The Forum did not meet Tuesday and will not meet May 5.
As of Thursday, April 30, North Carolina’s stay-at-home order remains in effect through May 8. Mecklenburg’s order has been lifted, and some previous orders on Realtors, car dealerships and funerals have eased. Parking lots at the parks will reopen today. The ban on groups of 10 or more people remains in effect. Park playgrounds and indoor park facilities remain closed. High contact sports like basketball, soccer, volleyball and softball/baseball are still prohibited.
Debra Weeks at C.W. Williams Community Health Center has called for a second call to action virtual meeting on COVID-19 in the black community, to be held Monday, May 4 at 4 p.m. Register here. Volunteer for committee work here.
Charlotte is developing an “Open for Business Dashboard”, a clickable map locating businesses that report that they are open. More info here. Begin application process here. E-mail questions here.
Screening for COVID-19 for people with symptoms will be available from Atrium Health on Friday, May 1, 1-7 p.m. in YMCA parking lot, 1946 West Blvd. Fliers in English and Spanish. More locations and times listed here.
April 30: Virtual town hall on impact of COVID-19 on African-American community, 7-8:30 p.m. Info and register here.
May 1: COVID-19 screening for people with symptoms.
May 4: Virtual meeting sponsored by Congressional Black Caucus on COVID-19 and Black America, 4 p.m.. Info here.
May 27: MeckMIN Community Leader Awards Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., likely via Facebook Live. Info here.
June 16: POSTPONED Aviation Camp of the Carolinas.
July 12-17: MeckMIN In Our Own Back Yard Interfaith Camp, several one-day offerings during the week for rising 10th-12th graders. Apply.
July 13-18: Winners Plus Agency party trip to Tunica casinos.
Aug. 13: Paint the Town Blue Gala fundraiser for Democratic candidates.
News & Handouts
Nasif Majeed 4-25
Joyce Waddell 4-25
Carolina Youth Coalition 4-29
Goodwill Industries 4-28
Knight Foundation 4-27