Public forum on Camelot Education issue

On Thursday, May 11, 5-8pm, Southern Anti-Racism Network (SARN) will host a second forum on the Camelot Education issue. Meeting to be held at North Columbus Public Library.

“We’ll do this meeting Durham style.”, says Theresa El-Amin, SARN regional director, Further explaining, “In Durham, we don’t tell people what they can say, just how long they get to say it.”

The format will be two-minute rounds. A stack of speakers will be taken as attendees sign in starting at 5pm. First segment will be “Conversation on Race and Education” running from 5:30-6:30pm.

Participants can speak a second time after everyone who signed up to speak has spoken. Only two rounds per speaker during “Conversation on Race and Education” segment.

Beginning at 6:30pm, participants will be invited to express their concerns about the Camelot Education issue. Three-minutes on first round and 2-minutes on second round. Sign up for Camelot issue throughout the first segment of “Conversation on Race and Education”. Speakers list closes at 6:30pm for Camelot issue segment.

Ray Rodriguez, Camelot Chief Strategy Officer, has been invited to participate. He will be called on to comment throughout the Camelot Education segment and given 5 minutes each time to respond to concerns after several speakers have generated questions.

There will be no exceptions to time limit ground rules. As with the parents forum on April 18, a law enforcement officer will be hired to enforce the ground rules of the meeting.

Moderator: Theresa El-Amin, SARN regional director (assisted by SARN members)

Refreshments will be served.

Event is free and open to the public. However, parking is very limited at the North Columbus Public Library. Please park outside the library parking area so that library customers and those with disabilities may have the preferred parking. Additional (limited) parking is available next door at Britt David School and unlimited parking directly across the street from the school in Britt David Park.