June 2021 LINC Newsletter
|June 2021 Newsletter from LINC|
With Juneteenth just behind us, now may be a good time to pause, look back and reflect on the steps of progress that our collective efforts have helped make happen.
In this month’s newsletter we will give you info on upcoming LRC and Second Chance Alliance meetings, a conversation about Critical Race Theory, Affordable Housing in Wilmington and more.
Thank you for your support of our mission – to educate and motivate youth to make positive life choices and to empower men and women returning from incarceration to be productive members of our community.
|Upcoming Local Reentry Council and Second Chance Alliance Meetings|
Local Reentry Orientation June 25th at 2:00 pm
801 Princess Street, Suite 103
LRC Executive Meeting Wed. June 30th at 11am
Second Chance Alliance June Meeting
Topic: The NC Drug Tax
Thursday, June 24 at 6:30pm801 Princess Street, Suite 103 or by ZOOM
Understanding The Pushback Against Critical Race Theory In Schools
How American history should be taught is a contentious topic once again. Many Republican officials have decried an academic approach called critical race theory that makes race and racism central to explore in U.S. history, laws and institutions. There are movements in several states that would seek to mandate how U.S. racial history can be discussed in the classroom.
Listen here for the full conversation.
Senate Bill 349 stalls after proposal to alter single-family zoning by allowing middle housing. Some mayors in the Wilmington area are opposed.
But according to an official representing one of the sponsors for Senate Bill 349/House Bill 401 titled “Increasing Housing Opportunities,” there’s still some life left for it.
The aim of the bill is to provide options for more affordable housing by requiring municipalities to allow duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes and townhomes in any residential zoning district with water and sewer services
Read the full article here.
|WPD Chief Donny Williams on the challenges of modern policing and accountabilityWilmington Police Chief Donny Williams said his department has undergone a ‘cultural reset’. This means training officers to confront their implicit biases — and avoid becoming bystanders in the face of misconduct. Read more here.|
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