Tommie Robinson announced that people from all over the United States continue to seek out his exhibition of his “Environmental Series” art, which may be viewed free at the Latibah Collard Green Museum, 720 Tuckaseegee Rd. through April 15.
Maria Macon announced a youth summit designed to encourage youth to have a safe summer. Date is Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info later.
Bobbie Parks announced that the next meeting of Mecklenburg Senior Democrats is Friday, April 10 at 11:30 a.m. at 5700 Executive Center Drive Room 206.
Sean Gautam announced that Police Chief Rodney Monroe will participate in a free Stand Against Racism forum on Thursday, April 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the YWCA, 3420 Park Rd. Light dinner will be served. Register here.
Laura McClettie thanked Forum participants who volunteered to help C.W. Williams Community Health Center after the March 31 Forum. “We need continued support from this community.”
Robbie Akhere announced that a coalition has formed to advocate for Mecklenburg County keeping its current election format for County Commissioners, and will soon hold meetings and communicate via Facebook.
Marc Friedland announced that the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party will be held Saturday, April 18.
Elyse Dashew announced “Dream Again Deferred,” a free discussion and commemoration of the Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education decision. The event will be held Tuesday, May 5 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the UNCC Center City Building, 320 E. 9th St. Register here. Flyer here.
Gyasi Foluke said his book “Truths My Teacher Never Told Me” explains why he keeps pushing for adding African-American history and culture to the N.C. schools curriculum.
Levester Flowers announced that Democratic Precinct 212 would hold a meeting and forum with free food on Saturday, April 11 at 3 p.m. at the Lexington Subdivision Clubhouse, 11030 Tavernay Parkway. Info: William Mitchell at 704-905-5390 or Flowers at 704-968-3391.
Greg Phipps invited all to speak about a proposed University City area plan at a City Council public hearing on Monday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Becky Carney announced that the Mecklenburg legislative delegation would host, for the first time, an open public forum on Friday, April 24, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in room 267 of the Government Center. All speakers will have 5 minutes, but limited slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a speaking slot, call Carney’s legislative office at 919-733-5827.
Becky Carney announced that legislators were present at the Forum because, for the first time ever, the legislature took a spring break. She said the delegation had, for the first time, elected co-chairs. Serving are Sen. Jeff Tarte and Rep. Becky Carney.
Carla Cunningham announced that she and some other legislators would return to Raleigh Wednesday to monitor several issues, including an abortion bill.
Joyce Waddell announced that the S.C. State Alumni Association’s Charlotte chapter would hold its annual William M. Blakeney Scholarship Gala & Silent Auction on April 18. Details here.
Ty Turner announced that the afterschool program at the Military & Global Leadership Academy at Marie G. Davis is registering students for a free summer camp. Details: See Turner.
Vivian Mitchell announced her thanks for those who donated toward the debutante candidacy of her daughter, Kayla Symone Mitchell.
Laura McClettie left announcements of two library events: “Remembering Brevard Street Library 1905-1961”, an event to gather first-hand accounts of the Brevard Street library, to be held Saturday, April 11 from 10:30-12:30 at the Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St. To share a story, contact Janice Blakeney at 704-416-0559 or by e-mail. The stories will be presented at the second event: “Brevard Street Library 1905-1961: Postcards of Remembrance” on Sunday, April 19 at 3 p.m. at the Beatties Ford Regional Library Community Room, 2412 Beatties Ford Rd. Flier here.
Greg Schermbeck sent in an announcement that Council for Children’s Rights and Arts & Science Council will hold a screening of “Spiral Bound” on Friday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at Myers Park High School Theatre. Reserve free tickets here. The documentary focuses on students in the Studio 345 program and the benefits of Arts in afterschool programs. The Juan Taco food truck will be there. The Spiral Bound movie trailer is here.
Monika Rhue sent in an announcement of spring classes at the Kamitic Life Center. Details here.
Sylvia Grier sent in an announcement of a Brookhill-Southside All Neighborhoods Reunion on Saturday, April 18 from 3-6 p.m. at Southside Park, Remount Road at Toomey Avenue. Details here.
Jane Whitley sent in an announcement that Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County will hold a meeting Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Asian Library, 1339 Baxter St. Topic is why North Carolina’s counties and municipalities are beholden to the N.C. General Assembly. Details here.
Rodney Moore sent in a copy of his April 6 Raleigh Report.
Joel Ford sent in a copy of his April 6 Legislative News.
Bill Anderson sent in an announcement of a Community Conversation sponsored by MeckEd on education bills in the N.C. General Assembly, to be held Friday, April 10 at the Stratford Richardson YMCA, 1946 West Blvd. Panelists are Craig Horn, R-Union, Tricia Cotham, D-Mecklenburg and Jeff Jackson, D-Mecklenburg. RSVP by e-mail is not necessary.
Robert Dawkins sent in a link to his Agitator Radio interview with the Rev. Nelson Johnson, executive director of Beloved Community Center and statewide spokesperson of SAFE Coalition NC; and Jonathan Newton, founder and executive director of the National Association Against Police Brutality.
Sharon Holm sent in a list of Gantt Center camps available for children 7-12 during June.