Monday, October 10, 2016

School suspensions; affordable housing - justice opportunities

Adrienne Little represents CUCC at the meetings of the Congregations for Social Justice.  Here are two open invitations to the community which might be of interest to you.

1 -   In depth conversation regarding the "Suspensions in the Wake County Public School System" from Portia Rochelle < >
Speakers:     Keith Sutton and Monika Johnson Hostler
                    WCPSS Board of Education
Date:            Tuesday,October 11, 2016
Location:      Martin Street Baptist Church,
                    1001 East Martin Street
                    Raleigh, North Carolina
                    Johnson Building
                    State Street Entrance
Time:            6:30-8:00 p.m.
SPONSOR:  Concerned Citizens For African American Children
Please join our community for an in depth conversation regarding the "Suspensions in the Wake County Public School System."  We are calling on all parents,concerned citizens and community advocates to attend and participate in this important community dialogue.

Black students accounted for 63% of the suspensions during the 2014-15 school year, 16% were White while 15% were Hispanic.  Solutions to SUSPENSIONS is NEEDED!

2 - Affordable & Workforce Housing Panel Discussion from Cathy Tamsberg
A broader context of housing affordability in the Triangle

With increasing growth in our Triangle region, housing (un)affordability is affecting a greater swath of the population.  Some policies are in place for affordable and workforce housing, though the ability to absorb the demand is limited.  Further, our workforce is also being severely strapped by the increasing costs.

This expert panel discussion seeks first to provide commonly accepted definitions for affordable and workforce housing.

The panel will also illustrate different ways that communities have addressed these issues through government policies and land use planning.

Finally, panel experts will discuss the possible short and long term consequences based on affordable and workforce housingdecisions we make today.

DATE & TIME – Thursday, October 27, 7:00-8:30 PM
VENUE –  Citrix, 120 S West St, Raleigh, NC 27603, “Stadium” conference area, with thanks to Ashton Smith
RSVP – Please email Will Allen ( or Seth Hollar (  You must RSVP for CITRIX parking deck access.  Street parking is also available.

PANEL: Gregg Warren, J.B. Buxton, John Hodges-Copple, Jim Anthony
SPONSORS: YIMBY, DLA (Downtown Living Alliance), HSCSC (Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation), and BRCA (Blue Ridge Corridor Alliance)
QUESTIONS - Contact Will Allen ( or Seth Hollar (