Intelligence is the torch of wisdom.
This is the central theme that provides the foundation for the principles that the members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. make as a part of their 100 year (and counting) mission regarding community leadership, service, outreach, and social action. The Atlanta Alumnae and Atlanta Suburban Chapters are collaborating with League of Women Voters (Atlanta-Fulton County) this Wednesday, September 25th, for a critical and essential conversation focusing on the Atlanta Board of Education and its upcoming elections.
Starting promptly at 6:45pm at the Adamsville Recreation Center, the organizations are hosting a community-wide candidate forum. The forum provides the general public the opportunity to listen and learn about the candidate platforms for the board's at-large seats (for Districts 7, 8, and 9), along with asking the candidates focused questions about their vision and direction of the board.
The event is free and open to the public.
Candidates from District 7 who are scheduled to appear are Courtney English and Nisha Simana. Cynthia Briscoe Brown, Reuben McDaniel, Mark Riley, and Tom Tidwell are the District 8 candidates who are scheduled to be in attendance.
With the areas of interest and concern regarding public education, an opportunity to interact with all of the aforementioned candidates is a sound opportunity for all to take advantage of. Combined with the ability to be more informed, aware, and engaged with the issues at hand, it clearly calls for community action and a renewed effort for providing the access to resources needed for the benefit of all who are a part of the Atlanta Board of Education, from its leadership to its students and parents.
That surely sounds like a strong dose of intelligence and wisdom...