Sarah Stevenson announced that Forum meetings will move to Belmont Regional Center, 700 Parkwood Ave., beginning on Jan. 19. The Jan. 12 meeting will be the last at Ivory Baker Recreation Center.
Next week, Jan. 12, at Ivory Baker: Staff from CIAA. On Jan. 19 at Belmont Center: Justin Perry from OneMeck.
Bruce Clark announced that #DigitalCharlotte and the Digital Inclusion Steering Team will host a free Community Impact Event on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 9-11 a.m. at Industry Coworking, 1000 N.C. Music Factory Blvd. to explore how broader Internet access can change the city. RSVP here. Questions: E-mail Bruce Clark.
Ken Koontz announced that a funeral for Grier Heights advocate Jonathan Belton, who died last week, will be held Friday, Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 232 Skyland Ave.
Sherri Moore announced that West Mecklenburg High needs volunteer testing proctors on Monday, Jan. 11 through Friday, Jan. 15 from 7:30 a.m. to noon each day. Contact Testing Coordinator Jessica Smith at 980-343-6080 or by e-mail.
Pam Grundy announced a OneMeck forum on housing policy for Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at the University City YMCA, 8100 Old Mallard Creek Rd. Details at website.
J’Tanya Adams announced that Everyone On will hold forums on the homework gap on Feb. 19 and 20, with times to be announced.
Brenda Robinson announced that six Boy Scouts earned their Aviation merit badges during her Aviation Camps of the Carolinas events at Rock Hill Airport last week.
Damiko Faulkner announced his candidacy in the March 15 Democratic primary for county commissioner at large. Details on Facebook.
Victor Mack announced that UNCC and Read Charlotte would host a presentation by Dr. Rollanda O’Connor of University of California Riverside on Monday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. in Cone Center Lucas Room at the UNCC campus. Free but RSVP required. Details here.
Victor Mack announced the 2nd annual Boldly Engaging Students through Culturally-Relevant Teaching conference on Friday, Jan. 29 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the UNCC Center City Building, 320 E. 9th St. Keynoter is Dr. Alfred Tatum, dean of the College of Education at University of Illinois at Chicago. Registration details here. Flier here.
Nepherterra Estrada Best announced that the Charlotte Post would sponsor a discussion and call to action on health disparities on Tuesday, Jan. 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Greater Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, 727 W. Trade St. Details here.
Gyasi Foluke suggested that reading his 2011 book, “Truths My Teacher Never Told Me,” would help people understand his view that children are being “mentally murdered” in the public school system.
Colette Forrest announced an early-voting kickoff rally on Wednesday, March 2, at the Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Rd.
Sonia Cox announced that she expected C.W. Williams Community Health Center to have dental services in place in mid-February. She said the center is making appointments at 704-393-7720 for an upcoming visit from Novant’s mammogram bus. Services are available to all regardless of insurance or ability to pay.
Carlenia Ivory announced a sign-up sheet for those interested in attending the free 2016 Growing the Dream luncheon to be held Saturday, Jan. 16 at 1:30 p.m. No location was announced.
Betty Howell Gray sent in an announcement of a community meeting in connection with the second annual Leadership Conference for Black Males & Educators, the community meeting to be held Thursday, Feb. 11 from 5-8 p.m. at UNCC Center City Building. Letter here. Flier and registration form here.
Faith Triggs sent in an announcement of a presentation by retired Observer associate editor Fannie Flono at the Charlotte Museum of History’s MLK Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 1-4 p.m. Flier here.
Carla Cunningham sent in an announcement that her campaign would hold a fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 9 from 6-11 p.m. at 1400 Sansberry Rd. Details here.
Kim Ratliff sent in Congresswoman Alma Adams’ Jan. 2 Year in Review.
Abong Fankam sent along Mongai Fankam’s thank you for community support of No Backpack Day 2015, and her announcement that former Malawi President Dr. Joyce Banda will keynote the April 16 No Backpack Day fundraiser. Details here.