClettie announced that they were working toward devoting one meeting of the Forum each month to updates from a variety of community agencies on what they do and what is new at the agency. "As we celebrate the years that we have been meeting...," McClettie said, "we need to disseminate more information.... You walk away [from the Forum] with a bunch of information. What you do with it is critical."
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Queen Thompson announced that WTVI would air Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. its documentary, "African Americans of Charlotte."
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Teresa Villamarin announced that after eight years she had resigned from Catholic Social Services, that Program Esperanza had folded, and that effective Nov. 1 she would be working for NCCJ, the National Conference for Community and Justice.
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Rodney Moore announced that the NAACP Charlotte chapter meets the fourth Thursday (Oct. 27) of each month at Weeping Willow AME Zion, 2220 Milton Rd. "We have some real serious issues" facing the country, including gentrificiation, resegregation and the 2007 revisitation of the Voting Rights Act, he said. "For almost a century we have been at the forefront of working for everyone's rights."
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School board member Louise Woods encouraged all to visit newly rebuilt Billlingsville Elementary, to see the likeness of Mr. Billings displayed at the school, to learn "what happened with the community coming together to bring a school to the community" in the early 20th century and "to see what bonds have done for our schools."
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Michael Sexton sent in the following message: "On [today] Oct. 18th at 2 p.m., to coincide with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will host a Web Forum discussion with Anne Munch on assisting victims of domestic violence. For more than 18 years, Ms. Munch has been dedicated to working with victims of violent crimes with an emphasis on domestic violence and sexual assault. She is currently the supervisor of the 'Fast Track' domestic violence unit in the Jefferson County District AttorneyÕs Office in Golden, Colorado. Ms. Munch is an acknowledged national expert in providing training and consultation to local, state, national, and military law enforcement officials, prosecutors, victim advocates, and policymakers and is on the teaching faculty for the American Prosecutors Research Institute, the National Judicial Education Program, and the National College of District Attorneys." Participate by logging in from www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement of a Monday, Oct. 24 prescreening and discussion of "Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories," at 1 p.m. at the Police Training Academy, 1770 Shopton Rd. To reserve a seat: 704-432-1568 by today, Oct. 18. "Breaking the Silence" airs Oct. 26 on PBS and "chronicles the impact of domestic violence on children and the recurring failings of courts across the country to protect them from their abusers. In stark and often poignant interviews, children and battered mothers tell their stories of abuse at home and continued trauma within the courts." The event is part of the Women's Commission's schedule of events marking Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Details: WomenÕs Commission at 704-336-3210 or The Shelter For Battered Women at 704-332-2513.
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Sylvia Grier sent in a message from Howard McClure: "On Monday, Oct. 24, the Citizens Council for Equal Opportunity (CCEO) will hold a special meeting at Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church to discuss critical legislation to provide legal services to the indigent in certain civil matters. In addition to the various groups that will be represented, N.C. House Speaker Jim Black, N.C. Senator Malcolm Graham, and N.C. Representative Becky Carney plan to attend. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m., and the address for Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church is 747 West Trade Street."
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Sylvia Grier sent in announcement that the Millions More Movement Local Organizing Committee will hold "an evening of Dialogue and Experience Sharing from the rally" tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at Greenville Memorial AME Zion, 6116 Montieth Dr. in Hidden Valley. "Learn what you can do and what others are doing to make their communities a better place to live, work, raise a family and thrive in Charlotte."
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James Worsley of Parks & Recreation sent in an announcement of an Oct. 29 Community Yard Sale at Independence Park (300 Hawthorne Lane) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. "The Yard Sale gives everyone an opportunity to buy, sell, or trade their unique treasures in a community setting. All proceeds from the event will help sponsor homeless youth and teen programs and activities within the Therapeutic Recreation Division. Some of these programs include: Summer Day Camp and Summer Experiences, Community inclusion programs, and programs that focus on increasing self-esteem. [Organizations] Purchase your table today and sell all your treasures! Tables are $25 each. Please register by Oct. 24. Information: James Worsley at (704) 336-5954.
 


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