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Announcements November 2007
There was no Forum on Nov. 6, Election Day.
Nov. 13, 2007:
Next week at the Forum: League of Women Voters reports on study of equity
funding and weighted student funding program in CMS.
Dwayne Patterson, Southern Regional Organizer for Washington-based Center
for Community Change, announced that the Center needs help holding an
NC-wide event in Charlotte on the occasion of the Center's Heartland
Presidential Forum to be held in Des Moines, Iowa, on Dec. 1. The NC event,
from 1 p.m. until after dinner, is expected to include a simulcast of the
Des Moines forum, voter registration and press conferences. To find out how
to help with the Charlotte event, contact Ella Scarborough at
Dr. Randolf Tobias of Huntersville, retired associate professor of
educational leadership at City University of New York and an adjunct
professor teaching educational psychology at Belmont Abbey College, visiting
the Forum for the first time, was asked to describe his latest book,
"Ensuring Success in Math and Science: Curriculum and Teaching Strategies
for At-Risk Learners (Paper, 194 pp., Solution Tree, 1-1-07, $21.95) Tobias
said he was a curriculum specialist and explored curriculum development
using math and science as examples.
Sarah Stevenson announced that she had heard that a Mixed-Use Housing
Coalition was meeting all day Friday, Nov. 16. Richard McElrath, asked for
the details, said that people interested in attending should contact Mary
Pam Jefsen announced that Class VII of the American Leadership Forum would
hold a community conversation about homelessness this Wednesday, Nov. 14,
from 7-9 p.m. at the Levine Museum, 200 E. 7th St. Guests are Ron Hall and
Denver Moore, authors of "The Same Kind of Different as Me"
(www.samekindofdifferentasme.com). To attend, RSVP to Jefsen at
Thomas Moore left an announcement that Mecklenburg Ministries would sponsor
its 32nd annual Interfaith Thansgiving Service on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.
at S.t Gabriel Catholic Church, 3028 Providence Rd. The Rev. Dr. Greg Moss
of St. Paulís Baptist Church will give the sermon. The choir for the service
will rehearse Sunday, Nov. 18, from 7-8:30 p.m. and Monday from 7-8:30. For
more information about the choir, contact choir director Thomas Moore at
email@example.com or 704-491-4317.
Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that the Mecklenburg County Domestic
Violence Advocacy Council would march on The Square in Uptown Charlotte on
Thursday, Nov. 15 from 12:15-1:00 p.m., following the reported slaying of
William Brouillard, 26, by his estranged wife. "This is the ninth domestic
violence related homicide in 2007 in Mecklenburg County. There were five at
this time last year and a total of six for all of 2006.... The Domestic
Violence Advocacy Council organizes awareness marches every Thursday
following a death in Mecklenburg County in which domestic violence is
believed to have played a role."
Michael Sexton sent in an announcement to save March 6, 2008 for the daylong
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Women's Summit at UNCC. More information:
ANNOUNCEMENTS from Nov. 20, 2007:
Thomas Moore announced this year's 32nd annual Interfaith Thansgiving
Service will be held tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at St. Gabriel
Catholic Church, 3028 Providence Rd. The Rev. Dr. Greg Moss of St.
Paulís Baptist Church will give the sermon.
Forum messages reach 358 addressees.
ANNOUNCEMENTS from Nov. 27, 2007:
Sarah Stevenson announced that the Forum would hold its annual Christmas
party on Tuesday, Dec. 18. She asked that all participants bring an
objet d'art -- or just an objet object -- for the annual games.
Queen Thompson announced that she would hold a meeting Wednesday at 2
p.m. at her Eastland Mall offices to identify alternatives to expulsion
of students from schools. Information: 704-661-6568 or
Carlenia Ivory announced a 30th Anniversary Celebration in Broadcasting
Roast for Bea Thompson for this Friday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m., with roast
at 8 p.m., at Tempo, 4809 Wilkinson Blvd. For $40 tickets contact
Carlenia Ivory at 704-712-4402 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cynthia Neagle Maxwell announced that Legal Services of Southern
Piedmont is looking for people who might benefit from a program that
expunges from the record the non-felony convictions that often prevent
people from later obtaining employment. Eligible people would have no
felony convictions, have no prior expungements, and be financially
eligible for legal aid services. For information, call 704-376-1600.
Sarah Stevenson announced a Dec. 7 breakfast to celebrate the 10th
anniversary of the Community Building Initiative. Time is 7:30-11 a.m.
at the Charlotte Cenvention Center, 501 S. College St. Online
registration form is at www.communitybuildinginitiative.org/email.asp.
For information, call Dianne English at 704-333-2595.
Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that the Tuesday, Dec. 4 Lunch &
Learn meeting would feature Wanda Anderson from the Shelter for Battered
Women and focus on "How Domestic Violence Support Groups Work." The
monthly meetings are held at 12:30 at St. Peter's Catholic, 507 S. Tryon
St. More information: 704-432-1568.
Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that the Domestic Violence
Advocacy Council would light a tree on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at The
Square downtown to honor the 58 people who died due to doemstic violence
in North Carolina this year.
Forum messages reach 358 addressees.
The Forum welcomes all persons to its meetings
beginning at 8 a.m. most Tuesdays of the year
at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2222 Kendall Drive, Charlotte, NC
down the hill from West Charlotte High School.