Daily Beat: Feb. 3, 2015

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Today:

• Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement a group of activists mobilizing under the hashtag #WakeUpYourMayor lobby Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan on the topics of food justice, school-to-prison pipeline, economic justice, police accountability, the 1979 historical marker and the International Civil Rights Center & Museum beginning at 9 a.m. The day includes training sessions and a rally, and culminates with the city council meeting at 5 p.m.

• A job fair by Gabe’s to hire for 170 new positions runs into the second day. The job fair starts at 9 a.m. at Khalif Center, located at 2000 E. Wendover Ave. in Greensboro. The new store, which opens on March 7 at 1302 Bridford Parkway in Greensboro, is hiring for supervisory, customer service, cashier and stocking positions.

• Greensboro City Councilwoman Nancy Hoffmann and American Friends Service Committee community organizer Holden Cession provide tips on how to effectively lobby elected officials during the YWCA Greensboro’s Lunch and Learn Series at noon. The event takes place at the new YWCA at 1807 E. Wendover Ave.

Tonight:

• Greensboro City Council considers a resolution of support for a highway marker at McConnell Road and Willow Road to commemorate the 1979 incident when it meets at 5 p.m. “Massacre,” “shootings,” “killings” and “shootout” are terms that have all be proposed to describe what happened. Which applies is a political decision that the city council will make. Agenda here.

• The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board holds a special meeting to discuss possible building plans at Lowrance Middle School in the auditorium of the Education Building, located at 4801 Bethania Station Road, at 6 p.m.

• Planning staff at the city of Winston-Salem provide an update on the Southwest Suburban Area Plan at the Little Creek Recreation Center, located at 610 Foxcroft Drive, from 6 to 8 p.m.

• The city of Winston-Salem hosts a Showcase of Song to honor Black History Month at Benton Convention Center at 6:30 p.m.

• Palestinian-American author and scholar Steven Salita delivers a lecture, “Palestine and Academic Freedom in the American Imagination” in the Carnegie Room of Hege Library on the campus of Guilford College in Greensboro at 7 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

• The locals hold it down at the Blind Tiger with a showcase headlined by Crumb Catcher. Straw Owls, Liars and Lions and Jonny Alright fill out the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 10.