Outreach to Birmingham's Eastlake Community
On October 13, 2011, Field Examiner Belinda Bennett attended a community outreach luncheon sponsored by a Birmingham, Alabama, church and attended by 15 ministers pastoring neighboring churches. The purpose of the meeting was to coordinate outreach to Birmingham’s Eastlakecommunity, focusing on spiritual, financial and employment growth. Bennett was asked to make a 5-7 minute presentation about the NLRB and its role in the area of employment rights. With the exception of two former steelworkers, most of the ministers were not aware of the Agency’s existence or purpose. Bennett took questions from the audience, distributed literature, and passed out her card to those who wish to make arrangements for speakers.