Next week: City of Charlotte Budget proposal.
Eric Erickson’s last name was misspelled in the Aug. 18 announcements. The scribe apologizes for the error.
Tracy Hewett, announcing her appointment by Gov. Roy Cooper to the District Court bench, thanked the Forum for “keeping me in step with what’s going on, to inspire me, to motivate me.” Video here. Observer news story here.
Ash Williams announced events surrounding a Mama’s Day Bail Out Action aiming to post bail for female inmates before Mother’s Day. Events include a fund-raising party Friday, April 28 at 8 p.m. at 2424 N Davidson St. Suite 110 (flier here), a Mother’s Day picnic May 14 and a teach-in. Flier here. Info and donation link here.
Gary Young announced a Black Chamber of Commerce “30 Under 30” awards breakfast on Tuesday, May 23 at 8 a.m. at Johnson C. Smith University. Details here. Tickets $20 and up here. Nominees for awards welcome here.
Amelia Stinson-Wesley asked for prayers as she embarks next week on a World Connections for Women trip to Cambodia and Laos to support women subject to violence in the garment industry.
Justin Harlow announced an open call for talent for the ABC show Shark Tank, to be held Saturday, April 29 at 9 a.m. at CPCC Elizabeth Campus Hall of Professional Development. More info here.
Jan Valder announced two free concerts linking up the Sign of the Times jazz ensemble and the Charlotte Symphony, on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist West, 1801 Oaklawn Ave., and Sunday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at Providence Day School, 5800 Sardis Rd. Details here.
Eric Erickson announced that the Black Political Caucus will meet Sunday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at Reeder Memorial Baptist Church, 3725 Beatties Ford Rd.
Darrell Bonapart announced a National Coalition of 100 Black Women Charlotte chapter’s free economic empowerment conference on Saturday, May 6 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Crown Plaza Charlotte Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Dr. Details and registration here.
Carlenia Ivory announced that CMS schools need volunteer proctors for May testing sessions. Call the school of your choice to volunteer.
Colette Forrest left an announcement of a Black Political Caucus panel discussion “So You Want to Run for Public Office” on Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m.-noon at C.N. Jenkins Presbyterian Church, 1421 Statesville Ave. Flier here.
Sheila Peltzer thanked Sens. Joel Ford and Joyce Waddell for co-sponsoring S645, a bill redefining the state’s interest in child abuse cases from “no presumption… as to who will better promote the interest and welfare of the child” to “encourage active and ongoing participation of both parents in the child’s life.” She said the bill was languishing in a committee headed by Sen. Bill Rabon, and encouraged people interested in the reform to ask legislators to urge Sen. Rabon to give the bill a hearing.
Kimsoux Montgomery left an announcement that she has free tickets to the sold-out “Dancing With the Stars” event Saturday, April 29 at Spirit Square, 345 N. College. St. Contact here by e-mail or 704-449-2117 for tickets.
Brenda Robinson sent in an announcement that registration opens Friday, April 28 for the next Aviation Camps of the Carolinas to be held June 28-29 at Charlote Monroe Executive Airport. Flier here. PR release here. Register here.
Stephanie Counts sent in the April 26 WIE newsletter.
Dena Diorio sent in her April 24 Board Bulletin. The Bulletin references data here on the demographics of women affected by delayed pap smear results, and the report of the Point-in-Time Humelessness count conducted in January.
Ann Harlan sent in an announcement that N.C. Sen. Jeff Jackson would hold a presentation on ending legislative gerrymandering through independent redistricting, on Sunday, May 7 at 3:30 p.m. at Midwood Center League of Women Voters office, 1817 Central Ave. Room 210. Details here. RSVP by April 30 here.