Sheila Peltzer announced a Parental-Grandparent Alienation Awareness Rally for Children’s Rights on Wednesday, April 27 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Raleigh. Details here.
Sheila Peltzer announced a fundraiser to support this summer’s Shalom Park Freedom School, the fundraiser to be held on Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at Shalom Park, 4901 Providence Rd. Details and more ways to support Freedom School here.
Jeremiah Chapman announced that about 30 companies would be represented at Rep. Alma Adams’ Jobs and Workforce Development Fair on Tuesday, April 5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rameses Temple, 4919 Beatties Ford Rd.
Joyce Waddell announced that she faced a Republican opponent in November’s N.C. Senate 40 election.
Joyce Waddell announced the Charlotte African American Festival, which opens Thursday evening, March 31 and runs through Sunday, April 3 at the Carole Hoeffener Center, 610 E. 7th St. Flier here. “There’s something for everybody as we celebrate our culture.”
Nakisa Glover announced that those who could not attend coal ash hearings Tuesday in Hickory can submit comments via e-mail through April 18. Facebook links are here and here. Details on how to send comments, plus info, are here and here and here.
Ben Thalheimer announced that he faced opposition in a November election for a District Court seat.
Michaela Duckett announced that Running Works, whose programs promote health and wellness through running, said the organization had found that in addition to the homeless, many of its clients are former wards of the foster care system. Brochure here.
Gwen Forney announced that if she were running a school, she would avoid burning out her teachers by staffing one room with lots of teachers and volunteers to “groom” children to take on the learning they were not prepared to do in regular classrooms.
Larken Egleston sent in a reminder of Taste of the Nation on Monday, April 18. VIP admission from 6 p.m. for $120; general admission at $85 from 7 p.m., ending 9:30 p.m., at The Fillmore Charlotte, 820 Hamilton St. Info here. Local beneficiaries are Second Harvest Food Bank and Community Culinary School of Charlotte.
Martha Alexander sent in a link to the newsletter page of Public Schools First NC, a Raleigh advocacy group that fought against N.C. vouchers in 2013. “This organization is on the forefront of what is happening to public education in our state.”
Justin Harlow sent text and pictures as a March update for the 5 Points Community Collaborative, which are collected here.
Jane Whitley sent in an announcement that Jess George, Google Fiber’s community impact manager, would speak at the next meeting of the Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County, on Wednesday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. at The Asian Library, 1339 Baxter St. Flier here.
Brian McNeill send in information on how to volunteer with the Traveling Space Museum and NASA Space Camp on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2. Register for camp here. April Johnson passed along Brenda Robinson’s press release.
Devonya Govan-Hunt sent in an announcement that The 4th Annual Superwoman Syndrome: A Women’s Empowerment Conference is scheduled for June 4, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., with speakers, live entertainment, breakout sessions, vendors, breakfast, and lunch. The breakout sessions include financial literacy, emotional & social health, childcare and balancing relationships.
Tricia Cotham sent in the text of her legislative speech opposing H.B. 2 and her successful amendment to allow opposite-sex children under 8 to accompany their parent into the parent’s bathroom.
Laura Clark sent in a Renaissance West Community Initiative newsletter.