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Race and Recovery: Post-Florence Realities

Rep. Rodney Moore, JC Lyle, Kojo Nantumbu, Cedric Harrison (moderator)
Running Time:45:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
1:45 PM EST
Friday, November 9

How has the community response to Hurricane Florence spread itself into our communities? How have historical racial divisions and imbalances impacted victims in African-American neighborhoods?

Rodney Moore, NC House of Representatives District 99
Rodney has been a member of the NC House of Representatives since 2011. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. In 2005, he was a Fellow at the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership. His professional experience includes working as the President of Connections Unlimited Inc., as a business consultant from 2007 to 2011, and as a real estate developer since 2011.

Kojo Nantumbu, Pastor and Founder, Temple of Truth and Light Ministries
Kojo has been at the forefront of efforts to achieve racial equality in North Carolina — including the Wilmington Ten era of the early 1970s . In 2013, Nantambu was named “Branch President of the Year” for the North Carolina State NAACP
during its 70th-annual convention. A Wilmington native, he is the Pastor and founder of Temple of Truth and Light Ministries, lifetime member of the NAACP, and community activist.

JC Lyle, Executive Director, Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM)
In 2009, JC was hired as WARM’s executive director and has led a period of record growth! WARM annually rebuilds more than triple the number of households served in 2008. JC was named Wilma Magazine’s Woman to Watch in the Nonprofit Category 2012 and accepted WARM’s Coastal Entrepreneur Award in the Nonprofit Category 2014.

moderated by Cedric Harrison, Founder, Support the PORT
Beyond founding Support the Port, to enhance, cultivate and provide a renewed sense of community ownership and excellence, Cedric is the Assistant Director at The Nixon Minority Male Leaders Program Center at CFCC. He is also a freelance writer, public relations expert and professional actor.