Friday, September 22, 2017 at 08:17 PM through September 24, 2017The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center
The Democratic Women of Forsyth County cordially invite you to attend the 57th Annual DWNC Convention Winston Salem, North Carolina, September 22 to 24, at the Hawthorne Inn, Winston Salem where you will gain the tools and knowledge you need to make a difference in 2017 and beyond.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 06:00 PMFCDP Headquarters in Winston-Salem, NC
Precinct Leaders - Please attend this valuable VoteBuilder Training. Space is limited. Please confirm your attendance by sending an e-mail to Training Facilitator - Jennifer Filipowski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 06:30 PMMLK Jr. Rec. Community Center in Winston-Salem, NC
Paisley Precinct 205 Monthly Meeting - Special Guest County Commissioner Fleming El-Amin. All are welcome.
Saturday, October 07, 2017 at 12:00 PMLink Apartments (in the Club Room) in Winston-Salem , NC
Your HOST: Darlene Aldrich (720-301-7181)
Co-Host: Joann Mount (Precinct Chair)
We have GOT to do SOMETHING positive! Let's join up and get our act together.....1 to 1 1/2 hours
WINE, Cheese, Fruit, Cookies,Tea, Lemonade and hopefully LOTS of tangible ideas.
If you bring your children, there is PacMan, puzzles, and Shuffleboard to keep them busy and quiet :)
Let's Do It! Please contact me and RSVP to Darlene. (email@example.com or 720-301-7181)
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 06:45 PMSouthside Branch Library in Winston-Salem NC 27127, NC
Please Join Precinct 506 (Covenant Presbyterian) for their Precinct Meeting. All are welcome but the Democrats of this precinct are strongly encouraged to attend.
Something in the Water: While most people are aware of the basic contours of the Flint water story, AMERICA DIVIDED goes deeper. Correspondent Rosario Dawson investigates how a government could poison its own citizens, what hidden forces may have been at work, and how specific policies unique to Michigan, led not only to the crisis in Flint but also damaged other poor, largely African American communities around the state.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 06:30 PMForsyth County Democratic Headquarters in Winston-Salem, NC
Forsyth County Democratic Women Monthly Meeting: Join us to hear from Evan Raleigh, Director of the Winston Salem Office of Business Inclusion and Advancement, who will present the findings of the city's Poverty Thought Force. Light snacks and wine will be served.
In 2014 more than 24 percent of the citizens in Winston-Salem lived in poverty, based on their household income. These residents cannot provide themselves with adequate medical care, education, housing, food, and other resources.
However, the consequences of poverty impact everyone: social workers, employers, church-goers and church staffs, law enforcement officers and court officials, teachers, students and school staffs, employees of local government, merchants, lenders – everyone.
The Winston-Salem Poverty Thought Force is a communitywide collaboration spearheaded by the city of Winston-Salem to identify steps both feasible and impactful to reduce the number of residents living in poverty.
The Poverty Thought Force was formed in October 2015 and comprises 22 members representing a broad range of Winston-Salem’s civic and academic institutions. The Poverty Thought Force has five subcommittees that focus on various aspects of poverty:
Health and Wellness
Housing and Homelessness
Jobs and Workforce Development
Education and Life Skills
Hunger and Food Insecurity.
To ensure the broadest possible input into their work, the Poverty Thought Force used the world café method to gather information and ideas from the public and from people who work in these areas.
The Poverty Thought Force will took the information and ideas harvested from these world cafés and came up with a list of 56 policy recommendations, spread across its five focus areas.
Learn more and read the full report at: http://www.povertythoughtforce.com/
About Evan Raleigh:
Evan has worked in municipal government for several years and currently serves as the Director of the City of Winston-Salem’s Office of Business Inclusion and Advancement. As director, Evan is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department’s two divisions: Small Business Development and Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise. In addition to his regular management responsibilities, Evan works closely with the Offices of the Mayor and City Manager to lead a variety of special initiatives including the mayor’s efforts to combat the city’s growing poverty rate.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 12:30 PMForsyth County Democratic Headquarters in Winston-Salem, NC
Bring your lunch and join us to hear James Perry, President and CEO of the Winston Salem Urban League, present the results of the State of Black Winston-Salem Report.
Stunningly, the report shows that black residents in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County earn only 62 cents for each dollar made by white residents. Black residents in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County have a homeownership rate that is half that of white residents. Black residents are half as likely to have access to healthy food. Black residents have a death rate 1.23 times that of white residents. Arrests of black residents for nonviolent traffic offenses in Winston-Salem, occur at a rate approximately 1.4% more frequent than for white residents.
Most shocking, perhaps, are the education indices. Forsyth County black third graders are approximately 60% less likely to read at grade level than white third graders.
You can download the full report here:
About James Perry:
As president and CEO of the Winston-Salem Urban League. Perry leads a near 20 person team across the North Carolina Triad, advocating for civil rights, employment opportunities, affordable housing, health and wellness, voting rights, food security and more.
Before taking charge of the Urban League, Perry served for 10 years as the the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center. Perry led the Center through hurricane Katrina, at that time the most disastrous hurricane to make landfall in America. Under his leadership, the Center won more than half a billion dollars for victims of discrimination across Louisiana.
Perry founded the Mississippi Gulf Coast Fair Housing Center, testified before Congress eight times, and has served on dozens of local, state, and national boards and commissions. He currently serves on the National Fair Housing Alliance Board of Directors.
Perry is a political science graduate of the University of New Orleans and a graduate of the Loyola University School of Law. Perry, and his wife Melissa Harris-Perry, are raising two daughters in Winston-Salem, NC.
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 03:00 PMFCDP Headquarters
From the America Divided series. Film TBA
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 12:30 PMForsyth County Democratic Headquarters