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Announcements October 2010


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NNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 5, 2010:
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Sarah Stevenson announced topics for the next few Forums: Oct. 12: CMS Comprehensive Review proposals; Oct. 19: N.C. legislative candidates; Oct. 26: all Board of County Commissioner candidates.
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Johnnie Collins announced that the Charlotte Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha would hold its annual political forum on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at Ivy Hall, 2613 Hutchison-McDonald Rd.
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Blanche Penn announced two workshops titled "Let's Walk the Talk: Families and Schools Working Together," on understanding the CMS school system, for Monday, Oct. 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Both workshops will be held at Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Rd.
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Levester Flowers announced a march for Saturday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m., sponsored by a coalition of other organizations including Save Our Schools, to focus public attention on issues raised by the CMS Comprehensive Review that may close, rearrange or otherwise affect schools beginning in fall 2011. The march is planned from Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, 727 W. Trade St., to The Square at Trade and Tryon Streets.
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Claire Fallon announced a Northeast Coalition forum for all political candidates for Saturday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. at the University City Regional Library, 301 E. WT Harris Blvd.
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Michael Sexton passed on an announcement that the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council would march on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 12:15 p.m. to mark the slaying of Rebecca Ann Robertson on Monday.
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Michael Sexton sent in a save-the-date for the Women's Agenda Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 5:30-9 p.m. in Room 267 of the Government Center. Registration of $12 covers dinner. Info here.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 12, 2010:
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Carlenia Ivory announced a plan by the CMS Investment Study Group, a committee of philanthropists and community leaders, for community feedback sessions on how the Study Group, which wants to focus its philanthropy on West Charlotte High and its feeder elementaries and middle schools, might go about its work. The first meeting was Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Ranson Middle, 5850 Statesville Rd.
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John Maye announced a march for Saturday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m., sponsored by a coalition of organizations including Save Our Schools, to focus public attention on issues raised by the CMS Comprehensive Review that may close, rearrange or otherwise affect schools beginning in fall 2011. The march is planned from Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, 727 W. Trade St., to The Square at Trade and Tryon Streets.
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Rodney Moore announced that early voting begins Thursday, Oct. 14 at Hal Marshall Center, 700 N. Tryon St., and 15 other Mecklenburg sites. The full list is in a PDF file at www.meckboe.org/pages/Election/EarlyVoting/2010General/2010novearlyvotingallsites.pdf
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Blanche Penn announced two workshops titled "Let's Walk the Talk: Families and Schools Working Together," on understanding the CMS school system, for Monday, Oct. 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Both workshops will be held at Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Rd. Presenters include Blanche Penn of Winners Plus Agency and Belinda Cauthen of GB Tubman Services.
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Federico Rios, site coordinator for Communities in Schools at Hidden Valley, sent in an invitation to faith-based organizations, local businesses and community leaders to the 2nd annual Open House sponsored by CIS and Hidden Valley Elementary at the school on Friday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. in the Thomas A. McGee Media Center. "Join us as we create opportunities for your organization to work hand in hand to promote academic excellence through community partnership." Hidden Valley is at 5100 Snow White Lane. Info: Rios at 980-343-6810.
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Amad Shakur sent in an announcement of a lecture by Allan Austin on his research about African Muslims in antebellum America, focusing particularly on the life of Omar Ibn Said, "an Islamic scholar from Senegal who was sold as a slave in Charleston and later lived and wrote in Fayetteville, NC." The lecture will be held on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the College Union Building at Davidson College in Davidson.
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Delores Hurt sent in an announcement that the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs Charlotte will host a political forum on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 517 Baldwin Ave. for Democratic and Republican candidates running for national, state and local offices. Moderator is Charlotte Observer editorial writer and columnist Fannie Flono. Info: Dr. Carlether Burwell at 704-455-7205 or Thereasea Elder at 704-596-1681.
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Tracy Montross sent in announcement that Freedom School Partners needs volunteers to tutor children, assist in afterschool classrooms or become a Harambee reader, at afterschool programs at Billingsville and Sedgefield Elementaries and at Seigle Point Community Center. Volunteers should attend training sessions held at Myers Park United Methodist Church Room 109, at 1501 Queens Rd. from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 or Thursday, Nov. 18. Info: Tracy Montross at 704-371-4922 or info@freedomschoolpartners.org.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement of "It started with a Shove: A Women's Domestic Violence Conference" beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Reeder Memorial Baptist Church, 3725 Beatties Ford Rd. Register by Sunday, Oct. 17. Fee: $20. Info: Reeder Memorial at 704-398-2914 or Willa Cline at 704-395-8153.
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Michael Sexton passed along an invitation to a groundbreaking ceremony sponsored by the Charlotte Rescue Mission and United Family Services for an expansion building to serve women in crisis. Event will be Thursday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. rain or shine at the construction site, West Boulevard at Old Steele Creek Rd. Shuttle parking available at Carolina Golf Club, 2415 Steele Creek Rd. and at the Stratford Richard YMCA, 1946 West Blvd. with shuttle buses running from 9 a.m. RSVP to Jessica R. Vest at 704-333-3036 or jrvest@capstonefundraising.com. Info at www.charlotterescuemission.org/dncc/ and www.charlottedvshelter.org.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 19, 2010:
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David Howard announced details of the city bond issues on the November ballot. A printable flyer is here. The bond committee is on Facebook. The notes from which Howard spoke are here.
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Andrea Huff announced that she had paper copies of the Black Political Caucus endorsements in the Nov. 2 election. The information is also online here.
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Cedric Scott announced a meet-and-greet for all candidates on Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 5 p.m. at Claiborne's Restaurant, 2342 Beatties Ford Rd.
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Johnnie Collins announced: "Vote Vote Vote."
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Federico Rios sent in an announcement of Communities In Schools' MenConnect Seminar 1: "There is no 'I' in Team" on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. at Hidden Valley Elementary, 5100 Snow White Lane. "Through an examination of winter sports, participants will have the opportunity to learn about team building skills, personal goals, and community responsibilities." Info: Rios at 980-343-6810.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 26, 2010:
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Judge Tyyawdi Hands and N.C. Rep. Martha Alexander asked for the votes of Forum participants.
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Joyce Waddell announced that a get-out-the-vote rally would be held this Friday, Oct. 29, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Historic Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Rd. Admission and food are free.
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Pam Jefsen encouraged votes in support of city bonds, including a $15 million bond issue supporting affordable housing initiatives.
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Sarah Stevenson announced that Natheley McElrath called to say hello and that the Forum's Christmas Party would be held Dec. 14.
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Andrea Huff announced that she had copies of the Black Political Caucus's candidate endorsement sheet.
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Joel Ford announced that the Democratic Party is knocking on doors and making phone calls every day, and that radio ads and direct mail are going out. "If you are concerned about your leadership we need your help."
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Larry Hosch asked people to engage friends and neighbors who do not know where to vote or how to vote.


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