Queen Thompson announced that Lawrence Orr Elementary School will hold a naming ceremony Friday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. at the school, 4835 Shamrock Drive. Video of her announcement is here.
Tommie Robinson announced that his new studio would be open in a couple of weeks, across Distribution Street from Friendship Trays.
Nakisa Glover announced “Exploring Solutions: Climate Justice, Green Jobs and Ending Poverty,” a town hall on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 2-5 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church, 401 N. McDowell St. Flier here. Info: Joe Segal at 571-344-1518. Register here. More info on Facebook.
Victor Mack announced “Pursuing Extraordinary Outcomes in Public Education,” a national conference to be held Nov. 6-7 at UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. 9th St., featuring keynoter Dr. Steve Perry. Details here. Ticket prices and registration here.
Victor Mack announced that Dr. Rucker Johnson would be featured at a free discussion, “Grandchildren of Brown: The Long Legacy of School Desegregation” on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Center City Building, 320 E. 9th St. Info here. Registration here. Flier here.
Jeremy Stephenson announced that Barry Sherman at Bruns Avenue Elementary is organizing PRIDE (Parents Rising in Defense of Education). Flier here. E-mail Sherman here.
Maurice Jones announced that Ken Simmons is director of a STEM program operating for fourth- and fifth-graders enrolled at Ivory-Baker Rec Center weekday afternoons as part of the Anita Stroud Afterschool program.
Natheley McElrath announced a fundraising event Sunday, Oct. 25 marking Sarah Stevenson’s 90th birthday, to raise money to give two students from South Africa a semester at Johnson C. Smith University. Details here.
Dena Diorio sent in her Sept. 21 Board Bulletin.
LuAnn Ritsema sent in an announcement that the Council for Children’s Rights will co-sponsor a free Survival Skills for a Successful School Year training on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Rd. Flier with details here. RSVP by e-mail. More info here.
Robert Dawkins sent in an announcement that Safe Alliance is selling T-shirts to brand the organization and raise money for copies and supplies. Cost plus shipping is $20 per shirt, none tax-deductible. Goal is 50 shirts; 21 sold through Sept 22; if goal is not reached by Oct. 1, money will be returned.
Sylvia Grier forwarded an announcement of bus transportation on Oct. 9 to the next day’s Justice or Else 20th anniversary Million Man March in Washington. Details here.
Tiera Parker sent in an announcement that The Relatives, Inc. is seeking new Safe Place partners willing to take in youth in need and connect them with the Relatives Youth Crisis Center. Details from Curtis Joe by e-mail.
Rita Miles sent in an announcement of charity benefits supporting Second Harvest Food Bank, on Sept. 24 and Sept. 25. Details here.
Robert Dawkins sent in a link to his Sept. 15 Agitator Radio interview with Carl Dix, co-founder with Dr. Cornel West of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network.
Jane Whitley sent in an invitation to a campaign fundraiser for N.C. Commissioner Wayne Goodwin on Friday, Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Montomery Law Firm, 6135 Park South Drive Suite 510. Details here.
Sharon Holm sent in an announcement of a Gantt After Dark event on Thursday, Sept 24 at 6 p.m. featuring Motown tunes and, for an additional charge, a guided painting experience. Details here.
Larken Egleston sent in an announcement that Young Democrats of Mecklenburg County will host a free Fundraising 101 candidate training on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Asian Library, 1339 Baxter St. Open to all.
Sharon Holm sent in an announcement that the Gantt Center would hold a screening of “I’m Walkin’ For My Freedom: The Selma March and Voting Rights,” a Steve Crump documentary, on Friday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St. $10 tickets for nonmembers here. Details here.
Sylvia Grier sent in an announcement of a grant-writing seminar for beginning and experienced grant writers, on Friday, Oct. 16 at 5104 Reagan Dr. Suite 5. Cost is $125. Details here. Register here.