North Carolina Officials To Have Real Talk With Charlotte Residents
It’s expected to be a packed house at Reeder Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte as residents have real conversations with some of their elected officials. In honor of Black History Month, the church’s Social Justice Committee is hosting “Let’s Talk About Government – Who Does What?” on Wednesday, February 15, 6:30pm.
The one-night event will educate and engage residents of the Queen City with elected officials. Organizer and Social Justice Chair, Colette Forrest says “The program is about the people.” Forrest says attendees will learn the ‘ABC’s’ of government.
Several elected officials will attend to have ‘real talk’ with residents. Officials include Congressman Jeff Jackson, Congresswoman Alma Adams, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Mark Jerrell, Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board Vice Chair Stephanie Sneed and CMS School Board member Gregory Rankin.
Forrest says the conversation will not be in the traditional panel format. Instead, it will be a group setting. Each group will be led by community leaders. Constituents will be able to share with each body of government their top two priorities.
Prior to the ‘conversation’, there will be a resource fair to provide services to attendees from 5:30-6:30pm. The conversation and community engagement will begin at 6:30pm. The event will be in-person, however Zoom and Facebook Live capabilities will also be available.
The event is free and open to the public.
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