The Forum did not meet Tuesday.
Dr. Derrick P. Alridge, a former middle and high school teacher and Winthrop graduate, heads a University of Virginia research team seeking to interview, in June, via Zoom or phone, teachers and administrators in Charlotte who taught during the years 1950-1980. The Teachers in the Movement project will archive the oral histories. Participants will receive a certificate and $25 gift card. Send suggestions of interviewees to Kimberly Wilson at D. Wilson Agency in Charlotte by e-mail or phone at 704-612-0131. More on the “Teachers in the Movement” project is here and on YouTube. More on Dr. Aldridge is here. More here.
Amy Farrell invited students to join the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council. Flier here. More here.
The Obama Foundation sent in a link to Barack Obama’s commencement address to HBCU graduates. Message here.
CMPD is offering free academic support in math, English, science, history and Spanish via Zoom call each Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3 p.m. through June 9. Link to call here. Flyer here.
Steve Johnston wrote a letter to Forum participants explaining his decision to focus on digital Forum service but to step back from attending future meetings until a coronavirus vaccine is available.
May 19: Congressional Black Caucus “Speak Up & Speak Out” town hall with teachers and educators, 7 p.m. Free. Register here.
May 27: MeckMIN Community Leader Awards Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., likely via Facebook Live. Info here.
May 29: CANCELLED Urban League’s Whitney M. Young Gala fundraiser.
July 12-17: MeckMIN In Our Own Back Yard Interfaith Camp, several one-day offerings during the week for rising 10th-12th graders. Apply.
July 13-18: CANCELLED Winners Plus Agency party trip to Tunica casinos.
Aug. 13: Paint the Town Blue Gala fundraiser for Democratic candidates.
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Nasif Majeed 5-14
Goodwill Industries 5-14
Housing & Neighborhood Services 5-15
Mecklenburg Board Bulletin 5-14
Misinformation Review 5-13
Urban League 5-14
West Side Connect 5-17