The Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators, along with the Beck Cultural Center, is holding a town hall meeting for Knoxville residents to come and discuss their concerns with state lawmakers.

TBCSL members, like Knoxville Representative Sam McKenzie, say this is an opportunity for the community to hear what their elected officials have been working on and provide input to help set their priorities for next year: “I welcome the TN Black Caucus to Knoxville for a Town Hall and in-depth discussion around issues that affect the people of the 15th District!  I’m asking everyone to please come and bring your voice, ideas and concerns for us to hear.”

There will also be a resolution presentated to Reverend Harold Middlebrook, senior pastor at Canaan Baptist Church of Christ, for his spiritual leadership and civil rights and human rights activism.   The town hall meeting will be held Thursday, June 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Beck Cultural Center, 1927 Dandridge Avenue.

TBCSL Chairman Antonio Parkinson said, “The best part of being elected is to be able to hear from the people. Our upcoming town hall meeting in Knoxville allows us to do just that while delivering our agenda around health, education and putting money back into the pockets of Tennesseans.  I’m thankful to Rep. McKenzie for allowing the Tennessee Black Caucus to share space with him in his district for this wonderful event.”