Local NAACP to host education forum, anniversary luncheon
3/17/2016, 11:34 p.m.
The Richmond Branch NAACP is holding a community discussion about educational issues at its next meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at Club 533, 700 N. 3rd St., in Downtown.
The theme of the meeting that is free and open to the public: “A Village Gathering: Our School Children in Crisis.”
Topics to be discussed include fair funding, excessive suspension, fair treatment of special needs children and discrimination in the region’s hiring process, according to a branch release.
Speakers include Richmond School Board member Tichi Pinkney Eppes and Kandise Lucas, an advocate for disabled children.
For more information on the forum, call Lynetta Thompson at (804) 982-8072 or Marty Jewell at (804) 585-8698.
The branch also has scheduled its Founders’ Day and Recognition Luncheon marking its 99th anniversary at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Royal Manchester Event Center, 1731 Wall St., on South Side.
For more information about the luncheon, call Margaret Johnson at (804) 873-1202 or Sylvia Wood at (804) 337-0698.