CircleUp to meet Sunday

- Posted on Aug 07, 2019 - 01:57 PM

CircleUp Middle Peninsula, a community action group, will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Mathews Boys and Girls Club. Doors open at 2:30.

Sunday’s meeting will include an introductory presentation on The Center for African American Public Policy. Located at Norfolk State University, the center is a non-partisan think tank created and funded by the Virginia General Assembly, a CircleUp release stated. CAAMP’s mission is to influence the policymaking process on issues affecting African Americans and other people of color in the commonwealth through research and civic engagement.

Dr. Soji Akomolafe, executive director of the center and chair of NSU’s Department of Political Science, and Dr. Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander, author and dean of NSU’s College of Liberal Arts, will elaborate on CAAMP’s methods and goals in a 45-minute presentation, followed by a question-and-answer period. Audience members are invited to participate in breakout groups to delve into important issues such as crime and justice, housing and environmental health, according to the release.

Light refreshments will be served following the discussions. Those attending are encouraged to donate back-to-school supplies, which will be given to elementary schools in the Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex area.