Next week: Chamber of Commerce President Bob Morgan.
The Feb. 17 Forum was cancelled due to icy roads. The following announcements arrived by e-mail:
LaWana Mayfield sent in an announcement of a Charlotte District 3 town hall on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 9:30 a.m.-noon at the West Service Center, 4150 Wilkinson Blvd. Program is titled “Gentrification: What does it mean? How does it impact us?” Details here.
David Howard sent in a reminder of a ReThink Charlotte forum for entrepreneurs and service providers on federal bid opportunities, to be held Thursday, Feb. 26 from 8:30 a.m.-noon, in the Government Center Room 267, 600 E. 4th St. RSVP by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-336-4947. Flier here.
Robert Dawkins sent in an announcement that the statewide Discriminatory Profiling Coalition would tweet under the tag @SAFEcoalitionNC. “SAFE Coalition NC is a grassroots community coalition working to build accountability and public trust in NC law enforcement. We believe that critical dialogue, citizen oversight and legislative action are required to design a safe, accountable, fair and equitable system of criminal justice in our state.”
Valaida Fullwood sent in a reminder of the exhibit opening of Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed & Exhibited. The opening is Friday Feb. 20 from 6-9 p.m. at Johnson C. Smith University library and features author A’Lelia Bundles, great-great granddaughter of the iconic entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam CJ Walker. Flier here.
Blanche Penn passed on a reminder that “Highlighting African American Achievers” would be held Feb. 19-21 at the Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center, 440 Tuckaseegee Rd. Details here.
Jaye Maxx Alexander sent in a copy of Sen. Richard Burr’s Feb. 14 newsletter.
Faith Triggs sent in a copy of the February edition of The Tassel, the newsletter of the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund.
Jaye Maxx Alexander sent in a copy of Gov. Pat McCrory’s Feb. 16 newsletter.
Malachi Greene suggested that the Forum or its members give a goat to a struggling African family, through Heifer International. Details here.
Dena Diorio sent in a copy of her Feb. 16 Board Bulletin.
Patrick Graham sent in a press release marking the training of over 550 fiber technicians since 2008 to the present by the Urban League. Details here.
Ericka Ellis-Stewart sent in an announcement of a free series, ”Coffee & Conversation: Breaking the Stigma,” hosted by Mental Health Association, 3703 Latrobe Drive Suite 220. Details here.