Sunday, March 22, 2009

NAACP Forum Today

Peter R. Briggs Jr., president of the Plainfield Branch of the NAACP, corrects information provided by the Plainfield Education Association: "Just to clarify, the NAACP has not held their forum yet, it will be March 22, 2009 at 5:15pm at the Whitney Allen Young Community Room. "

That would be today. The Whitney Allen Young Community Room is in the complex also known as Allen-Young Apartments, 300 Central Ave.

As previously reported, seven people - Rasheed Abdul-Haqq, Patricia Barksdale, Brenda Gilbert, Mahogany Hendricks, Joanne Hollis, Lisa C. Logan-Leach and Joseph M. Ruffin Sr. - have filed for three three-year terms on the Board of Education and three people - Katherine Peterson, Tammy Westbrook and Terrence Williams - are vying for one two-year unexpired term. The school board election is April 21.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be at the NAACP forum, but I hope it is run more professionally than it has been in the past. I remember going to one of their BOE forums a few years ao when then-BOE president Sharon Robinson-Briggs (who was also the Pres of the NAACP) was the moderator and collected the question cards!! Needless to say, the forum was run in a very partisan manner with many questions not asked if they were deemed by her (with no neutral oversight) to be biased. She controlled the questions being asked which made the whole forum a sham. I will attend but with an eye on fairness. I hope that her husband is not moderating or collecting questions! We'll see.

12:08 PM  

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