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This Week in Orange Politics: August 30-September 6

Some of the elected bodies are still on summer hiatus, but the Carrboro Board of Alderpersons, the Orange County Board of Commissioners, and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board are back this week. 

Kings Mills/Morgan Creek Chapel Hill Town Council & Mayoral Candidates Forum


Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 9:00am to 10:00am


634 Morgan Creek Road, Chapel Hill

What We're Reading: August 28

Here are few things we've been reading this week.

OC Democratic Party Carrboro Candidates Meet and Greet


Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Steel String Brewery, 106 S Greensboro Street, Carrboro

League of Women Voters Chapel Hill Candidates' Forum


Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm


Chapel Hill Town Hall Council Chamber 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

OCDW/OC Democratic Party Chapel Hill Candidates Forum


Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 7:00pm


Town of Chapel Hill, 405 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Chapel Hill

Carol Woods Chapel Hill Carrboro School Board Candidate Forum


Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 3:00pm


750 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Carol Woods Chapel Hill Town Council Candidates' Forum


Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm


Assembly Hall at Carol Woods Retirement Community, 750 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill

CHALT Chapel Hill Town Council/Mayor Candidates' Forum

CHALT, a new, local special-interest PAC, is holding a forum for Chapel Hill Town Council and Mayoral Candidiates.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Seymour Senior Center, 2551 Homestead Road

UNC Black & Blue Tour

UNControllables is presenting:

"A crash course in UNC's Black history"
Thursday, September 3rd
4:00PM - UNC Visitors' Center (next to the Planetarium)

The “Black and Blue Tour” provides insight into the history of Black folks on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill. Using campus landmarks and monuments to ground us, we will uncover the University's past and the ways it is still intimately connected to and impacting the present; from the enslaved men and women who built the first University buildings to brilliant Black women intellectuals who were rejected from Carolina based solely on racism and sexism.

Do you know how many of the 250 campus buildings are named after Black folks? Why is there so much opposition to Silent Sam? Did the University ever own slaves? African-American Studies Professor Robert Porter will touch on these and other questions on the tour.

National attention has been focused on racialized geographies like these in the past year. Take this opportunity to learn about the historical and present realities right under your feet.

For folks who want to keep talking and sharing, we'll find an outdoor location after the tour to debrief and strategize based on what we've learned.

This edition of the Black and Blue tour is organized by the UNControllables as part of Radical Rush Week 2015, Aug 31 - Sept 5th. Find the complete schedule here:


Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 4:00pm


UNC Visitors Center (250 Franklin Street, next to Morehead Planetarium)



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