Election Season Event: Candidates of Color Forum at Queens University, April 21st @ 7:00 pm

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Election Season Event: April 2022 Candidates of Color Forum with Aisha Dew & Rev. Vahisha Hasan and Queens Students

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Ketner Auditorium at Queens University of Charlotte

Who will be running our city and county? Who will serve as Sheriff and District Attorney? 

It’s election season in Charlotte. The primaries are May 17th.  This event centers our focus to the first person lived experience of being a B.I.P.O.C. (black/indigenous person of color) in an electoral space. An impressive group of incumbents and candidates will enlighten us. What are the most important issues, measures, candidates, and races in the region? Come vote with your presence and influence the influencers with your perspective! 

There will be a meet and greet before (6:40-7:00 pm) and after the program (9:20-9:30  pm) and pizza served at the break. 

Here’s who will be joining us so far for the following races:


  • Tigress Sydney Acute McDaniel
  • Lucille Puckett

At-large City Council

  • Council Member Dimple Ajmera
  • Patrick Cannon
  • LaWana Mayfield

City Council Districts

  • Dante Anderson (District 1)
  • Charlene Henderson (District 1)
  • Malcolm Graham (District 2)
  • Kendrick Cunningham Jr. (District 2)
  • Tiawana Brown (District 3)
  • Cedric Dean (District 4)
  • Stephanie Hand (District 6)
  • Robert Hillman (District 6)


  • Sheriff Garry McFadden
  • Aijiena (Gina) Hicks
  • Marquis Robinson

District Attorney

  • District Attorney Spencer Merriweather

County Commission At-large

  • Yvette Townsend-Ingram
  • Arthur Griffin, Jr.

County Commission District Seats

  • County Commissioner Susan Rodriguez-McDowell (District 6)

This event is sponsored by the Center of Academic Community Engagement, Pi Sigma Alpha, the Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center, and the Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice. Invite your friends and neighbors. 

RSVP recommended. Click here to RSVP and to suggest questions for the candidates.

For more information contact Judy Schindler, schindlerj@queens.edu.


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