Mary Johnson announced for Carlenia Ivory a kickoff event for volunteers agreeing to read, mentor or advocate for youth in the Beatties Ford and West Boulevard corridors on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. at the steps to Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Rd. Flier here.
Mary Johnson announced that attendance was “poor” at Monday’s community meeting on the CMS superintendent search. This series of meetings concludes Wednesday, Sept. 14. Details here. A flier here gives dates for MeckEd’s community conversations.
Betty Howell Gray announced a free community forum for judicial candidates on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd. Details here.
Betty Howell Gray announced a free political forum for nonjudicial candidates on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd. Details here.
Maurice Jones announced that last Saturday’s Science Innovation Fair featured about 180 students’ projects in solar, fuel cell and nanotechnology.
Thelma Byers-Bailey issued a call to action to prevent the sale by CMS of the former Double Oaks School property. Video here.
Nakisa Glover announced that TheAgenda will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Mama’s Caribbean Grill, 1504 Central Ave., to discuss “Playing Chess: Who Are You Playing?”
Connie Green-Johnson announced that her House District 105 campaign would distribute campaign literature on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8:30 a.m. from Community House Middle School, 9500 Community House Rd.
Larken Egleston announced a fundraiser for N.C. House District 92 candidate Chaz Beasley, featuring former Gov. Jim Hunt, on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 6-8 p.m. Details here.
Walker Spruill announced that Charlotte NORML would hold a public meeting Saturday, Sept. 17 from 1-3 p.m. at the South County Regional Library, 5801 Rea Rd. More on Facebook.
Queen Thompson announced that she would discuss a community engagement project for excellent schools during her radio show on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Nancy Carter announced that City Council member Julie Eiselt and Interim City Manager Ron Kimble would hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Pl.
Sherri Moore left an announcement that West Mecklenburg High School would introduce its Academy of Hospitality and Tourism and its Academy of Business and Entrepreneurship at a free event on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at CPCC’s Culinary Arts Building, 425 N. Kings Dr. Register here.
Ericka Ellis-Stewart sent in an announcement that CMS is routinely giving out-of-school suspensions to 900-1,000 students in Pre-K through 2nd grade annually. ”It is my belief that we as adults can find a better way to deal with student behavior for these young students outside of the punitive measure of suspensions.” Ellis-Stewart’s comments, data and records are here.
Robert Dawkins sent in the July-August report of the Charlotte Harm Free Zone Project.
Robert Hillman sent in an announcement of an Omega Psi Phi candidate forum on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 3301 Statesville Ave. Entrance free; barbecue plates $12. Details here.
Robert Hillman sent in an announcement of a 100 Black Men blood drive on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Student Union, 9201 University City Blvd. Current, officially issued photo ID required. Details here.
Dena Diorio sent in her Sept. 12 Board Bulletin.
Alysia Osborne sent in an announcement that Soul Junction music festival will be held Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17 on the J.C. Smith University grounds, 100 Beatties Ford Rd. Free tickets and info here.
Alysia Osborne sent in an announcement of West End Spin, a 5-mile family bike ride, on Saturday, Sept. 17 beginning at 9 a.m. at Seversville Park, 530 S Bruns Ave. Free B-Cycle may be reserved. Info here. Register here.
Michael Sexton sent in the Domestic Violence Awareness Month calendar.
Tatiana Cleveland sent in an announcement detailing how to become a reading tutor through Reading Partners. Details here.
Autumn Watson sent in information about the My Body My Test program of phone surveys and free cervical cancer screenings being conducted by UNC. Details here.