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Announcements, March 21, 2017
Sarah Stevenson introduced John Malindi from South Africa. Enrolled in January at Johnson C. Smith University, Malindi is the second student brought to JCSU via fundraising spearheaded by Stevenson. Info here.
Yolanda Holmes announced the Charlotte Career Discovery Day on Thursday, April 20 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Park Expo, 800 Briar Creek Road off East Independence Boulevard. To volunteer, see Holmes.
Priscilla Johnson announced a free community meeting to follow up on the March 19 stabbings in University City. The meeting will be Wednesday, March 22 at noon at Red@28th, 9539 Pinnacle Dr. Video here.
Blanche Penn announced that seniors 50 and older can participate in Senior Games. For info, see Penn. Video here.
Burch Walker announced a job fair for people with criminal records, to be held Wednesday, March 22 from 10 a.m.-noon at Goodwill Charlotte, 5301 Wilkinson Blvd.
Levester Flowers announced that the Democratic Party’s African-American Caucus will meet Monday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at party headquarters, 5700 Executive Center Dr., Room 206.
Ceretha Sherrill announced that Vilma Leake will chair a community forum on Sunday, March 26 at 3:30 p.m. at First Baptist West, 1801 Oaklawn Ave., to discuss District 2 schools. More detail here.
Queen Thompson announced that “Voices from the Past” will have 50 area citizens portraying people from Charlotte’s history. Events will be held Saturday, April 1, from 1-5 p.m. at Settlers, Elmwood and Pinewood cemeteries in center city. Info here, here and here.
Dianna Davis sent in an announcement of the free 5th Annual Charlotte African-American Festival on Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2 at The Carole Hoefener Center, 610 E. 7th St. Fliers here and here and here. Website here. Facebook here. Info by e-mail or 704-777-9928.
LaWana Mayfield sent in an announcement of a Airport Job Fair on Saturday, March 25 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Goodwill Charlotte, 5301 Wilkinson Blvd. Flier here.
Dena Diorio sent in her March 20 Board Bulletin.
Juanita Miller sent in an announcement of a Crime Victims Coalition Luncheon on Tuesday, April 4 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Goodwill Charlotte, 5301 Wilkinson Blvd. Details here.
Pat Cotham sent in a flier on upcoming free health risk assessments for seniors.
Kim Ratliff sent in a save-the-date for “Women’s Symposium & Networking Fair: Moving the Women’s Agenda Forward” with Rep. Alma Adams on Friday, March 31 from 1:15-4 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church, 401 N. McDowell St. Flier here.
Anthony Kent sent in an announcement of a first-time home buyers seminar on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m.-noon at Sugar Creek Church of Christ, 3932 Sofley Rd. Flier here. Register here. Questions call 704-659-3922.
Stephanie Counts sent in the March 15 Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange newsletter, which details the ongoing series on affordable housing hosted by Covenant Presbyterian Church on Wednesdays through April 5.