On Jan. 18, Sarah Stevenson’s sister Elloree sent in this update:
“Thanks to all who may want updates on my sister, Sarah Stevenson. There are changes again to Sarah’s availability to see her friends.
“We have her cell phone conveniently located near her in a new room, 314, which is not a window room. The number is 704-589-4818. She may or may not answer, depending on what’s going with her at that time. She’s promised me she’d answer it.
“Window meetings and I-Pad visits must be arranged through the activities department. After dialing 704-549-0807, which is the main line to the receptionist desk, ask to be transferred to the activities department. If you get someone, they’ll let you know her availability. I would suggest that, during the virus and cold weather, please try calling her cell for short talks. Sometimes she tires fast. She’ll let you know, or perhaps you can detect it in her voice.
“Her son, Tom, and I have been able to set up a tax-exempt account for her with the Birthday gifts some of you gave her. The Sarah Mingo Stevenson Legacy Account is at Mechanics & Farmers Bank, across from JCSU.
“Many of you asked what her needs were? Her personal needs are small outside what the facility is doing for her. Therefore, if you have a desire to contribute, make your check out to the Sarah Mingo Stevenson Legacy Account, take it by Mechanics & Farmers Bank, 101 Beatties Ford Rd. 28216, or I will deposit it if you send it to me at 1726 Woodvalley Dr., 28216.
“Mr. Willie Ratchford has sent me a copy of the peer mediation and dispute settlement program for students that Sarah supervised, and I’ve observed two mediator training classes, led by Ms. Maura Chavez, for North Mecklenburg High School students. We’ll get together later and see how we can combine these programs and then see how we can proceed. Those who’ve expressed an interest in helping with this, I’ll keep you informed.
“Many thanks and be safe everyone.”
Jan. 19: “The Pandemic, health inequities and reckoning with racism,” video chat with Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe and Dr. George Bohmfalk; 6:30-8 p.m. RSVP here.
Jan. 21: Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance Awards virtual ceremony, 6-8 p.m. Nomination criteria here. Free tickets for virtual program here.
Jan. 28: “Mobilizing and Organizing in Our Communities,” a virtual town hall forum, 6:30-8:30 p.m.. Sponsored by the North Carolina Alliance of Black School Educators and Zaner-Bloser Publishing Co. Tickets $25 here.
Jan. 28: Rep. Alma Adams’ Swearing-In Ceremony and Address, 6 p.m. Register here. Details here.
Feb. 2: “Comprehension: Understanding connected text – the ultimate goal of reading,” part of a series the science of reading, 4 p.m. virtual webinar. Sponsored by the North Carolina Alliance of Black School Educators and Zaner-Bloser Publishing Co. Register here.
April 29-May 1: “Ensuring Educational Equity and Cultural Competency…”, a Southeast regional virtual conference of the Alliance of Black School Educators. A girls group to be added for this conference.