Joel Ford announced a free “Energize Charlotte: A Community Conversation About Energy, Opportunity, and Workforce Readiness” to be held Thursday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum, 400 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Details here. A press release is here.
Ray Moore announced on behalf of West Charlotte Recreation Center Facility Manager Tari Cottman that the renovation of the rec center is now scheduled to begin in May 2015, with the building closing for construction from May through the end of 2015. The Forum will move to another location for the duration. Details on the renovation are here.
Rodney Moore announced that even before Ferguson, Mo., he had written a bill in the N.C. legislature that would “compel the police to do more training so there won’t be more instances of racial profiling.” He said the bill will introduced in the 2015 session.
Pat Cotham announced that N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper would speak at the Uptown Democratic Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at noon at the Levine Museum of the New South. Lunch is $10. Reservations: 704-506-3056 or by e-mail.
Lakisha Harris announced that New Opportunity Programs will mark its fifth-year anniversary with a black-tie “I Make a Difference Awards Gala” on Saturday Oct. 11 from 7 p.m.-1 a.m at Genesis Event Venue, 3000 Yorkmont Rd. Flier here. Additional info here.
Maria Macon announced that she will conduct a Funding 101 workshop for nonprofits on Oct. 25 at 9700 Research Drive. Cost is $150 for two participants from one organization and covers continental breakfast, lunch and materials.
Ceretha Sherrill announced that voter registration forms are at public library branches. “Let’s don’t talk this thing. Let’s do it. It has to be done.”
Malcolm Graham left an invitation to the 4th annual Indaba from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 in Grimes Lounge at Johnson C. Smith Univeristy, 100 Beatties Ford Rd.
Robert Dawkins left a flier about early voting.
Alicia Brooks left an announcement that Shirley Fulton will sponsor a reception for Brooks’ campaign for District Court judge on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Wadsworth House, 400 S. Summit Ave.
Gloria Rembert sent in a reminder about securing seats or sponsorships for the Oct. 11 Black Political Caucus Fall Event.
Robert Dawkins sent in an invitation to participate in the City Council public forum on Sept. 22.
LaWana Mayfield sent in her Sept. 1 newsletter, which carries a report on the 2014 National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Annual Summer Conference.
Robert Dawkins sent in an Observer editorial (text cache here) headlined “CMPD should review use of force.”
Gloria Rembert sent in a list of key election dates published by the N.C. State Board of Elections.
Mark Jerrell sent in a flier listing Black Political Caucus candidate forums, all at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 Norris Ave.: Monday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. for soil conservation district, clerk of Superior Court, sheriff and county commission candidates; Saturday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. for Congress and NC legislative seats; and Monday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. for all judges.
Sam Evans sent in a link to a YouTube video showing how students were greeted on the first day of class at KIPP Academy Charlotte.
Sylvia Grier sent in a press release about a free program aimed at childhood obesity. Some information here. A blog about one participant is here.
Charles Thomas sent in an invitation to “FoodThink Unconference,” a gathering Sept. 26-28 to “source ideas for solutions to healthy food issues in our region.” More info here. Order paid tickets here.
Sylvia Grier sent in a flier about the Queen City Gospel Fest on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 3-8 p.m. at Marshall Park, 800 E. Third St.
Claire Green Fallon sent in an announcement that she will hold a Town Hall on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. at the University City Regional Library, 301 E. WT Harris Blvd. Guests are Mayor Dan Clodfelter, City Manager Ron Carlee, Police Chief Rodney Monroe and Fire Chief John Hannan. “The direction of the city in the future will be part of our discussion. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to join us.”
Dena Diorio sent in a copy of her Sept. 1 Board Bulletin.
Betty Howell Gray sent in an announcement of a free Voter Education Seminar on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m.-noon at the League of Women Voters, 1817 Central Ave. Details here.
Sharon Holm sent in details of the 2nd Annual Gantt Symposium, to be held Oct. 2 and featuring Common. Tickets $10-$20 here.
Azizi Morton sent in an announcement of the First Annual Sickle Cell Run/Walk to be held Saturday, Sept. 20 from The Dog House at 401 W. Morehead St., to raise awareness of sickle cell disease and raise funds for support services in Mecklenburg County. Details here, along with a poster, an entry form and a recruitment form.