The April 13 Forum featured Marcus Bass, executive director of NC Black Alliance, and Stephanie Sneed, chair of the Black Political Caucus. Video and materials from the session are here.
Barbara Cole sent in an announcement that the House Judiciary Committee would hold a markup session on Wednesday, April 14 at 10 a.m. on HR40, Legislation to Study and Develop Slavery Reparations Proposals. More info here. Markup will be livestreamed on YouTube.
Kelly Hurley sent in an announcement that C.W. Williams Community Health Center offers COVID-19 testing and vaccines. Info at 866-299-4968.
Juanita Miller announced that she is raising money for Changed Choices, a nonprofit whose participants visit jails and prisons to encourage inmates, then help with food, job readiness and counseling as inmates return to the community. To honor inmates in their cells 23 hours a day, and out for only one hour, “the week of April 12-16, we’re asking that each one walk for an hour as well as send in a donation to Changed Choices re Team Juanita to Changed Choices, P.O. Box 34367, Charlotte, NC. 28234.” More on group here. More on fundraiser here.
John Ham sent in an announcement that applications are due April 26 for the Urban Scholars Summer Banking Institute, designed to “introduce rising high-school seniors to non-traditional roles in banking.” The 6-week virtual paid internship includes oversight from a manager and mentorship opportunities. Online application here is due April 26.
April 14: Lunch with the League discussion, 11:30 a.m., with Habitat for Humanity CEO Laura Belcher on Charlotte Women Build. Info and register here.
April 14: Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County, 6:30 p.m. Register here.
April 15: ArtBreak with the LCA, noon-12:30 p.m., free. Info and registration here.
April 15: MeckMin, Care of Creation: Climate Change, 12:30 p.m. Register here.
April 15: “Racialization of Education and the Achievement Gap,” a virtual hearing sponsored by the Reimagining America Project: Truth, Reconciliation, and Atonement Commission of Charlotte NC, a “conversation with former superintendent, current superintendent, students and others regarding the abyss of achievement in CMS.” Live Zoom link for use at 7 p.m. here. Passcode 990803. Flier here.
April 17: Mecklenburg Democratic Party County Convention, social from 11 a.m., meeting from 12:30 p.m. Register here. More info on party website.
April 30-May 1: “Delivering on the Promises: Equity, Social and Racial Justice”, a Southeast regional virtual conference of the Alliance of Black School Educators. A girls group is to be added for this conference. Register here.
May 7-8: Mental health awareness event from Mecklenburg International Fashion Week, 5-8 p.m., in-person at Skyline Terrace, 1601 W. Trade St. Entertainment, speakers, gift bags. Tickets $50 per night here. Flier here.
May 13: General Assembly Meck Delegation Listening Session, 7 p.m. Register here. Flier here.
May 22: South Meck High food collection event, 1-4 p.m. Dropoff at Reeder Memorial Baptist Church, 3725 Beatties Ford Rd. List of food needed and flier here.
June 11-12: Carolina Education and Employment Expo, 1-5 p.m, virtual on 11th, in-person on 12th at 2424 N. Davidson St.. Guests register here. Employers and Vendors register here. Flier here. COVID-19 form here. Press release here.