Sarah Stevenson invited suggestions on how the Forum’s current presentation and Q&A format in 90 minutes could be tweaked to better serve participants. Tuesday evening she explained: “How to make better use of the time, how to get more questions answered. I feel like we don’t have enough time. We have to cut people off.” Stevenson asked that e-mails with suggestions be sent here that will be forwarded to Stevenson.
Sarah Stevenson announced that the Forum Christmas Party will be Tuesday, Dec. 13. Natheley McElrath asked that participants bring to next week’s Forum unwrapped items for the Take a Gift game, “things that look new, that Aunt Sally gave us, that we could never get rid of because Aunt Sally would be insulted.”
Carlenia Ivory announced that she was collecting names of families in need who could use a Thanksgiving food basket,
Mike Evans, on behalf of Aretha Blake, announced the newly elected judge’s thanks for voter support on Nov. 8. Evans said Blake was absent because of her District Court observations.
Vi Lyles announced that the city has approved apprenticeship programs in highway construction, vertical construction and fiber optic cable installation. For information contact Goodwill Industries or the Urban League.
Ra’Shawn Flournoy announced that C.W. Williams Community Health Center has opened a specialty clinic seeing HIV patients Monday through Thursday. The dental clinic is also open, with fees for service set on a sliding scale.
Ra’Shawn Flournoy announced that the Dream Center would give away 50 turkeys.
Larken Egleston announced that Young Democrats and Young Republicans would collaborate on service projects in December and January “in an effort to start to heal some of the wounds from this divisive election.”
Larken Egleston announced that the Young Democrats’ annual Holiday Party will be Tuesday, Dec. 13.
Jeremiah Chapman sent in an announcement that Natural Fest, “an event series aimed at strengthening self identity amongst women of color who are often shamed for their appearance,” would be held Sunday, Nov. 20 from noon-5 p.m. at Cone Center on the UNCC campus. Tickets $7 here.
Dena Diorio sent in her Nov. 14 Board Bulletin.
Victor Mack sent in an announcement that UNCC would host prospective educators in a campus tour and small-group discussions on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Register by e-mail to Bethany Myers. Details here.
Jason Terrell sent in a Profound Gentlemen newsletter.
Victor Mack sent in an announcement that UNC Charlotte will host Let’s Explore Africa 2016 Quiz Competition in the UNCC Student Activity Center Salon C on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 4-7 p.m. for K-12 students. Flier here. Details online here. Registration here.
Maria Macon sent in an announcement that her play “The Star Than Hangs Closest to the Earth” will be performed Nov. 18-20 at the Little Rock Cultural Center. “This is the first time in 10 years that one of my plays has returned to Charlotte.” Details here. For Thursday’s 7 p.m. dress rehearsal, a donation for the homeless of new socks, knit gloves, scarfs or personal hygiene items for women — or cash — will get you in.
Stephanie Counts sent in an announcement of a fundraiser for Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange on Saturday, Nv. 19 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Eileen Fisher, 6822-G Phillips Place Ct near SouthPark. Details here.
Blanche Penn sent in an announcement of her retirement party Dec. 1. Details here.