North Carolina

The Human Rights Center of Chapel Hill and Carrboro presents: "Without Borders?"

From their web site:

Human Rights Conference: Without Borders?

Saturday, October 5th 8:15 am - 4:30 pm

Carrboro Century Center

 

On Saturday October 5th, the HRC is organizing a conference titled Without Borders? We want to challenge the day- to- day boundaries and tackle questions such as, "Are there some borders we may want to abolish? Some we may wish to preserve? Transgress? Are there some borders we wish to finesse? Is solidarity possible across our diversities?

 

MC - Victor Acosta

 

TIME

PANEL/TOPIC

PANELISTS

8:15-8:30 am

Introduction

Bonners & Afterschool Video

 

8:30-9:30 am

Migrantes sin Fronteras

 

(Translation: Migrants without Borders)

UNC Students United for Immigration Equality (SUIE): Boriana Mravoka, Emilio Vincente, Maria Pia Rodriguez and Giovanny

and "Beto" Rodriguez and Misclassified Persons:

9:35-9:45 am

 

 

 

Harakat el Heels - Student Palestinian dance group

UNC undergradutes: Amar Arafat, Abood Dahnoun, Hussein Ahmad, Joel Hage, Rosaleen Zitawi, Dalia Kaakour, Sarah Zamamiri, Jenna Sawafta

9:50-10:20 am

Where are the Refugees?

Local refugees: Susu and Abdullah

10:25-11:05 am

Empowerment, Independence and Culture

Community Empowerment Fund: Chiraayu Gosrani, Myrna, Victoria Castillo

11:10-11:50

Keynote Speech: Heroes, Dreamers, and the Promise of America

Gene R. Nichol

Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Poverty, Work & Opportunity

 

11:50-12:30 pm

LUNCH: Olga's delicious tamales recommended!

 

12:30-1:00 pm

Raging Grannies

 

1:05-1:45 pm

New Doors to Housing: The Challenges of Affordability

Sally Greene, Town of Chapel Hill Council Member

Damon Seils, Jamie Rohe, and Tish Galu

 

1:50-2:30 pm

The activist as Elected Official

Mayor Chilton and Maria Palmer (running for CH town council)

2:35-3:15 pm

Leading for Justice in an Unjust World

 

Women's International League of Peace & Freedom

3:20-4:00 pm

The Other Side

Communiversity: Charles Hands, Jeanette Stackhouse, Holly Stephens, and Dylane Davis


 

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/356202871179634/  

Date: 

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 8:15am to 4:30pm

Location: 

Carrboro Century Center, 100 North Greensboro Street, Carrboro

Now Who Pays? The Impact of New North Carolina Legislation and Budget on Local Government Services

The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties will sponsor a voter education program entitled Now Who Pays? The Impact of New North Carolina Legislation and Budget on Local Government Services. The goal of this program is to promote greater understanding of the effects on local county governments of the State budget and tax legislation enacted during the 2013 session.

Kelly McCullen, Host of UNC-TV's Legislative Week in Review, will open the program with a summary of the new tax legislation and other outcomes from the 2013 legislative session that impact funding of local services.

The specific impacts on local budgets, revenue sources, and services will be discussed by Charlie Horne from Chatham County, Deborah Criag-Ray from Durham County, and Michael Talbert from Orange County, each representing a County Manager's office..

The program will be held Thursday, September 19, from 7pm to 8:30pm, at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill. The program is open to the general public. Admission and parking are free.

Date: 

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliot Rd, Chapel Hill

Forward Together Rally in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill will be the home of one of thirteen rallies going on simultaneously across North Carolina on Wednesday. Join us in rising up against the immoral attempts to drag our state back to the bad old days!

From ncaacpnc.org:

Taking the Dream Home

Forward Together Movement Rallies across North Carolina on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

After many of you attend the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the March on Washington in D.C. on August 24th, we will return to North Carolina and rally in our home state on August 28th, the actual 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. We will heed Dr. King's call at the end of his "I Have a Dream" speech to go home and organize! We will hold 13 simultaneous rallies across the state to bring to light the unconstitutional and immoral acts of the NC General Assembly and the influence their decisions have had on our local communities. We will rally in the 13 Congressional Districts and demand that our Congress People renew Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. 

Date: 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 5:30pm

Location: 

Peace and Justice Plaza, Franklin St. Post Office, 179 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

State Senator Ellie Kinnaird Resigns

From an email just received:

Dear Friends,

This is my last newsletter to you. After a great deal of thought, I have decided to resign my position in the North Carolina Senate. It has been a great privilege and I have been honored to be chosen to represent the people of this district. Thank you for the opportunity to serve in this way, thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas and for your support over the years.

OCDW Panel Discussion on Education Policy

From the OCDP newsletter:

What does the new legislation mean for public school education in North Carolina?

Come join the Orange County Democratic Women for a panel discussion with Ann McColl, in-house counsel for NCAE and Leslie Winner, former chief counsel to Molly Broad and Erskine Bowles.  Learn what effects the currently passed legislation will have on K-12 public education in our state.  A 17-year veteran educator of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro public  schools will give a brief personal commentary, and our own Florry Glasser will moderate the program.

The program will be at 7 PM on August 22nd at Extraordinary Ventures on Elliott Road in Chapel Hill. 

Date: 

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 7:00pm

Location: 

Extraordinary Ventures, Elliott Road, Chapel Hill

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