CARRBORO, N.C. -- As part of the Town’s ongoing comprehensive planning process, Carrboro Connects, community members from Myanmar participated in a listening session with Mayor Lydia Lavelle on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.
The listening session aired live on the Refugee Community Partnership’s Bridge Builders Facebook page available at https://www.facebook.com/100048787422845/videos/304592711176974 The conversation, which was assisted through interpreters in Burmese and Karen languages, centered around topics of housing, transportation and jobs/economy.
Back in March, Carrboro Connects held a similar listening session with members from the Latino community. In this bilingual session, Mayor Lavelle and Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Foushee joined to hear ideas and concerns of residents. It aired live on El Centro Hispano’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/elCentroHispanoNC/videos/vb.132854053415670/451022346331770/?type=2&theater
Common themes shared in both sessions are the desire for quality affordable housing, expanded transit service, workforce development, translated materials, jobs and services.
THANK YOU to all residents who participated for sharing their thoughts with us! Special thanks to Eliazar Posada of El Centro and Meagan Clawar of the Refugee Community Partnership for facilitating these events and to interpreters Murtado Bustillos, Rosy, and Rose Nuam.
We continue to welcome and seek out all Carrboro voices and perspectives to join in contributing to the development of the Town of Carrboro’s comprehensive plan. This sets a vision for our community’s future.
Register at carrboroconnects.org to learn more about the project, stay up to date on future events and news, and share your ideas with us!
Listening session facilitated by Community Refugee Partnership
Listening Session facilitated by El Centro Hispano.