Thelma McKoy, retired history teacher and early champion of Juneteenth celebrations in Charlotte, will soon mark her 95th birthday. A remembrance of her work is here.
The 24th Annual Juneteenth Celebration, June 17-20. Thursday, Cultural Camp, Elizabeth Elementary for children 5-17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Drum Circle and open ceremony, 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Thomas & Commonwealth Avenues; Saturday, March, gather 9 a.m., from Grady Cole Center to Thomas & Commonwealth Avenues, Saturday noon-10 p.m., Thomas & Commonwealth Avenues; 1 p.m., tribute to co-founder Isaac Applewhite; 2 p.m., luncheon to honor local, state elected officials and community leaders; Sunday, noon-10 p.m., Thomas & Commonwealth Avenues. Details here. Flier for march here. Lunch flier here; RSVP by e-mail.
Helen Hope Kimbrough sent in an announcement that the Charlotte Area Fund is conducting a survey in connection with a community needs assessment. Survey, to be completed by June 30, is here. List of thank-you’s available to participants and other details are here.
Erica Scott sent in an announcement that the Urban League is seeking partners for a community outreach plan to raise Covid-19 vaccine awareness, “to get rid of any misconceptions and fears circled around the vaccine and instead inform people on the benefits of the vaccine in order to promote the health of our citizens.” Questions? E-mail Erica Scott or John Ham. Fliers here and here. More info here.
June 9: Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County, 6:30 p.m. Register here.
June 10-13: MeckMin Summer Interfaith Youth Camp, $250. Info here. Apply here.
June 11-12: Carolina Education and Employment Expo, 1-5 p.m, virtual on 11th, in-person on 12th at 2424 N. Davidson St. Register here. Employers and Vendors register here. Flier here. COVID-19 form here. Press release here.
June 15: “Increasing Social Capital for Youth with George Metz,” noon, virtual. Register here.