(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia) – The Albemarle-Charlottesville Branch of the NAACP, the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, the Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR), will hold a Democratic Primary Candidates Forum on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 6-7:30 pm in the Auditorium at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center (233 4th Street NW, Charlottesville VA)
Democratic City Council Candidates Wes Bellamy, Kathy Galvin, Lena Saville, Mike Signer, and Dede Smith have all confirmed their attendance.
The theme of the forum is “How will Democratic Candidates improve the health of the African-American Community?” The forum seeks to provide an opportunity for voters to learn the candidates’ views on how, if elected, they will work with the African American community to positively impact environmental health, economic health, safety, physical and mental well-being as well as support life-long learning.
Candidates will share prepared statements, answer questions from the moderator, and take questions from the audience. The forum is being organized by NAACP Health Committee Chair Holly Edwards, R.N., and is sponsored by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Branch of the NAACP, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center and the Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR). The forum will be moderated by Karen Waters-Wicks.
DATE: April 3, 2015
CONTACT: Dr. M. Rick Turner