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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Countywide Community Development Corporation Committee on the Humanities and the Arts has formed a five-county committee to facilitate “Celebrating the Dream,” a 50-year commemoration of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The five counties are Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Pender and New Hanover.

A community informational lunch meeting will be hosted by the committee to inform the five-county community about the “Celebrating the Dream” programs — a series of events that will examine and honor the progress, achievements and continued struggles of underserved communities since the Civil Rights Act was signed in 1964.

The community meeting will be held on Thursday, March 27, at 11:30 a.m. at the Paul R. Brown Building, located at 1360 Martin Luther King Drive in Elizabethtown.

In this meeting, the committee will outline the project’s objectives, explain planned events and express how community participation is needed for the success of this project. Countywide CDC aims to bring diverse communities together to partner for these series of events, which will mark this significant moment and address problems of inequality that still exist.

The Committee’s goal is to heighten awareness about regional poverty issues, civil rights, and educational and economic issues of the 21st century.

Community members are invited to attend this meeting. If you are interested in attending, RSVP to Countywide CDC at 910-383-1724 or 910-619-6295, or by emailing jbharper101@yahoo.com. Locally you can call Dorothy McKoy at 910-588-4423 or email to dottiemac43@yahoo.com, or call Jean Lloyd at 910-669-2705.

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