The Meridian-Lauderdale County chapter of the NAACP is sponsoring a mayoral forum this week.
The public is invited to attend the forum Thursday at 7 p.m. at EMEPA Auditorium on Highway 39.
A panel of NAACP officers will ask questions, along with members of the audience.
Five people are seeking the office of mayor of Meridian: Cheri Barry, a Republican, and four Democrats, Percy Bland, William Compton, Joe Norwood, and Casandra Sloan.
The primaries are set for May 5. The general election is June 2.