Next week: CMS Supt. Ann Clark.
Tommie Robinson announced that he would stage his first Charlotte art exhibit in 20 years at the Latibah Collard Green Museum, 720 Tuckaseegee Rd. Opening is Friday, March 20 from 6 p.m. In connection with being named 7th African Artist-in-Residence at UNCC, Robinson will conduct an open forum on “The Art of Environment and Race” on Thursday, March 19 at 2 p.m. in Cone University Center. Details here.
Levester Flowers announced that the Mecklenburg Democratic Party has extended precinct organization through Saturday, April 4. Those still working to organize and elect a representative to the county convention should call Democratic headquarters at 704-525-5843.
Blanche Penn announced that the Third Annual Charlotte African American Festival will be held this Saturday, March 21 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Dr. Info here.
Arnold Tyler announced that the Soul Food Festival will be held Saturday, May 30 at the Route 29 pavilion, 5660 Sandusky Blvd. in Concord. More info available March 24. Website here.
Shawn Greeson announced that the Immigration Integration Task Force will make recommendations to Charlotte City Council about municipal IDs at the council’s dinner meeting on March 23 at 6 p.m. at the Government Center.
Save the date: The Be the Match organization from California will be in Charlotte April 30 to collect cheek swabs for a database of potential bone marrow donors to assist leukemia sufferers. Collection venue to be determined. More info later. Info on Be the Match here.
Laura McClettie announced that C.W. Williams Community Health Center has hired Debra Weeks of Tallahassee, Fla. to be its new director. “We think things are going to get turned around, but we still need your prayers, and your help at C.W. Williams to get our clientele back.”
Carlenia Ivory announced that the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum will be among the honorees at Johnson C. Smith University’s 7th Annual Arch of Triumph Gala black-tie fundraiser to be held Saturday, April 11 at the Convention Center. See Ivory or Sarah Stevenson for $175 tickets. Invitation here. Honorees here. More info here.
Queen Thompson announced 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 9 a.m. at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2600 Beatties Ford Rd. Info: Thompson at 704-563-7360 or by e-mail.
Gyasi Foluke announced that a committee of the Kushite Institute working on an education agenda for the Charlotte community will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at Ivory Baker Recreation Center, 1920 Stroud Park Ct. off Oaklawn Avenue.
Delores Johnson Hurt sent in an announcement that Carolyn Flowers, Shirley Fulton, Vi Lyles and Joyce Waddell will be inducted into the Women’s History Hall of Fame on Friday, March 27 at 5 p.m. at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased by March 25. Info: Hurt at 704-778-3887 or by e-mail.
LaWana Mayfield sent in a copy of her March 15 newsletter.
Nancy Carter sent in an announcement of an open house at the nonprofit Your Destiny Learning Center, 7212 Albemarle Rd. from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. Flier here. Additional info here. Contact: Lucille Ivey at 980-207-0450.
Joel Ford sent in a copy of the March 6 and March 13 editions of his Legislative Week-In-Review.
Greg Schermbeck sent in an announcement of a screening of “Spiral Bound” on Friday, 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. Flier here. Reserve free tickets here. Pay for tickets here. Trailer here.
Bill Anderson sent in a copy of MeckEd’s March 11 newsletter.
Robert Dawkins sent in a fact sheet prepared by the ACLU titled “Racial Profiling in North Carolina Fact Sheet.”
Gerri Cummings sent in an announcement of “What Hospice Can Do For You,” an overview of the hospice philosophy, on Thursday, March 26, at Progressive Baptist Church, 1600 Clanton Rd. Among speakers: Dr. Victoria Garriett-Lampkin, a West Charlotte High graduate and Hospice physician. Lunch provided. Registration required with Louise Giusto at 704-375-0100 or by e-mail. Flier here.
Rodney Moore sent in a copy of his March 16 Raleigh Report.
Jaye Maxx Alexander sent in a copy of Pat McCrory’s March 9 newsletter.
Charlene Price-Patterson sent in an announcement of a free Women’s Health Symposium on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd. Info: Church Parish Nurse Cassandra Harding at 704-392-0392 or by e-mail. Flier here.
Dena Diorio sent in a copy of her March 16 Board Bulletin.
Robert Dawkins send in a link to his Agitator Radio interview with radio host Scout Smith of Down South and Dirty with Scout Smith and with Keith James from Stop Mass Incarceration Network.