Next week: Nakisa Glover of the Hip Hop Caucus on Community Engagement.
Gloria Rembert announced that the Black Political Caucus will meet on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 Norris Ave.
Bobbie Parks announced that Mecklenburg Senior Democrats will meet Friday, Jan. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at 5700 Executive Center Dr., Room 206.
Patrice Funderburg announced a new book discussion on “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander, beginning Thursday, Jan. 12 at The Third Place Coffee shop, 1609 E. 5th St. Facebook page here.
Larken Egleston announced that Young Democrats would attend a Charlotte City Council meeting together on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Details here.
Larken Egleston announced that the Young Democrats and Young Republicans of Mecklenburg have scheduled a joint Adopt-A-Street cleanup on Matheson Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m.-noon from CVS, 2939 The Plaza. Details on Facebook.
Colette Forrest announced her candidacy for chair of the Black Political Caucus at the group’s Feb. 19 elections. “I have my platform.”
Chris Triolo announced that Project LIFT would hold public meetings to help define the principal profile for the next principal at Bruns Avenue Elementary. Meetings will be Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. at the school, 501 S. Bruns Ave.
Mary Nell McPherson announced that Freedom School Partners is hiring paid summer college student interns for summer 2017. Details here.
Samantha Britton announced a Chalk Talk mural will be constructed at Johnson C. Smith University on the 3rd floor of the Science Center on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Details here.
Juanita Miller announced that the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Inc. will hold an International Luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Second Calvary Baptist Church, 114 Nelson St. Tickets $25. Details here.
Lucy Bush Carter announced a five-part weekly series of community dialogues exploring “implicit bias and systemic racism in our city and the broader culture.” Meetings are Wednesdays beginning Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. All meetings at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E. Morehead St. Details on hot meal, child care and cost are here.
Ken Koontz announced that the Legacy Narrative project received grant funding from the Arts & Science Council and will begin with telling the story of McCrorey Heights.
Lee Williams announced a free PostiveOne event for youth, targeting middle-schoolers with “What is Your Personal Brand,” on Friday, Jan. 13 from 7-9 p.m. at Advent Coworking, 933 Louise Ave.
Jim Kimbler announced the free screening of the 32-minute “Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights in Perspective” on Monday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St. Details here.
LaWana Mayfield announced a workshop on Project PIECE (Partnership for Inclusive Employment and Career Excellence) job skills and placement program, to be held Jan. 17 at a location to be announced here. Earlier flier here.
Maurice Jones announced that the free Work and Learn Program is for young people 16-24 interested in increasing their employability and marketability. Orientation sessions are every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at CPCC’s Education Center, Room 106, 142 E. 4th St. Details here.
Nakisa Glover invited all to TheAgenda meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at the House of LaMond, 3010 Monroe Rd #103. Food orders must be placed in advance from vendor MarlieQ’s.
Carlenia Ivory announced that the free Growing the Dream luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 14 at noon in Grimes Lounge at Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Rd., will recognize unsung heroes.
Carlenia Ivory asked that people interested in volunteering at CMS schools contact her. “We know that there are barriers, but if you let us know what barriers you faced, we will address them. They do exist, but we will address them. We need you there with our children.”
Sarah Stevenson announced that South African student John Malindi has arrived on the Johnson C. Smith University campus for spring semester. “It took four years, but we did what we promised.”
Larken Egleston sent in an announcement that he would moderate a NextGenCLT event “Learning About Personal Branding” on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 4-6 p.m. at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 4150 Yancey Rd. Tickets for $25 and info here.
Kerry Miller sent in material about her being part of a group honored for being among the first black graduates of the University of Georgia 50 years ago.
Rashaan Peek sent in a MeckEd “Did You Know” feature.
John Swaine sent in an announcement of a 2017 Gala and Telethon to support the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. in Greensboro at The Elm Street Center Empire Room. Details here.
Victor Mack sent in an announcement of the Third Annual My Brother’s Keeper Leadership Summit for Males of Color and Educators on Feb. 16-18. Details here.
Dena Diorio sent in her Jan. 9 Board Bulletin.
Jane Whitley sent in an announcement that Mecklenburg Democratic Women would meet Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at The Asian Library, 1339 Baxter St. Details here.
Paula Brown sent in an announcement that Berry Academy of Technology needs testing proctors for Jan. 17-20 for shifts from 7:15-11:30 a.m. Contact Brown at 980-343-5992 or by e-mail. Non-registered individuals can register to volunteer here.
Delores Johnson Hurt sent in an announcement that Democracy NC Communications Director Jen Jones will discuss fake news and social media at a free meeting of the League of Women Voters on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at 1817 Central Ave., Room 210.
Shawn Greeson sent in an announcement that he will not seek re-election to the Mecklenburg County Soil & Water Board of Supervisors in 2018.
Shawn Greeson sent in an announcement of the 42nd Annual North Carolina American Indian Unity Conference in Charlotte on March 9-11 at the Coliseum Renaissance Suites Hotel.