LCON - Louisville Coalition of Neighborhoods

LCON Meeting Minutes 10Nov2005

LCON Minutes

November 10, 2005 Minutes

Attendance: Carolyn Franklin, Judge Paula Fitzgerald, Mary Rose Evans, Paul Schuhmann, Steve Thomas, Jackie Schaeter, Mike, Zanone, Jerelene Frazier, Pat Germany, John Greathouse and Sherri Chandler.

Guest: Eddie Davis, Jennifer Oladipo, Donna Quiggins, Tom Rueff, Betty Thompson, Dick Dickerson, Melvin Ewing, Bill Mingus, Walt Hutchins.

Meeting started at 6:00pm. Food was from Indi's, Kroger, and delicious deserts by Linda's sister, Dr. Priscilla Baker-Brame.

Speaker - Dr. Ricky Jones

Focus: Grassroots Leadership: How We lead in the 21st Century

Dr. Jones, chair of Pan-African Studies at the University of Louisville, discussed African American leadership as it relates to issues faced by African Americans in Louisville. His presentation centered around 6 things he thinks African Americans need to look at:

  • Affirmative Action - referred to Richard Dire's book.
  • Stop blaming the victim.
  • Stop confusing celebrity with substance.
  • Stop narrowing individual progress.
  • Stop refusing to look at our more powerful intellectuals.
  • Expand focus to include policies.

    Participants expressed appreciation to Dr. Jones.

    Next meeting December 13, 2005 at the United Way Building. Bring a covered dish.

    Submitted by: Sherri Chandler

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