The following is a note written by Sarah Stevenson’s younger sister Elloree Erwin. Further updates will be shared as they are available.
Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 11:28 a.m.
I was able to have a telephone visit with Saran twice last week. I took her all the accolades that had been bestowed upon her by County Commissioners, the honor by Congresswoman Alma Adams, and the Observer’s article. She was in good spirits and was happy to get the information.
We talked about the Forum. She said she’d made the order in which the Forum would continue. She named the persons who’d agreed to preside over the Forum. She’s also ready to get her ballot so she can VOTE.
I’m so proud of her. We appreciate all the prayers and thoughts sent to her.
Tim Porter sent in an announcement that the City of Charlotte is conducting a public survey for feedback on city tree canopy policies through Oct. 12. Details here. Online survey is here.
Janey Tate wrote in QCityMetro about County Commissioners’ Sept.16 proclamation honoring Forum co-founder Sarah Stevenson. Story here, archived here. Proclamation here.
Ajonelle Poole sent in an update on online open houses on the Silver Line rail project linking Gaston County and Matthews (and possibly Union County) via the Wilkinson and Independence Boulevard corridors. (Upcoming meetings are listed in “Upcoming Events” below). Materials available include the maps of corridor location options being discussed. Public comments are being taken through Oct. 14 on an online page here.
Sept. 22-26: Profound Gentlemen’s Back to Class wine set and virtual testing virtual social and fund-raiser. More info, registration links and FAQ here.
Sept. 22: Silver Line light rail project meeting, focus area Independence Boulevard (Charlottetowne Avenue to Idlewild Rd), 5:30 p.m. YouTube link here. Maps here.
Sept. 24: Silver Line light rail project meeting, focus area Independence Blvd (Idlewild Rd to just south of I-485 at CPCC Levine), 5:30 p.m. YouTube link here. Maps here.
Sept. 24: Virtual 2020 Mental Health Summit from Living Waters Inc., 9 a.m-1 p.m. Tickets $20/$30. Limited scholarships available. Details and tickets here. Agenda here. Website page here.
Sept. 24: “Educational Inequities & Race Relations: Mobilizing and Organizing in our Communities,” a free virtual town hall from the North Carolina Alliance of Black School Educators and NABSE Southeast Region, 7-9 p.m. using Google Meet. Register here. Flier here.
Sept. 29; Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Infrastructure Series: Traditional Part 2, 11 a.m. via Zoom, $10.
Sept. 29: Silver Line light rail project meeting, focus area Union County Extension, 5:30 p.m. YouTube link here. Maps here.