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This year featuring music from Dallas County's own Charlie Argo! Complete with games and events that are fun for all ages. The day will end with a fireworks spectacular sponsored by the City of Valley Grande.
Selma, AL, July 28, 2016: You are invited to attend the Closing Ceremony for the 1st Connie Tucker Social Justice Internship on Sunday, July 31, 2016, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will honor 9 interns who have lived and worked in Selma and engaged in youth and community work for 5 weeks. In particular, they have implemented Project GROW in Selma and Montgomery which is a grassroots organization project. The interns are from Rhode Island and Alabama cities and include college students, high school students and community youth workers. The internship was initiated by the Selma Center for Nonviolence and the Bridge Crossing Jubilee to honor the life and work of Connie Tucker who helped start and grow the National Voting Rights Museum, the Bridge Crossing Jubilee and the Selma Tracking Movement. Your attendance would demonstrate your gratitude for Ms. Tucker and the 9 interns who are carrying on her legacy and work. The ceremony will take place at the Selma Center for Nonviolence at 8 Mulberry Road at 1:30 p.m. For further information, contact Attorney Ainka Jackson at (334) 526-4539 or email
"Submit your questions for the Mayoral Debate/ Forum June 12-30, 2016.
We are soliciting questions from the Faith Community for the upcoming mayoral debate/forum that will be held Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Selma High School Auditorium. The debate forum will be moderated by Mr. Darryl Hood, WAKA newscaster. All five mayoral candidates have agreed to be present. The questions submitted will be used to guide the discussion and be asked of the mayoral candidates.
The mayoral candidates are:
Mayor George Evans
Former Mayor, Rev. James Perkins
Minister Jerria Martin
Councilman Greg Blejke
Rep. Darrio Melton
To ensure no candidate has an advantage, Dr. Bridgett A. King, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Auburn University has agreed to assist us and provide administrative support for question submission. Dr. King, will be the person with access to the questions prior to the debate. Dr. King will go through them to remove any language that is inflammatory and/or biased. Duplicate questions will also be removed.
You may submit questions from June 12-30, 2016. The questions will go directly to Dr. King and be used in preparation for the mayoral debate/forum. If you would like to address a specific question to a candidate, please do so.
Submitted questions may address the following categories:
Communities and neighborhoods
**Questions can be submitted online or by U.S. mail.
For online question submission visit: www.facebook.com/selmafaithunited or www.unitingselma.org
**You do not need a Facebook account to submit online. Once on the Selma Faith United page, you will be directed to an online form.
**For U.S. mail question submission, questions must be postmarked by June 30, 2016 and can be sent to:
Dr. Bridgett A. King
Department of Political Science
351 W. Thach Ave.
7080 Haley Center
Auburn, AL 36849
We have worked very hard to ensure that all is done "decently and in order"! We especially want to thank Auburn University and Dr. Bridgett King for all of their technical support.
Please pray for guidance and direction for us and Selma!
Yours In Christ,
Dr. Jerry Light
Mrs. Juanda Maxwell
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." Ephesians