By Times Staff Report
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at 6:52 PM Updated Jul 7, 2017 at 6:52 PM

Those concerned with education in the Gadsden area are invited to ″A Community Conversation: Education and Your Community,” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gadsden Civic Center, 623 Broad St.

Former Gadsden City Councilman Robert Avery said the gathering is sponsored by the Legacy Education Group, a local nonprofit. He said a number of area ministers are expected to take part in the discussion. He said some members of the city’s board of education, and local elected or appointed officials have been invited to the meeting.

A flyer for the event asks that people “join Black Alabamians for Educational Options, local elected and appointed officials for a Community conversation on the state of Education and the community’s role.″

Black Alabamians for Educational Options was founded by Litchfield High School graduate Neonta Williams.