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Announcements March 2009

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The Forum did not meet on March 3, 2009, due to icy roads left over from Sunday's snowstorm and because West Charlotte Recreation Center staff said they would not know until Tuesday morning whether the center would open in time for the Forum.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from March 10, 2009:
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Charlotte Housing Authority Commissioner Joel Ford announced the availability of the Authority's printed annual report. He invited readers to fill in the reader response card attached to the report.
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Thomas Moore announced that Richard Harrison, a resident of McCreesh Place and a participant in two of Moore's choirs, was featured on the cover of the Charlotte Weekly. More at http://www.huntersvilleherald.com/archive_papers/cw/cw2009_03_06.pdf
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Ken Koontz announced that DVDs of "The Mountaintop: Five Historic Days," the WENS-TV Inauguration Week video coverage, are now available for sale. See Koontz for pricing details.
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Reginald Johnson sent in an announcement of free career transition workshops he is conducting at the Stratford Richardson YMCA, 1946 West Blvd. The workshops on starting a job search, retooling skills, effective networking and interview skills will be on Thursdays, March 12, 19 and 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. Johnson is CEO of Creative Solutions.
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Longtime Forum participant Ahmad Daniels has recently been hired as executive director of CAIR-AZ, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Arizona chapter. The chapter says it is "dedicated to presenting an Islamic perspective on issues of importance to the American public. In offering that perspective, we seek to empower the Muslim community in America through political and social activism." The 501(c)(3) nonprofit's website is www.cairaz.org. The group's announcements do not state whether Daniels has moved to Arizona.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement of a presentation and discussion led by two staff members of the Seattle-based Faith Trust Institute on the subject of "engaging with community faith leaders in your response to domestic violence. The event is Thursday, March 19 from 2-4 p.m. at the Hall Marshall Building kitchen, 700 N. Tryon St. COst is $15 per 3-5-member group. Register at 206-634-1903 extension 22. More info: www.faithtrustinstitute.org.
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Michael Sexton passed along an announcement of"A Circle of Caring: Domestic Violence Community Awareness Conference" scheduled for Sunday, March 29 from 3-5:30 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville. "The seminar will feature expert advice and discussion from Lake Norman domestic abuse experts and aid agencies including Dove House, United Family Services, My Sister’s House and the Iredell and Alexander County District Attorney. It’s free and participants are encouraged to bring their used cell phones to donate to victims of domestic violence." The seminar is sponsored by The Lake Norman Jewish Congregation, Congregation Emanuel, Beth Shalom of Lake Norman and the Jewish Council of Lake Norman.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from March 17, 2009:
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Next week at the Forum: Mary Wilson, director, Mecklenburg Department of Social Services.
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Anna Hood announced that a special meeting of of the Black Political Caucus will be held this Sunday, March 22 at 6 p.m. at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2600 Beatties Ford Rd.
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Blanche Penn passed along an announcement of a Daughter-Mother Tea sponsored by JBU Performing Arts on Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at Tuckaseegee Recreation Center, 4820 Tuckaseegee Rd, including a fashion show, live entertainment, lunch, unity ceremony, silent auctions, workshops and a shopping mall. Flyer does not mention admission fee. Sponsorship and advertising information: 704-394-4440. More information: www.jbuproductions.com/6.html.
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Mary Klenz passed on an announcement of "A Woman at the Table: A Better Feast for All," a forum in the Economic Impact Series at UNC Charlotte from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28. Cost is $20. Keynoter is Victoria Budson, executive director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard University's Kennedy School. Further information: www..womenssummit.uncc.edu.
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In connection with Tuesday's presentation by women who were "firsts" during desegregation of Carolinas institutions, Delores Johnson Hurt of the National Association fo Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs and current French teacher at West Charlotte High School, wrote that she was "one of the two first undergraduates to integrate Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, in 1964. She was also the first black student from South Carolina to receive the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Fellowship to study abroad at the University of Nice, France." More information: deloreshurt@yahoo.com.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that advance registration (save $15) closes Friday, March 20 for the 4th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference sponsored by the Violence Prevention Committee at Carolinas Medical Center. Fees are $70 by Friday, $85 after Friday. "Youth Violence Prevention: It's Never Too Early to Start" will be held Frday March 27 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd., from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Brochure is at
www.charlotteahec.org/ce/brochures/20090327_25718_youth_violence_prevention_conference.pdf
Online registration is at
www.charlotteahec.org/ce/program_schedule/index.cfm
A free teacher-parent forum on "Raising Today's Kids to Resist Violence Tomorrow" will be held at the churh Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement of the Avon Walk The Course Against Domestic Violence at Quail Hollow Golf Course, 3700 Glen Eagles Rd., on Tuesday, April 28. The 18-hole walk begins at 5:15 p.m., the 9-hole walk at 6:15 p.m. Proceeds benefit domestic violence organizations in the Charlotte area. Online registration is at www.walkthecourseagainstdv.org.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from March 24, 2009:
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Pam Jefsen announced the annual fund-raising luncheon for the American Red Cross for Wednesday, April 1 at noon at the Westin, 601 S. College St.
Register to be a guest or a table captain at 704-347-8228 or wwwredcrosshelps.org/thereason.
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Toni Freeman announced that Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education would sponsor a summit on public education on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 a.m. featuring Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 201 S. McDowell St. Cost is $45 per person or $400 for tables of 10. A panel after Pitts' speech will include District Judge Rickye McKoy-Mitchell, Chamber President Bob Morgan, CMS Supt. Peter Gorman and Pitts. Register at www.mecked.org/EducationForum.asp
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Ken Koontz announced that DVDs of "The Mountaintop: Five Historic Days," the WENS-TV Inauguration Week video coverage, are now available for sale. See Koontz for pricing details.
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Thomas Moore announced that he had resigned from the staff of Myers Park United Methodist Church as Staff Associate and Music Director for Church In The Round. [The church will honor Moore's work at the conclusion of his final Church in the Round service this Sunday at 9:30 a.m., March 29. A "love offering" for Thomas is being collected. Send checks to MPUMC, with Dr. Moore on the notation line, to 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte NC 28207.]
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Carlenia Ivory left a flyer announcing a Parent University evening with the Charlotte Checkers hockey team on Saturday, April 4. CMS families and CMS employees can register for two free tickets and discounted tickets at $5 in cash each. Early registration for tickets may be accomplished before 11 a.m. on Friday, April 3 online at

http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/info/summary.aspx?e=59d06b26-97ae-4c1b-a4a2-671366c95974

