Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Triangle Friends of Farmworkers (TFF) Meeting

  • 130 Hunt Street Durham, NC 27701 (map)
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Come help us figure out how Triangle Friends of Farmworkers can best support farmworker organizing and their union FLOC through the 2019 season.   Help us debate and prioritize the actions and advocacy efforts we could undertake ….. and choose one you’re passionate about to help out with.   We need you.

For more information, contact Dave Austin at 919-433-6718

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Dec
3
7:00 PM19:00

Support Rezoning to Make Light Rail Possible

Show up to Monday's City Council meeting and let them know you support the rezoning that is an important step toward bringing Light Rail to Durham. Opposition to the light rail is well organized. We need Council and other leaders to hear from us about why light rail matters for building a more just and equitable Durham.

Critical decisions are facing our elected leaders, business leaders and Duke University that will determine the fate of light rail in Durham. This issue will directly affect the lives of people across Durham, including access to affordable housing, jobs, and quality transportation.

You can also:
Email City Council (council@durhamnc.gov) and let them know you support them voting on Monday (Dec 3rd) in favor of rezoning ROMF which is critical to the success of light rail (more details are below).
Email Duke President Vincent Price (vincent.price@duke.edu) and tell him you want Duke to be a partner in bringing light rail to Durham

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Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

NC Poor People's Campaign: Poor People's Hearing

  • New Light Missionary Baptist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will lift up the voices of the poor, directly impacted, and faith leaders, to demand that our nation's elected officials take action to fight systemic racism, poverty, the war economy and militarism, ecological devastation, and our nation's distorted moral narrative of Christian nationalism. 

The event will be Livestreamed on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anewppc/live

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

PA's CAN Delegation Team Meeting

Join other People's Alliance members and over 500 members of Durham CAN on October 27th for a public meeting with judicial candidates and our incoming District Attorney. This is an excellent opportunity to send a strong, clear signal of our values and to let these candidates know what we expect and that we will be paying attention and holding them accountable.

Click here to sign up to attend as part of the People’s Alliance delegation.

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Oct
26
12:45 PM12:45

Election 2018 Voter Education Series

This six-part series is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange-Durham-Chatham and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke.

No pre-registration is required. Participants may attend any or all of the presentations.The League, OLLI and the speakers have agreed that the series will be non-partisan and will present balanced perspectives, with time for discussion.

The series will be held on Fridays from Sept 21-Oct 26th, 12:45 - 1:30 pm in the Commons Room, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

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Oct
19
12:45 PM12:45

Election 2018 Voter Education Series

This six-part series is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange-Durham-Chatham and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke.

No pre-registration is required. Participants may attend any or all of the presentations.The League, OLLI and the speakers have agreed that the series will be non-partisan and will present balanced perspectives, with time for discussion.

The series will be held on Fridays from Sept 21-Oct 26th, 12:45 - 1:30 pm in the Commons Room, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

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Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Progressive Issues Forum: Dismantling the New Jim Crow

Durham People’s Alliance will co-sponsor a Progressive Issues Forum in partnership with Durham for All, Southern Coalition for Social Justice, Southerners on New Ground, and the Black Law Student Association chapter at North Carolina Central Law School.

Durham voted for a change in our criminal justice system when we elected a new District Attorney and a new Sheriff. Now we have the opportunity in the upcoming election to elect new District and Superior Court judges who are committed to transformation of our criminal justice system. We want to make sure our new leaders are going to promote justice over incarceration throughout their time in office.

For more information and to RSVP, visit https://www.durhampa.org/progressive_issues_forum_dismantling

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Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Durham Bowls

Last April, Durham Bowls recruited some of Durham’s best chefs and leaders in Durham Public School’s Child Nutrition Services. Ten teams were formed, and they’ve each been working hard to develop a new and innovative recipe for a school lunch in a bowl.

Our ten Durham Bowls teams will be competing in a school lunch-off on Saturday, October 13th from 3:00-6:00 pm. Hosted by the Scrap Exchange, our School Nutrition + Local Chef teams will offer tastings of their delicious new recipes.

Ticket sales coming soon.

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Oct
12
12:45 PM12:45

Election 2018 Voter Education Series

This six-part series is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange-Durham-Chatham and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke.

No pre-registration is required. Participants may attend any or all of the presentations.The League, OLLI and the speakers have agreed that the series will be non-partisan and will present balanced perspectives, with time for discussion.

