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We’re going to have “Open Mic Night”


at the Next Durham Committee Meeting! 


(Well, sort of) 


What’s on your mind regarding the top priorities for Durham’s Black community? The Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People will be seeking answers to that question in two different ways, starting next week. Share your thoughts. You talk . . . We’ll listen! 


At the next regular general body meeting of the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, on Thursday, May 4, we want to hear from Durham’s Black community at large about what their main concerns are at this time, or what they think the key priorities should be for our local leaders.


With a few ground rules, speakers will be given up to three minutes to tell it like it is, or at least the way they see it. In the weeks after that we’ll follow up with some paper and pencil or electronic surveys to get a bigger view of issues from a much larger group of people.


To sign up for a chance to be one of the people who will provide feedback on issues during our May 4 meeting, send an email to indicating your wish to speak at the meeting and what priority you would like to address.  It’s likely that not all who sign up will have the opportunity to speak, and we will be trying to insure that different matters get addressed and that the speakers aren’t necessarily the same ones we hear often.



Don’t expect to hear responses to your concerns at our May 4 meeting. You talk . . . We’ll  listen! We do expect to have members of the Durham City Council, the Durham County Commission, Durham Public Schools, the legal system, the North Carolina General Assembly and others present, and some of them might want to react to some concerns that are expressed.


Speak up, Black Durham!  We want to hear from you!

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