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Announcements October 2007



Announcements from Oct. 2, 2007:

Next week at the Forum: Pat McCrory, candidate for re-election as Charlotte mayor.
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Nelson Adesegha announced that the Black Political Caucus would hold its annual Awards Banquet on Oct. 5 at the Airport Sheraton, 3315 Scott Futrell Dr., off Billy Graham Parkway. Reception at 6, banquet at 7. Info: Dwayne Collins at connie@bpccharlotte.com.
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Deacon Jones announced the 92nd annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, being held Wednesday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J.M. Keynes Dr. Details: www.asalh.org/92ndconvention.html
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Richard McElrath announced that the NAACP would meet to make its election endorsements on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 4 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church at 7th and McDowell Streets.
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The Forum opens at 8 a.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2400 Kendall Drive, just down the hill from West Charlotte High School. The phone number is 704-393-1560.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 9, 2007:
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Bobby Drakeford announced a street dedication ceremony and lunch for Oct. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Statesville and Oaklawn Avenues in Greenville. The event is to honor Greenville community businessmen Walter Taylor Sr. and Romeo Alexander, for whom two streets have been named.
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Richard McElrath introduced Frank Hill, new CEO of Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education.
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Deacon Jones announced that longtime Forum attendee Rev. Fred Griffin was extremely ill, and encouraged Forum members to call Pastor Griffin.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that there were still tee times available for next Monday's American Society for Industrial Security 9th Annual ASIS Golf Tournament at Emerald Lakes Golf Club to benefit the Mecklenburg County Women's Commission. Information, call Thomas Vidak at 1-800-868-2876.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that Mecklenburg Ministries and the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council would co-sponsor the Ministries' Oct. 11 Food for Thought luncheon, which will focus on "Sacred Silence: Domestic Abuse and the Faith Community" featuring two survivors of domestic violence who will share "insights to how the faith community can be more proactive" on the issue. The lunch is at noon at Covenant Presbyterian, 1000 E. Morehead St. Program is free; lunch is $6. To make reservations, call 704-347-2404 or email meckmin@meckmin.org.
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Forum messages reach 357 addressees.
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The Forum opens at 8 a.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2400 Kendall Drive, just down the hill from West Charlotte High School. The phone number is 704-393-1560.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 16, 2007:
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Decker Ngongang announced a collaboration between Generation Engage and Mecklenburg Ministries on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church at the corner of Seventh and McDowell Streets. The event, "Race and Justice: Is There Really Justice for All? A follow up to the Jena 6 Louisiana Case" will include a panel discussion. Panelists include the Rev. Dr. Dwayne Walker, Senior Pastor of Little Rock AME Zion Church; Dr. Madeline McClenney-Sadler, a professor of Old Testament at Union Seminary and founder of the Exodus Foundation; Imam Khalil Akbar, spiritual leader of Ash Shaheed Mosque and chaplain in the correctional system of North Carolina; a representative from the law practice of Ferguson Stein Chambers; and Rev. Jay Leach, senior pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte.
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Sarah Stevenson announced for Blanche Penn a request for Forum members to be present tonight at 6 p.m. at the Government Center as county commissioners are scheduled to debate issues related to saggy pants and indecent exposure by teens.
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West Charlotte Recreation Director Calandra Barnes announced that in the gymnasium following next week's Forum, the Parks and Recreation Commission would hold a briefing on its new master plan. She invited all Forum participants to move from one meeting to the other next week.
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Forum participants welcomed Sarah Stevenson back from recent knee surgery. Stevenson sat in the back, but there was little question who was in charge. At one point Kaye McGarry called Deacon Jones "Malachi." The audience erupted in laughter. "Please, please, please call me Deacon," said Jones. "A thousand apologies," McGarry responded. "I normally don't beg, but Kaye, PLEASE call me Deacon." "I'M Malachi," quipped Dr. Thomas Moore. Malachi Greene, facilitator for the discussion Tuesday morning, joined the laughter. But from the back of the room came a familiar if slightly faint voice: "Mamma's back. Let's get back to business."
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Forum messages reach 356 addressees.

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No announcements were made at the Oct. 23 Forum.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 30, 2007:
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Next week: No meeting on Election Day.

Nov. 13: Westside leader John Crawford and Rev. Marty McCarthy, pastor at St. John's Episcopal Church on Carmel Road, about an Episcopal school on the west side.
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Hank Jonker announced that Jennifer Roberts would meet with constituents this Friday, Nov. 2, at 8 a.m. at Landmark Restaurant, 4429 Central Ave.
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Ahmad Daniels sent in an announcement from Citizens Against the School Bonds calling a press conference for noon Monday, Nov. 5 at Thomasboro Elementary, 538 Bradford Drive. The group believes "bricks and mortar do not educate students. Good, qualified and experienced teachers who care educate kids." Among those listed as supporting Citizens Against the School Bonds are: NC Coalition of Family Justice, Stop the Killings, Millions More Movement-Charlotte, Tom Davis, Lewis Guignard, Lindalyn Kakadellis, People United for Education, Genesis Project 1, Inc., Carolina Association of Black Women Entrepreneur and Carolinas Advocates for Legal Reform.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that the League of Women Voters of Charlotte-Mecklenburg general meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Child & Family Services Center, 601 E. 5th St., will focus on issues of domestic violence and will be open to the public. Dr. Jen Hartman from UNCC will present the findings of the LWV-CM Domestic Violence Court Study. Kit Gruelle, documentary filmmaker, will present a viewing of her film, “Private Violence - The Movement Against Battering in America.” Information: Morgan Cromwell at 704-497-4180 or www.goleaguego.org.
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Mary Williams sent in an announcement that Community Link is offering weekly homeownership education classes and monthly Spanish classes. Information: 704-943-3596 or registration form at www.communitylink-nc.org.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that the free Domestic Violence “Lunch & Learn” program on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 12:30 p.m. will focus on the RAVE Project website, www.theraveproject.com. Presenter is Cathy DeLoach-Lewis with The RAVE Project. The workshop will show how to download online domestic violence trainings, obtain insights from social workers to ministry leaders, and how to find local shelters. The program will be at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 507 S. Tryon St.
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Forum messages reach 359 addressees.

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at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2222 Kendall Drive, Charlotte, NC
down the hill from West Charlotte High School.