HOLIDAY LUNCHEON Date: December 19, 2023 Time: 12 noon (doors open at 11:30 am) Place: Carmel Country Club Cost: $45/person. Payable at Friday meetings or mail a check payable to Senior Scholars. Address: Senior Scholars at Queens; ATTN: Eileen Griggs; 1900 Selwyn Avenue MSC 1409; Charlotte, NC 28274.
TOPIC: The Rural-Urban Divide and the 2024 Election SPEAKER: Chelsea Kaufman, Assistant Professor, Wingate University Chelsea provide an overview of how political attitudes and voting behaviors have varied across rural and urban areas over the last several election cycles and discuss what this might mean for 2024, especially in "swing states" like NC.
TOPIC: Inherit the Land; Jim Crow Meets Miss Maggie's Will SPEAKER: Gene Stowe, Author Two antebellum white spinster sisters in Marvin, NC, raised a Black man and then his daughter as their own beginning in Reconstruction. The women left them their 800 acre homeplace, a will upheld against all odds by two White juries in […]
TOPIC: Policing in 2024 and Beyond SPEAKER: Johnny Jennings, Chief of Police, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chief Jennings will discuss how policing has transformed over the past 4 years under his leadership and how he sees policing evolving in the future. BIOGRAPHY Johnny Jennings was sworn in as Chief of Police of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department […]