The goals that the town is referring to may be related to the idea that they want black people, who are actually black, to be represented as black at the event, rather than having white people, who say they are black, to represent themselves as black people when they're actually white.
The town of Charming Cary had originally booked Dolezal to speak on a panel about racial identity and race relations. She (I believe Dolezal still identifies as female, albeit black) drew national attention and controversy as former president of the Spokane, WA NAACP chapter.
Both of Dolezal's parents are white, her grandparents are white, and she cannot find anyone of black origin in her family, but she says she identifies as black.
It is much like a delusional man who believes that if he has his junk removed and gets hormone shots he transforms into a woman in spite of the fact that every cell (except his sperm cells) is totally comprised of male chromosomes.
If Dolezal identified being a chicken would she then be able to prove it by laying an egg? Wearing fake chicken feathers and dying them yellow, like putting cornrows in her hair, fools only some of the people some of the time.
But I digress . . . as usual.
The brain trust at Dreamfest originally said they chose Dolezal to speak on a panel about racial identity and race relations, because she had "been depicted as a major villain through media because of her racial identity, yet she didn't steal from anybody. She didn't murder anybody. She didn't rob [which is actually the same as stealing] anybody. She only had an affinity for a group of people, and she served her community well."
Using this logic, anyone who doesn't steal, murder and has an affinity toward say, Angus bulls, and believes they are indeed an Angus bull, should be believed to be a bull and thought of as an expert on bulls.
There was a local backlash surrounding Dolezal's scheduled appearance. Eight clergy wrote that her "sensationalized presence" would "not honor the stories, voice, and experiences of the people for whom the Rev. King gave his life."
But it would honor the mentally ill suffering from a delusion of a personal grandeur that liberals believe they must respect, in spite of how it tends to be quite unhelpful to the sufferer.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention that Dolezal did rob from somebody: she took a job under false pretenses for which another person would have been more appropriately suited.