The 100 Black Men School Board Forum will be held Thursday, March 21, 5-8 p.m. at James C. Wright Middle School, 1717 Fish Hatchery Rd.

In cooperation with vital grassroots community organizations, the 100 Black Men of Madison will stage a candidate forum, involving those that seek to represent the school board and mayor of the City of Madison.

Madison mayoral candidates Satya Rhodes-Conway and Paul Soglin have agreed to participate, along with Madison School Board Candidates Cris Carusi, Kaleem Caire, David Blaska, Ananda Mirilli, TJ Mertz, and Ali Muldrow.

The objectives of this event are twofold.

First, this event is staged to provide members of communities of color the opportunity to hear from candidates seeking their vote in a community setting where people of color live and work. Typically, candidate forums in Greater Madison are staged in locations where people of color do not live or work.

Additionally, this event is presented to encourage and inspire all citizens to vote in the upcoming election on April 2nd.