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Charlotte, NC

Announcements July 2004

ANNOUNCEMENTS from July 13, 2004:
Upcoming at the Forum:
July 19: Library director Charles Brown on ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center.
July 26: Luke Largess, Ferguson Stein.
THERE WILL BE NO MEETING JULY 20, due to the primary election.
Queen Thompson encouraged people to volunteer to host Democracy Parties this summer. The next such party is Sunday, July 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Hickory Grove at the corner of Hickory Grove Road and Martha's Ridge Drive, three blocks from Hickory Grove Baptist Church. For more info, call 704-661-6568.
Deacon Jones announced that Ken White had been named chairman and Andrea Huff vice chairman of the Police Arbitrary Profiling committee, which will continue its work. More from the committee anon.
Gyasi Foluke announced that the Kushite Institute would meet tonight, Tuesday, July 13 at 125 N. Irwin Ave. He also announced the availability of VCR tapes (cost: $25) recording the events of the Institute's recent banquet on reparations. Dr. Foluke also announced a reparations rally in Columbia July 24. "I'm not sponsoring it, so don't put it on me," he quipped.
Geno Brown of Democracy South asked for volunteers willing to collect signatures on postcards at the polls next week encouraging legislators "to pass comprehensive campaign reform that gives voters, not donors, ownership of our elections and gives candidates an alternative to the big money chase." Geno can be reached at [email protected]
Andrea Huff announced that the Black Political Caucus will meet Sunday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at Memorial Presbyterian, 2600 Beatties Ford Road.
Vernon Herron announced he would be departing from the Forum to cast his early vote and invited others to do likewise.
Early voting may be done at the Board of Elections office on Kenilworth Avenue, along with the following library locations between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The branches are North, University City, South, Independence, Main, West Boulevard, Beatties Ford Road and Morrison.
Louise Woods announced that the school board would hear a recommendation on reviewing student assignment at its 6 p.m. meeting tonight, Tuesday, July 13. The board is also expected to vote on a recommendation regarding minority contracting.

The Forum welcomes all persons to its meetings beginning at 8 a.m. most Tuesdays of the year
at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2222 Kendall Drive, Charlotte, NC
down the hill from West Charlotte High School.