VOL. 133 | NO. 42 | Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The National Civil Rights Museum and the University of Memphis Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change will present “The Poverty Report: Memphis Since MLK” during a forum and panel discussion Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at NCRM, 450 Mulberry St. The report details how African-Americans and the poor have fared in Memphis and Shelby County over the past 50 years. Cost is free. RSVP at civilrightsmuseum.org.
Hutchison School hosts Ana Homayoun, author of “Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World,” for a talk on modern parenting in the age of the smartphone Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in Hutchison’s Wiener Theater, 1740 Ridgeway Road. Free and open to the public. Visit hutchisonschool.org.
Memphis Theological Seminary will host the 10th annual Dr. Barbara A. Holmes Lecture Series, featuring civil rights icon Rev. Bernard Lafayette, Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 27-28. Lafayette will present his lecture, “Nonviolent Social Change: Reflections 50 Years Later,” Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church, 2124 E. Holmes Road, and Wednesday at 11:10 a.m. at Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Ave. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Visit memphisseminary.edu.
Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce hosts RIX International managing partner Gwendolyn J. Tucker for a workshop titled “Maximizing Return on Investment (ROI) With Human Capital” Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at BACC’s office, 2969 Elmore Park Road. The event is part of the chamber’s Staying Ahead of the Curve workshop series for small-business owners. Cost is free for BACC members and $25 for nonmembers. Visit bartlettchamber.org or call 901-372-9457 to register.
Tennessee Small Business Development Center will present a workshop titled “Developing Your Social Media Strategy” Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the City of Memphis Business Development Center, 555 Beale St. Hear from experts about the do’s and don’ts of launching a social media strategy. Cost is free; registration required. Visit tsbdc.org/training for details.
B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that connects Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Elaine Blanchard, program director for Thistle and Bee, will present “Recovery is a Community Journey.” Email email@example.com or call 901-365-9728.