On Saturday August 1, 2009, at 9:30 AM, The Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS) will hear the preliminary reports of two more of the community wide study groups involved in an examination of Tavis Smiley’s The Covenant With Black America. The presentations will be the featured offering of the HCFS’ monthly breakfast Roundtable and Open Forum, held in the Multipurpose Annex of the West Broad Street YMCA, located a 1110 May Street, near W. Gwinnett St.
Longtime ILA- Local 1414 member, Chester A. Dunham, host of WSOK’ s “The Dunham Report”, will moderate the Covenant VII Study Group’s preliminary plan on “Strengthening Our Rural Roots.” Other members of this study group include Mike Jones, Davita Capers-White, Warren Hickman, Eva E. Washington, Servant Emmanuel Branch, Dave Kelly, Min. Richard H. Law, Hon. Rodney Kinlaw, Betty Ellington, Attorney Bess Walthour, Angelisa Savage- Bryant, Pat Gunn, Sidney Adkins and John K. Littles.
Entrepreneur and community activist Gwen Glover, HIE Project Mananger, Chatham County Health Department’s Health Safety Net Planning Council, chairs the study group on “Claiming Our Democracy.”
In 2003, the Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council (CCSNPC) was created to assist the Chatham County Commissioners in better meeting the health care needs of the uninsured and underinsured residents.
Under the organizational leadership of the Chatham County Health Department, the group was asked to gain a better understanding of the health care needs of low income uninsured citizens in Chatham County, explore existing resources to meet their needs and to find opportunities to maximize the use of these resources. This group will outline a plan to enfranchise a greater portion of our community through advocacy and citizenship and voter education. Members of this study group include Ann Hartzell, Judith Sweezer, Dr. Zaphon Wilson, Mariela Orellana-Nemanic, Carl and Alldrein Murray and Estelle Mannion.
The Hungry Club Forum of Savannah is a non-profit, community-oriented forum, open to the general public. It is dedicated to providing quality educational, community development and cultural enrichment programs, and to bringing forth involvement and discussion of issues facing the community.
For more information, please call Julia Wright at 233-0855 or Diana Harvey Johnson at 927-8425.