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Fair Park Community Events

Fair Park Community Events

Curated by the Revitalize South Dallas Coalition


Here are events and opportunities for this week that may be of interest to our neighbors in South Dallas/Fair Park community.

March 20, 2017 – March 27, 2017 (RSDC does not sponsor the events listed. Verify details w/organizers)

Monday Night Politics: City Council & School Board Races
Mon, March 20, 2017; 6 – 8pm; African American Museum @Fair Park. The Dallas Examiner sponsors debates between Dist 4 candidates, Carolyn King Arnold and Dwaine Caraway; Dist 8 candidates, Erik Wilson, Gail Terrell, Tennell Atkins, Eric Williams, Moctezuma Gonzalez; and Dist 6 School Board candidates, Joyce Foreman and Phelesha Hamilton. Contact: 214-941-3100.

South Dallas Public Safety Town Hall
Tues, March 21, 2017; 6:30 – 8pm; Larry Johnson Rec Center; 3700 Dixon, 75210. Councilwoman Tiffinni Young invites South Dallas residents to voice their public safety concerns to Deputy Chief, Vernon Hale. Contact: 214-670-4051.

Southern Neighbors United Political Forum
Tues, March 21, 2107; 6:30 – 8:30pm; Adele Turner Elementary; 5505 S. Polk Street, 75232.The forum features Council Dist 3 candidates, Casey Thomas and Joe Tave. Contact: Greg Demus; 214-796-7857; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Career & Resource Fair
Wed, March 22, 2017; 9am–1pm; MLK Rec Center; 2901 Pennsylvania, 75215. Job seekers should bring resumes and dress for success. 25 employers on hand. Contact: Janae Lee; 214-671-0708; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

City Manager’s Budget Meeting
Wed, March 22, 2017; 6:30 – 8pm; Southwest Center Mall, Community Rm; 3662 Camp Wisdom, 75237. New City Manager, T C Broadnax, wants community input on the 2017-2018 City budget. Free. Open to the public.

“Trinity River Plays”: Theatre Performance
Thurs – Sun; March 23 – April 2, 2017; 8pm-weekdays; 3pm-Sundays; South Dallas Cultural Center; 3400 Fitzhugh, 75210. Emmy Award-winning actress, and Dallas native, Regina Taylor, presents her powerful new play about a woman’s journey from teen to adulthood. Contact: Marilyn Clark; 214-671-1998. Tickets @the door, or @: www.SOULREP.ORG.

How to Market to Prime Contractors Class
Fri, March 24, 2017; 7:30 – 9:30am; Hispanic Contractors Assoc; 2210 Illinois, 75224. Ruben Landa, Parsons Brinckerhoff, will discuss effective marketing to prime contractors. Contact: 972-786-0909; or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“Role of Women in the Civil Rights Movement”
Sat, March 25, 2017; 9 – 10:30am; Hall of State @Fair Park. Dr. Marvin Dulaney discusses the difference women made in solidifying Civil Rights gains locally and nationally. Sponsors: State Fair of Texas, UTA, among others. Free. Registration required. Contact: Jessica Vitela; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Online Survey: Establishing Dallas’ First Felony Community Court
The City is pursuing a grant to establish a South Dallas Felony Community Court that requires resident input by completing a brief, anonymous survey related to their community experiences. Contact: Yulise Waters, 469-261-7724. Survey: https://unt.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8G0bSZiftnngazj.

Free Laptops Available for Students
Underprivileged, public school students ages 12-17 may be eligible for free computers from KAKE Initiative while supplies last. For requirements, contact: Lashell Booker; 469-358-9052. Apply at: www.kakeinitiative.org.

“Walk with Us”: To End Senseless Violence
Sat, April 15, 2017. Urban Specialists, a South Dallas non-profit helping youth reach their full potential, is looking for participants to join their “Walk” thru South Dallas to call attention to community needs. Contact: Antong Lucky; 469-458-3006; www.urbanspecialists.us

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