The flyer says those who do not register online may bring the flyer to the game between 5 and 6 p.m. to pick up the two free tickets and purchase others.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement of "Fusion of Mecklenburg Women and Culture," an evening of prose and poetry on Thursday, March 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the main library, 310 N. Tryon St. Sponsors include the Mecklenburg County Community Support Services/Women's Commission Division and ENHEART
Publishing. "The evening is a global literary look at the experience of women and culture through the original poetry and prose work of some of
our local women. The participants live throughout Mecklenburg County and represent different ethnicities, ages and experiences."

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from March 31, 2009:

Next week at the Forum: Molly Griffin, chairperson of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education.
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Marilyn Marks announced a meeting of an emerging Food Policy Network for Tuesday, April 28 at 4 p.m. at the Health Department, 2845 Beatties Ford Rd.
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Thereasea Elder announced that the Charlotte Chapter of the National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women's Clubs would honor County Manager Harry Jones on April 18 at Renaissance Conference Center, 3165 Zion Renaissance Ln.
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Natheley McElrath announced that the Black Women's Caucus would hold its 26th annual Blackberry Brunch on June 27. Tickets are available from McElrath and other Caucus members. Guest speaker is Belinda Tolbert, who played Jenny Willis on the the TV show "The Jeffersons."
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Wilhelmenia Rembert announced that her sister-in-law, Gloria Rembert, who is acting chair of the Black Political Caucus, has invited all past members and nonmembers to become active in the Black Political Caucus. She said e-mail and postal mail fliers to that effect would be mailed shortly.
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Joel Ford announced that the Mecklenburg Democratic Party would hold its annual convention on Saturday, April 18 at Elizabeth Traditional School. Keynote speaker is mayoral candidate Anthony Foxx.
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Rahman Khan, founder of GoodWorks Media Group, announced that he was looking for nominations of middle and high school students doing good works in the community to be considered for the GoodWorks Youth Award.
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Sarah Stevenson repeated Pam Jefsen's earlier invitation to the free annual fund-raising luncheon for the American Red Cross for this Wednesday, April 1 at noon at the Westin, 601 S. College St. Register to be a guest or a table captain at 704-347-8228 or wwwredcrosshelps.org/thereason.
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Michael Sexton sent in a message announcing screenings of "The Talk," a movie described by Gideon Media Arts Conference & Film Festival Co-Founder Lori Marett as “…a gripping demonstration of God’s ability to heal the most devastated marriage.” Screenings are at the Afro-American Cutural Center at 7th and McDowell Sts. Times are April 1-4 and April 9-10 at 7 p.m. and April 4 at 2 p.m. Admission is $12. More info: www.aacc-charlotte.org. A trailer of the movie is at www.seethetalk.com.
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Michael Sexton passed on a message that Queen City Pizza Depot, 2212 Park Rd., would donate a portion of sales on Monday, April 6 to the Council for Children's Rights "to support the Council's mission to stand up for every child's right to be safe, healthy and educated." More info and coupons are at
www.cfcrights.org/pdf/Queen%20City%20Pizza%20Depot%20flyer.pdf
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Donna Jenkins Dawson passed on an announcement of a free panel discussion on Wednesday, April 15 at 6 p.m. at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St. Titled "Space for Justice: Race and Class in Our Justice System," the evening takes "a closer look at changes in Charlotte's law enforcement, judicial, and correctional systems and their capacity to handle our evolving demographics." Panelists include: James Ferguson, Founding Partner, Ferguson, Stein, Chambers, Gresham & Sumter, P.A.; Dr. Bruce A. Arrigo, Professor of Criminal Justice, UNC Charlotte; Dr. Carmen Walker-Harris, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Johnson C. Smith University; and Dr. Jennifer Hartman, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, UNC Charlotte. Online registration is at
http://video.uncc.edu/conversations/register.php
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe would be speaker for the Crime Victims' Coalition lunch marking National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, to be held Thursday, April 30 at noon at Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, 747 W. Trade St. Reservations by April 13 are $10, $15 thereafter. RSVP to Shirley Rutledge at (704) 338-3119.
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Donna Jenkins Dawson passed along an announcement of a public forum titled, "How Can We Advance Needed Juicial Reforms?: Making the system work for everyone in this critical and historical time." Sponsors are Urban League Guild of Central Carolinas, Democracy North Carolina, and Generation Engage. Invited guests include Superior Court Judge Yvonne Mims-Evans, District Court Judge Hugh B. Lewis, District Court Judge Charlotte Brown-Williams, District Court Judge Kimberly Best and Robert Dawkins, Community Organizer with Democracy North Carolina. The forum is Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Urban League offices, 740 W. 5th St.
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Ken Koontz announced that DVDs of "The Mountaintop: Five Historic Days," the WENS-TV Inauguration Week video coverage, are now available for sale. See Koontz for pricing details.
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