The series will be held on Fridays from Sept 21-Oct 26th, 12:45 - 1:30 pm in the Commons Room, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

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Oct
8
8:15 AM08:15

Sign up to Be a Reader for Latino Heritage Month Read-In

In honor of Latino Heritage Month, Club Boulevard Elementary will host a Read-In on October 8th to promote books written by Latino authors and illustrators. We would like to invite Latino members of our community to read a book to students that celebrate and honor the Latino culture. Guest readers may bring their own age-appropriate book or choose from a wide selection in our Media Center.

The only requirements are that you identify as Latino/a/x, and that you be available for half an hour between 8:15-1:30 on October 8th.

Sign up for a shift by following this link: 
http://signup.com/go/giujXAB

Note: There is no language requirement. Books can be read in Spanish or English.

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Oct
7
4:00 PM16:00

NCGA Candidates' Forum

The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties (LWVODC) will hold a Candidates’ Forum for Durham County candidates for the North Carolina General Assembly from 4:00-6:00 pm on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

The event will be held at the Durham Public Schools Staff Development Center, 2107 Hillandale Road, Durham, NC 27705.

The forum will neither promote nor advance one candidate over another. The forum is open to the public and the news media

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Oct
5
12:45 PM12:45

Election 2018 Voter Education Series

This six-part series is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange-Durham-Chatham and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke.

No pre-registration is required. Participants may attend any or all of the presentations.The League, OLLI and the speakers have agreed that the series will be non-partisan and will present balanced perspectives, with time for discussion.

The series will be held on Fridays from Sept 21-Oct 26th, 12:45 - 1:30 pm in the Commons Room, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

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Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Healthcare for All, Y'all Presents: Dr. Joseph Q. Jarvis, MD, MSPH

Healthcare for All, Y’all presents A Conservative Physician’s Perspective About the Free Market in Healthcare with Dr. Joseph Q. Jarvis, MD, MSPH.

Dr. Jarvis will discuss:

  • How our nation’s focus on the dollar harms our health.

  • Workable solutions to protect our families, country and future.

  • What states can do right now to improve health outcomes.

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Sep
28
12:45 PM12:45

Election 2018 Voter Education Series

This six-part series is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange-Durham-Chatham and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke.

No pre-registration is required. Participants may attend any or all of the presentations.The League, OLLI and the speakers have agreed that the series will be non-partisan and will present balanced perspectives, with time for discussion.

The series will be held on Fridays from Sept 21-Oct 26th, 12:45 - 1:30 pm in the Commons Room, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

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Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Backpack Full of Cash Documentary

  • Durham Technical Community College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Narrated by Matt Damon, the 90-minute documentary, "Backpack Full of Cash" explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children.  Visit the Facebook page for more information.

THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED!

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Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

PA PAC Judicial and Soil & Water Endorsement Meeting

  • Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

PA PAC members will meet at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Wednesday, September 5 at 6pm ET to discuss the candidates and endorse those candidates who share our progressive values.

Doors open at 5pm and all attendees must check in, join or renew their membership as necessary. The meeting will start promptly at 6pm ET. Please arrive early if you plan to sign up or renew your membership on site.

Childcare will be provided.

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Aug
12
3:00 PM15:00

Black August in the Park 2018

  • 501 Foster Street Durham, NC, 27701 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our mission is to creatively inspire and connect people of African descent to assert their value and engage in social and cultural change.

We will have music, activities for the whole family, feature organizations doing local, regional and national work to get us free. Black August in the Park is a space created specifically for people of the African Diaspora--their joy and healing. Whatever your Black looks like we want you to bring it to our space and be free!

RSVP on the event Facebook page.

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Aug
7
7:30 PM19:30

Fundraising Concert for NC Farmworkers Union (FLOC)

  • 130 Hunt Street Durham, NC, 27701 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In one fell swoop, you’ll hear some great music by Rod MacDonald (“Rod is a brilliant folk singer and composer. His melodic songs possess words that go straight into your heart and soul”), in a comfortable setting, and support an incredibly worthy cause – the 10-year effort by FLOC to persuade Reynolds American (RAI) to stop the exploitation of tobacco farmworkers at the bottom of RAI’s supply chain. 

To reserve a seat, email Dave Austin.

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Aug
4
12:00 PM12:00

Museum + A Meal: The Legacy of NC's First Muslims

Join MERI and Muslim Women For as we visit the Museum of Durham History's exhibit on the first Muslims to start a mosque community in North Carolina. Afterward, we will have a (vegetarian) community lunch at a locally owned Kenyan restaurant with many of the founding members of this community and curators of the exhibit.

We ask that you purchase your tickets via Eventbrite.

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