The Forum will not meet on June 1. The Forum returns June 8 with District Attorney Spencer Merriweather.
James L. Pughsley, the retired CMS superintendent, has written, “I fully support Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio for communicating a sense of urgency for addressing the academic needs of African American students by way of the CMS budget request.” The article is here.
Jason Terrell, co-founder and executive director of Profound Gentlemen, joins the Walton Family Foundation as an education program officer on June 1. More here and here. VIdeo of his 2016 presentation to the Forum is here. His comment on George Floyd is here.
Stephen Valder sent in an announcement that the Athletic Booster Club at Julius Chambers High School is taking orders for shirts and mugs under the slogan, “Let’s have fun raising funds.” Order form here.
May 26: Alma Adams’ Virtual Seniors & Caregivers Resource Fair, 6 p.m. via Zoom. Register here. Flier here.
June 1: Juneteenth Flag- Raising, 11 a.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2020 West Sugar Creek Rd., by United Voices for Education.
June 2: African American Community Foundation Grant Writing Series #6: “Storytelling for Impact”, Zoom. See here for time and registration details.
June 5: Blanche Penn’s birthday party, 5 p.m.
June 11-12: Carolina Education and Employment Expo, 1-5 p.m, virtual on 11th, in-person on 12th at 2424 N. Davidson St. Register here. Employers and Vendors register here. Flier here. COVID-19 form here. Press release here.
June 16: African American Community Foundation Grant Writing Series #7: “Bringing ti All Together”, Zoom. See here for time and registration details.
June 23: Supportive Housing Communities Virtual Night In fundraiser, 7 p.m. Registration details to follow. To sponsor or donate, e-mail Robin Hancock.
Sept. 8: Democratic Women of Mecklenburg Annual “Paint the Town Blue” fundraiser.
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Goodwill Industries 5-19
Knight Foundation 5-23
NC Dept. of Health & Human Services 5-21