VOL. 126 | NO. 205 | Thursday, October 20, 2011
Vance Avenue Choice Neighborhoods’ neighborhood team, a joint community engagement effort by the University of Memphis’ graduate program in city and regional planning, the department of anthropology and The Vance Avenue Collaborative, will meet Thursday, Oct. 20, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Emmanuel Center, 604 St. Paul Ave. The meeting will discuss how to integrate resident and community stakeholder interests, perceptions and visions into resident-led redevelopment and revitalization plans for the neighborhood.
American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee will hold a discussion titled “State of the State: Civil Liberties Challenges in Tennessee” Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 100 S. Cooper St. The program is free and open to the public. Topics discussed will include voting rights; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality; religion in public schools; online censorship; students’ rights; and racial and ethnic profiling. For more information, call 615-320-7142.
The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Memphis Chapter will meet Thursday, Oct. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. The meeting will discuss the Shelby Farms Conservancy.
Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC will host a presentation by Dr. Steve Perry Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Bridges, 447 N. Fifth St. Perry is founder of Capital Prep Magnet School and is a CNN education contributor. A question-and-answer session will follow. The event is free. For more information or to R.S.V.P., email Rachel Spencer at email@example.com.
Leadership Memphis will hold its fifth annual Multicultural Breakfast Oct. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Dr. Rajiv Grover will speak on the topic “Two Keys to Great Leadership: Diversity and Creativity.” Grover is dean of the Fogelman College of Business and Economics. Tickets are $50 per person and $500 per table of 10. For reservations, call 278-0016 or visit www.leadershipmemphis.org by Thursday, Oct. 20.
Visible Music College will hold the seventh annual 24-Hour Drumathon beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21. The entire percussion department will drum for 24 hours at the Ann and Jim Vining Concert Hall, 200 Madison Ave. The event will raise money for Visible Music College drummers to attend the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis. The Drumathon will be broadcast live online, To donate, watch streaming video or request a song, visit www.drumathon.com.