UNC Asheville will hold the Second Annual State
of Black Asheville Forum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in
UNC Asheville's Highsmith University Union. The forum will explore
some of the biggest challenges facing Asheville's African American
community, including education, employment, law enforcement and
health care. The free event includes lunch provided at no cost.
Space is limited and pre-registration is necessary.
The annual conference was created by Dwight Mullen, UNC Asheville
political science professor.
"We are looking forward to building on the success of last year's
forum," he said. "The State of Black Asheville provides a place to
dialogue about the challenges facing the African American community,
which very well may become the first steps of positive social
Speakers at the Second Annual State of Black Asheville Forum include
representatives from local agencies, including Asheville Area
Chamber of Commerce, Asheville City Schools, Asheville Police
Department, Buncombe County Department of Social Services, Buncombe
County Sheriff's Office, and Mission Health & Hospitals.
In addition, a number of UNC Asheville students and recent graduates
will join the panelists to present original research. Student
researchers include Ben Cox, David Cox, Aimee Hills, Meredith
Morgan, C. Grace Salzer, Jason Tuell, Rachel Williams and Zofia
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