Next week: Dr. Deborah Walker on “Diversity, Multiculturalism, Equity, and Inclusion: Defining Moments.”
Ophelia Garmon-Brown announced that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force would kick off a listening tour on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 Norris Ave. Details here. Register here.
Aretha Blake announced that she would be a candidate for District Court judge.
Sherri Moore announced that West Mecklenburg High School would have representatives at both services at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 7237 Tuckaseegee Rd., on Dec. 6 about mentoring and employment opportunities. She invited people willing to mentor or employ West Meck students to e-mail her.
Maurice Jones announced that the STEM class at the Anita Stroud afterschool program at Ivory Baker Rec Center will cover animal cell structure next week on Monday-Wednesday, 4-6 p.m. Visitors welcome.
Faith Fickling announced that she would be a candidate for District Court judge.
Thomas Moore announced that the Tuned In Choir rehearses Thursdays (but not this week on Thanksgiving) from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at McCreesh Place, 2120 N. Davidson St.
Nancy Carter announced that the Soil & Water Conservation District Board had received a three-year grant to support public-private ventures to stabilize eroding stream banks. Contracts will require landowners to pay a portion, and to maintain the project for 10 years. Contact Anganette Byrd by e-mail.
Nakisa Glover announced a public hearing on the Clean Power Plan on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Government Center. A march for climate justice will be held before the hearing. See Glover to sign up to speak at that hearing. Info on march at Facebook.
Sean Gautam announced a tree planting at Cochrane Collegiate Academy and Devonshire Elementary School at 9 a.m. on March 12. Register here.
Brenda Robinson announced that her Aviation Camps of the Carolinas would be at Rock Hill Airport for two one-day camps for 14- to 17-year-olds on Dec. 28-29. Fee is $75 per student. Details here. Sponsors, mentors, chaperones and underwriters for transportation welcome. Use contact form on her website.
David Howard left an announcement that his think tank ReThink CLT will host a forum on Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 8:30 a.m.-noon in Room 267 of the Government Center on “The Future of Government Opportunities.” Flier here.
Alysia Osborne sent in an announcement that Center City Partners will host a drop-in on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 4-7 p.m. at The Wadsworth Estate, 400 S. Summit Ave., to receive feedback on its proposed work program for the next three years.
Queen Thompson sent in an announcement of a free celebration on Dec. 4-5 in Hillsborough to mark the 130th anniversary of the 13th Amendment and freedom from slavery. Details here. “The celebration will convene in the former Slave Dwelling of Jesse Ruffin, the slave of Thomas Ruffin, N.C. Supreme Court Justice, who signed for N.C. ratification of 13th amendment. Jesse drove Ruffin to sign for the ratification on Dec. 4, 1865 and returned home a free man…. Queen Thompson and other descendants of Jesse Ruffin are expected to spend the night of their great, great, great, great grandfather’s nationally recognized slave dwelling on Dec. 4.”
Michael Sexton sent in an announcement of the 11th Annual Domestic Violence Memorial Tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at police headquarters, 601 E. Trade St. Free parking in metered parking area and parking deck.
Bill Anderson sent in a link to video of Rucker Johnson’s presentation “Grandchildren of Brown: The Long Legacy of School Desegregation” on Nov. 12 at UNCC Center City Building. Alex Granados’ posting on EdNC.org on the event is here.
Robert Dawkins sent in an announcement that enough tickets have been sold to ensure the private screening of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” on Thursday, Dec. 3 at the AMC Concord Mills 24, 8422 Concord Mills Blvd. in Concord. Advance ticket purchases here. Details here.
Joyce Waddell sent in her Nov. 18 Waddell Weekly Bulletin.
Dena Diorio sent in her Nov. 23 Board Bulletins.
Munro Richardson earlier announced that Read Charlotte and the UNC Charlotte College of Education will co-host a free “What Matters in Literacy” on Monday, Nov. 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the UNC Charlotte Center City Campus, 320 E 9th St. Featured speakers are James Kim of Harvard Graduate School of Education, CMS Supt. Ann Clark of CMS, Lee Keesler of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, and Devonya Govan-Hunt of Black Child Development Institute. Details here. Flier here. Event is free but you must RSVP here or at 704-666-5619.