Friday, January 21, 2011

A Busy Few Days...

This has been a great week! I started my day Monday celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Triangle Interfaith Prayer Breakfast. It was a great event, and a wonderful way to start the week. Later that day, I also attended the YWCA's Day On Celebration. This was another great interfaith gathering centered on continuing to promote equity and justice for everyone. The Day On celebration was also a launch of three Study Circles on community race relations. More information about the study circles is available here, anyone can join!

Tuesday, I started the day with the NC Department of Commerce and Governor Purdue as they welcomed Wang Chao, the Vice Minister of Commerce of China. Minister Chao was in the triangle for the North Carolina China Trade and Investment Seminar. From the Trade and Investment Seminar, I went to Council meetings, with a public hearing in the evening. We continued our discussion of banning smoking in city parks, and heard from residents regarding the Crabtree Quarry's expansion proposal. There were over 400 people in attendance Tuesday night! It is great to see so many citizens engaged and active in their communities. I urge everyone to come to Council meetings anytime you are able!

Although it was a busy start to the week, it was an energizing one! Have a great weekend!

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