Racial & Economic Justice

Bhopal Disaster Survivor Speaks At UNC + Screening of film Bhopali

Free Screening & University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where a Bhopal Disaster survivor will speak about his experiences and this struggle for justice.
Organized by the UNControllables, Carolina Asia Center and Croatan Earth First!
Monday, October 14 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
@ Hanes Art Auditorium 121

Movie Trailer: http://www.bhopalithemovie.com/

Bhopali is a feature documentary about the
survivors of the world’s worst industrial disaster, the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India. Today the suffering continues, prompting victims to fight for justice against Union Carbide, the American corporation responsible for the disaster.

The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal is a coalition of disaster survivors’ groups, environmental and social justice groups dedicated to holding the Indian Government and the Dow Chemical Company accountable for the ongoing chemical disaster in Bhopal, India. Our commitment to ensuring justice in Bhopal is a commitment to a toxic-free future for all.

Date: 

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 6:00pm

Location: 

UNC Hanes Art Auditorium Room 121

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

Project Connect

The 7th annual Project Connect will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 9:00am to 3:30pm at the Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson Street, in Chapel Hill in Orange County.

Project Connect is a one-day, one-stop center that connects people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness with a broad range of short and long-term services. These include housing, employment, health and dental care, mental health care, veterans' and social service benefits, legal services, and more. Community members can support Project Connect by donating and/or volunteering. For more information, visit: www.projectconnectorange.org.

This year, over 50 social service agencies and 300 volunteers will serve an expected 300 guests. Since 2007, the event has served over 900 people in Orange County. The event is a key strategy of the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness. "Project Connect makes a powerful impact on our homeless neighbors, providing respect and hospitality and a wide range of assistance," said Jamie Rohe, Orange County Homeless Programs Coordinator. "The event enables service agencies to efficiently reach many people in a single day, and it educates the community about the issues of homelessness."

For more information, please visit www.projectconnectorange.org or directly contact Jamie Rohe, Orange County Homeless Programs Coordinator, at 919-245-2496 or jrohe@orangecountync.gov.

Date: 

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Location: 

Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson Street, Chapel Hill

Lessons Learned from Trayvon Martin Case

Date: 

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Chapel Hill Public LIbrary, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill

Section 8 Housing Recipients Face Reduction in Voucher Value

This is a follow-up to several earlier posts about Section 8 Housing in Orange County. Read them first for background. 

On behalf of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Just Housing Coalition, my assistant and I just talked to a lawyer with Justice NC, who confirmed that the reduction in HUD funding due to the federal sequestration is going to result in lower voucher values for Section 8 recipients. 

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