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Announcements November 2007



There was no Forum on Nov. 6, Election Day.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from
Nov. 13, 2007:
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Next week at the Forum: League of Women Voters reports on study of equity funding and weighted student funding program in CMS.
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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 ettscon3@aol.com
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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.
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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 Klenz.
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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 jefsenp@usa.redcross.org
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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 thomas@drthomasmoore.com or 704-491-4317.
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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."
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement to save March 6, 2008 for the daylong Charlotte-Mecklenburg Women's Summit at UNCC. More information: www.womenssummit.uncc.edu

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Nov. 20, 2007:
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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.
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Forum messages reach 358 addressees.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Nov. 27, 2007:
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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.
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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 queencharlotte33@bellsouth.net.
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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 celebratebea@hotmail.com.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Forum messages reach 358 addressees.

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