The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management Office has issued a Stay-at-Home order for County residents beginning 8 a.m., March 26 for 21 days, through April 16. County information here. Observer story here.
The Forum did not meet today. In-person meetings at the Belmont Center are suspended until further notice during the current coronavirus pandemic. Facilitators will review the situation March 31.
Pandemic resources: A page of the Forum website here includes links to resources from federal, state and local agencies.
Richard McElrath, longtime Forum participant, former CMS math teacher and District 2 representative on the CMS Board of Education, died Wednesday, March 18, 2020. A gathering of family with friends will be Wednesday, March 25 from 10 a.m.-noon at A.E. Grier & Sons Funeral and Cremation, 2310 Statesville Ave. A celebration of life service follows at noon. An obituary is here. A Forum website page devoted to Richard McElrath’s life is under way here.
March 26: POSTPONED “Build People, Not Prisons” fundraiser for Center for Community Transitions, 6 p.m., 2307 Wilkinson Blvd. Tickets $75 here. More on postponement here.
March 26: CANCELLED “The State of Black Women” panel discussion, 6 p.m., Reeder Memorial Baptist Church, 3725 Beatties Ford Rd. Flier. More on cancellation here.
April 4: Public Event Cancelled Census 2020 Block Party Tour, Lockwood/Spratt Street, 12-4 p.m.
April 5-6: Possibly Posponed to June 5-6 Protect the Vote conference, Little Rock AME Zion Church. More on Facebook.
April 6: Deadline to make a nomination (person or organization) for the annual MeckMIN Community Leader or Bridge Builder Award. Nomination forms here.
April 18: Census 2020 Block Party Tour, Hidden Valley, 12-4 p.m.
April 23-24: POSTPONED Southern Regional Grant Professionals Association Conference: Connecting Our Communities, Greenville, SC. Register here.
May 2: Census 2020 Block Party Tour, Four Seasons/Farm Pond, 12-4 p.m.
May 16: Census 2020 Block Party Tour, Grier Heights, 12-4 p.m.
May 27: MeckMIN Community Leader Awards Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., likely via Facebook Live. Info here.
June 16: Aviation Camp of the Carolinas. Registration opens March 15. Note date change since printing of flier here.
July 12-17: WILL BE REFORMATTED AS SEVERAL ONE-DAY EVENTS July 12-17 MeckMIN In Our Own Back Yard Interfaith Camp for rising 10th-12th graders. Apply.
July 13-18: Winners Plus Agency party trip to Tunica casinos.
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Carla Cunningham 3-17
Joyce Waddell 3-20
Cynthia Wallace 3-22
Cities in Schools 3-19
CMS Meal Distribution details
Goodwill Industries 3-20
Read Charlotte 3-22
Urban League 3-24
West Side Connect 3-20