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Charlotte, NC

Announcements February 2008

ANNOUNCEMENTS from Feb. 5, 2008:

District 3 County Commissioner announced that she would file for re-election at noon on Monday, Feb. 11 at the Board of Elections.
Louise Woods announced that the League of Women Voters is encouraging people to address the CMS Board of Education at its meeting next Tuesday, Feb. 12, on the need to provide adequate equity funding for all schools. "This is a key issue in the community," she said.
Leslie Scrivener, a reporter for the Toronto Star, announced that she was interested in talking to Charlotte residents about CMS schools.
Toronto's school board, she said, "just agreed to have its first Africentric school, which will be the first in Canada. We have a very high dropout rate[among blacks], about 40%. This is a last-ditch solution.
"I have come down here to talk to people in the community about their experiences in your schools, particularly as I understand what was once a model of integration is no longer. I was hoping to speak to some of you later, eventually, to get some context."
Scrivener, who was scheduled to leave Charlotte Wednesday, was born in Tokyo, raised in Australia, the U.S. and Canada, and holds a master's in journal from the University of Western Ontario. Among her jobs at The Star: faith and values reporter.
Scrivener's e-mail address is [email protected]
Two recent Star stories on the school:

Jan. 30 story announcing the decision

Feb. 2 story about two board members suggesting reconsideration of the vote after the head of government announced he would not fund the school if it were to be segregated.
Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council would march at The Square this Thursday, Feb. 7, at 12:15 p.m. to mark last Friday's death of UNCC student Samrit Gill.
The Forum opens at 8 a.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2400 Kendall Drive, just down the hill from West Charlotte High School. The phone number is 704-393-1560.




ANNOUNCEMENTS from Feb. 19, 2008:

Next week: West Charlotte High School Choir led by Anthony Heath.
Rodney Moore announced that Housing Charlotte 2007 would hold a mini-forum on affordable housing issues tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. in Room 267 of the Government Center.
Sarah Stevenson announced that Democratic Party precincts would meet tonight at precinct voting locations.
Larry Hosch announced that American Legion Post 380 would hold a barbecue at 4235 W. Tyvola Rd. on Friday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. until the food runs out. Plates or two sandwiches with chips are $7. Call 704-357-0390 to order.
Thomas Moore announced that the Church in the Round would hold its 10th anniversary celebration at Myers Park Methodist Church on March 2 at 8:45 a.m.
Rodney Moore announced that Generation Engage would hold a forum on the roots of political protest in hip hop on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd.
Sarah Stevenson announced that Friday Friends would hold a Friday Friends Festival for persons interested in participating in this outgrowth of the late Joe Martin's Take a Friend to Lunch initiative. The Festival will be Thursday, Feb. 21, at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St.
Michael Sexton sent in a message that the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council would march at the Square, Trade and Tryon Street, on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 12:15 p.m. to mark the death of Atoi Watson, whose remains were found behind a motel last week. The march is not a memorial, but "is intended to broaden the public's awareness that there is help available, including local programs and services offering domestic violence counseling and education."
Ahmad Daniels sent in an announcement of the showing and discussion of "Malcolm X: Make It Plain" on Friday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Islamic Center of Charlotte-South, 559 N. Polk St. off South Boulevard in Pineville.
The Forum opens at 8 a.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2400 Kendall Drive, just down the hill from West Charlotte High School. The phone number is 704-393-1560.

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.