The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), a nonprofit organization focused on establishing strong ties among African-Americans working in the media and expanding and balancing the media's coverage of the African-American community and experience.

October 10, 2007

Race 101: An Examination of Race & Education

We are just 3 days away from what will surely be one of the biggest CAABJ events since our organization's resurgence! We have a unique opportunity to weigh in on the massive education gap in our area schools... a story we all either cover in our newsrooms, or deal with in our own lives.

Here's what CAABJ members need to know:
Date: Saturday, October 20th
Location: Levine Museum of the New South, Seventh Street, Charlotte
12pm: Brief CAABJ general body meeting
1pm: Race & Education forum, featuring CMS Superintendent Dr. Peter Gorman

And a special treat! Our Race & Education forum will be showcased on Praise 100.9! Be sure to tune in on October 17th at 11 a.m. as we speak to Tonya Rivens about this important issue and promote our event!

Please encourage fellow journalists in your newsrooms and offices to attend our CAABJ meeting and event. It is critical that we have as many members at this meeting as possible, as we get ready to move CAABJ into the new year. A dedicated few have pushed to keep this organization alive, we need you to keep it going!
Pass this email along to any African-American journalist you know! And be sure to tell parents about the forum that starts at 1pm.

Thanks and we'll see you Saturday, October 20th!

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