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Johnson C. Smith University to Host 2nd Annual Indaba March 31

Charlotte, N.C., March 20, 2012 —  Johnson C. Smith University will host the 2nd annual Indaba community forum for residents of the Northwest Corridor on Saturday, March 31 in Grimes Lounge in the Mary Joyce Taylor Crisp Student Union. The free event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include breakfast and lunch.

The gathering will offer residents an opportunity share ideas at workshops on topics affecting the Northwest Corridor such as economic development, land use planning, education, small business development and community leadership. Speakers include Phillip Agnew, Sarah Stevenson, Darrell Williams, principal at Neighboring Concepts, PLLC;  Rev. Mildred McCullough, Andrea Harris, president of the N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development; Dr. Katherine Loflin, senior research fellow at the Smith Institute Center of Excellence and lead consultant for the Soul of the Northwest Corridor Initiative.

“This event will give voice to the community and continue to address and solve some of the key issues facing the Northwest Corridor,” said Sherrill Hampton, director of Center for Applied Leadership at Johnson C. Smith University. The Northwest Corridor covers the neighborhoods of Wesley Heights, Seversville, Washington Heights, McCrorey Heights, Oaklawn Park, Oakview Terrace, Dalebrook, Lincoln Heights, Taylor-LaSalle and University Park.

To attend the event, please contact Torrey Feimster at 704-378-1031 by March 23.

Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University is the premier independent urban liberal arts university located in the heart of Charlotte, N.C. It offers a progressive liberal arts curriculum with 26 fields of study to more than 1,600 students. The University prepares students for success through excellent academic programs with a focus on servant leadership, civic engagement and global responsibility.          

Contact:
Jennifer Gaskins
Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing
704.330.1338 | jgaskins@jcsu.edu

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