Garcia Nelson announced that Democrats in Precinct 13 would organize on March 19 in First Ward.
Ken Koontz announced, in reference to the recent movie and President Obama’s visit to Selma, that it was Johnson C. Smith University alumna Rose Sanders’ National Voting Rights Museum and Institute that in 1993 began the Bridge Crossing Jubilee that annually marks the anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” and its role in passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. More at various points here.
Matt Newton announced that Democrats who have not yet organized their precinct should contact party headquarters at 704-525-5843.
Sean Gautam announced an event to plant 500-600 trees at J.W. Grier Academy on Sunday, March 15 after a free lunch.
Blanche Penn announced that Dianna Davis would hold the free third annual African American Festival on Saturday, March 21 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Dr. Details here.
Rob Hillman thanked people for their support of his unsuccessful effort to reopen the N.C. charter Entrepreneur High School.
Rob Hillman announced Charlotte Taste of the Nation, to be held at the Wells Fargo Atrium on April 15 from 6-9:30 p.m. Details and $85-$120 tickets are here. Beneficiaries are Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and Community Culinary School of Charlotte.
Ty Turner announced that Young Inspiration NC, Inc. is looking for individuals and retired teachers to help children in grades K-3 with their reading skills during the afterschool program at the Military & Global Leadership Academy at Marie G. Davis, 3351 Griffith St. Info: 704-358-4162.
John Powell announced that he and Shawn Greeson are exploring the creation of a new nonprofit to give away tree seedlings. This is an outgrowth of their collaboration last weekend to buy 110 seedings during the Soil & Water Conservation seedling sale, to honor the birth of Greeson’s daughter Tallulah Margaret Greeson. Greeson sent in an announcement that those trees would be distributed to veterans and their families, and to members of Barbara Ratliff’s church. Phyllis Perry announced that others wanting some of the seedlings should contact Greeson. Greeson’s e-mail is here.
Dedrick Russell announced an education media institute on reducing the achievement gap and on poverty, to be held April 15-16 at the CPCC Harris Conference Center at Morris Field Drive and Billy Graham Parkway. More details forthcoming.
Gyasi Foluke invited people to join a committee writing an agenda for educational change “that we can submit to the community, and get the community behind that agenda, then it matters little what that school board, they’re going to have to do what we say do, or else, it’s just that simple.” His earlier announcement on this subject is here.
Queen Thompson left an announcement that the African American Genealogy Interest Group will meet with local historical organizations to learn about their work and collections, at a meeting on Saturday, March 21 at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2600 Beatties Ford Rd. Info: Thompson at 704-661-6568 or 704-563-7360.
Jane Whitley sent in an announcement that Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County will mark Women’s History Month with a program by former N.C. Rep Martha Alexander and Judge Alicia Brooks at its meeting on Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at the Asian Library 1339 Baxter St. Details here.
Robert Dawkins sent in an invitation to join a conference call with Rep. Rodney Moore about his racial profiling bill. Details here.
Kim Ratliff and Keith Kelly sent in an invitation to an office warming reception at the district office of U.S. Rep. Alma Adams on Wednesday, March 11 from 6-8 p.m. at 321 W. 11th St Suite 100. Details here.
Janet Cowell sent in an explanation of a program her N.C. Treasurer’s Office has proposed to the N.C. General Assembly to invest up to 10% of unclaimed property fund assets in high-yielding start-up companies. Details here.
David Howard sent in an announcement of a conversation with Brookings Institution Vice President Bruce Katz on Wednesday, March 18 from 5:30 p.m. at UNCC Center City Building, 320 E. 9th St. Free but register at 704-336-4947 or by e-mail by March 16 at 5 p.m. Details here.
Jaye Maxx Alexander sent in a copy of Richard Burr’s March 6 newsletter.
Greg Schermbeck sent in an announcement that the screening of Spiral Bound has been rescheduled for April 17 at 6 p.m. at Myers Park High School Theatre. “The documentary focuses on students in the Studio 345 program and the benefits of arts in afterschool programs.” Proceeds support the Arts & Science Council and Council for Children’s Rights. The Juan Taco food truck will be on site. Tickets $5-$10 here. Trailer here.
Joel Ford sent in a copy of his Feb. 28 newsletter.
Dena Diorio sent in a copy of her March 9 Board Bulletin.
Robert Dawkins sent in a link to his Agitator Radio interview with Crystal Richardson “about the hypocrisy in religious freedom vs. LGBTQ equality.”
Joyce Waddell sent in a copy of her March 6 newsletter.
Jenifer Daniels sent in an announcement of GoodCamp, “a user-generated unconference fusing public relations, social media, marketing, and technology for nonprofits” on Saturday, April 18 from 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at The Garage at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Tickets for $28-$50 here. Details here.