Trayvon Martin is topic of public meeting sponsored by the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte

The 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte, a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of the Charlotte region’s African-American youth, are sponsoring a community meeting to discuss the implications of the Trayvon Martin tragedy and how it impacts the youth of Charlotte. The event will be held at UNC-Charlotte in McKnight Hall in the Cone Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Panelists include Dr. Patrick Graham, CEO of the Urban League of Central Carolinas, who will serve as moderator; Reggie Singleton, director of “A Male’s Place”; Adrian Sundiata, Dean of Students at the Crossroads Charter School; and Attorney Erin Taylor of the Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina. The public is welcomed to attend this free event, and are asked to bring their children to learn from the discussion.

When: Saturday, May 5, 2012, 11 a.m.

Where: UNC-Charlotte, Cone Center-McKnight Hall

9201 University City Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

Why: Trayvon Martin’s unfortunate demise is a matter of national concern for African American parents and mentors. This event illustrates the 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte’s mission, “to strengthen community support and involvement for African American youth.”

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