Next week: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney.
Sarah Stevenson issued a challenge to her friends to help her raise $11,000 by Aug. 9 to support the first semester at Johnson C. Smith University for two students from South Africa whom she met two years ago. Video of Stevenson’s appeal and donation details here.
Elyse Dashew announced “Does Isolation Matter? Choosing a Covenant Community, a discussion and call to action on student assignment and resegregation,” to be held Monday, Aug. 24 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Caldwell Presbyterian Church, 1609 E. 5th St. RSVP here. Details here.
Colette Forrest announced an early vote kick-off rally on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 6-7 p.m. at the Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Rd. Flier here.
Levester Flowers announced a kick-off for his school board campaign for Sunday Aug. 16 from 4-6 p.m. at Wilmore Community Center, 501 West Blvd. Palm card here.
Blanche Penn announced that National Night Out will be held Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 6 p.m.
Janet Cowell sent in a link to an News & Observer article outlining a bipartisan proposal for legislation to create a Venture Multiplier Fund that would create venture capital funding for early-stage and smaller private-sector businesses.
Sharon Holm sent in an announcement of “The Confederate Flag: A Symbol Divided featuring activist Bree Newsome” on Friday, July 30 at the Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St. Details here. Tickets ($10 for nonmembers) here.
Jane Whitley sent in an announcement of the annual Doris Cromartie Fundraiser Gala honoring former U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins, on Thursday, Aug. 20 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Carolina Golf Club, 2415 Old Steele Creek Rd. Details here.
Sharon Holm sent in an announcement that Cornel West will headline the 3rd Annual Gantt Symposium on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. Details here.
Gerri Cummings sent in an announcement of a “State of the Plate” assessment and focus group on what people actually eat in various parts of Charlotte. Focus group is Thursday, July 30 from 6-7:40 p.m. at the HealthPlex at Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Rd. Details here.
Dena Diorio sent in her July 27 Board Bulletin.
Justin Harlow and Larken Egleston sent in an announcement that the Young Democrats of N.C. and Young Dems of Mecklenburg County will hold a Gantt-Watt reception on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 7-10 p.m. at Oak Room, 200 E. Bland St. Tickets and details here.