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Fair Park Community Events

Curated by the Revitalize South Dallas Coalition

Here are events and opportunities for the week of May 15, 2019 - May 25, 2019 that may be of interest to our neighbors in the South Dallas/Fair Park community. Send information for this newsletter to: Ken Smith; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(Please verify details w/organizers. RSDC does not sponsor the listed events

Dallas National Youth Hiring Day 
Thursday, May 16, 2019; 1pm – 5pm; Gilley’s; 1135 S Lamar, 75215. Free. Workforce Solutions sponsors this event where thousands of jobs await young people. Many companies will be interviewing. Help w/resumes & dress; interview-coaching, and more. Dress for success and bring your resume. Register

Mayoral Run-Off Forum 
Thursday, May 16, 2019; 6:30pm – 8pm; Paul Quinn College; 3837 Simpson Stuart, 75241. Free. Mayoral Candidates Eric Johnson and Scott Griggs, face-off about Southern Dallas issues in a forum co-sponsored by the NAACP, CitySquare, Paul Quinn, and Anti-Poverty Coalition.

African Diaspora New Dialogues: Poetry Reading 
Thursday, May 16, 2019; 7:30pm; South Dallas Cultural Center; 3400 S. Fitzhugh, 75210. Free! Roger Reeves, poet, author, and University of Illinois professor, is the featured guest performer for a night of illuminating poetry. His works, including “King Me” is called “bold”, “harrowing”, and “testaments to strength”. Contact: 214-670-8117.

Coffee with Cops 
Saturday, May 18, 2019; 10am – 12noon; 7 McDonald’s locations including: 4223 Illinois, 75211; 5403 Ross, 75206; and 125 E Camp Wisdom, 75232. Free. Meet Dallas police officers working in your community for coffee and conversation. Let them know what’s going on in your community. Sponsored by DPD and McDonalds. Contact: 214-671-4048.

Owl Fest Community Festival 
Saturday, May 18, 2019; 10am – 2pm; Burleson Elementary School, 6300 Elam Rd. Free. Music, Food, Pony Rides, Games, Bike Rodeo, Arts & Crafts, plus health and dental screenings, summer camp info, and cooking demonstrations.Contact: 469-269-8181.

2019 Malcolm X Festival 
Saturday, May 18th; 11am – 7pm; Friendship West Baptist Church; 2020 W. Wheatland, 75232. Free. Live music, speakers, children’s activities, storytelling, oratorical contests, poetry. Sponsor: Pan-African Connection. Contact: 214-943-8262; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Runoff Forum: Mayoral and District 7 & 9 Candidates 
Tues, May 21th; 6:30pm – 8:30pm; White Rock Church; 9220 Ferguson, 75228. The Ferguson Road Initiative and Buckner Terrace Homeowner’s Association host this event. Learn about the candidates' platforms. Contact: 214-424-5116; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

District 7 Public Meeting: Criminal Justice Reform 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019; 6pm – 7pm; Truett Elementary, 1811 Gross Rd, 75228. Free. Councilman, Kevin Felder, hosts District Attorney, John Creuzot, at a town hall to discuss and receive input about the DA’s proposed reforms for Dallas County. Creuzot will be available to answer questions. Contact: 214-670-4689; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fair Park Merchants Association Meeting 
Thursday, March 23, 2019; 12noon; St. Martin’s Place; 2603 MLK, Jr, Blvd, 75215. Members Free. Non-members, $10. Lunch included. All Fair Park-area business owners are invited to attend and join. District 7 City Council candidates Tiffinni Young and Adam Bazaldua are invited to discuss their economic development plans, and reps from Fair Park First will provide an update on Fair Park. Contact: Jim Slaughter; 214-500-4233.

South/Southern Dallas Resource Guide Available 
The State Fair of Texas Resource Guide provides listings of community organizations that offer services in South & Southern Dallas - including names, addresses, contract information, and services provided. It is updated quarterly.Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Link

Vendor Recruitment: Juneteenth Celebration 
If you represent a business or organization that wants to get your message before thousands of people attending this year’s Juneteenth Celebration, Wednesday, June 19th; 2pm – 7pm, MLK, Jr. Center, sign-up now. Booths are $50, paid by Visa, Mastercard, or AMEX gift cards, only. Food vendors must abide by Health Department guidelines. 
Contact: Natashia Cooper, 214-670-8417 x8501.

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