Racial & Economic Justice

Chain Store Storms the Gateway to Carrboro

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The intersection of Alabama Avenue and Jones Ferry Road is the first impression of Carrboro for visitors entering town from Highway 54. It is important to the Central Business District and the Farmer's Market that this section of Jones Ferry Rd makes a good first impression. This is the Gateway to Carrboro.

Tax the 1% Protest

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MoveOn.org protest:

Tax the 1% Protest: 
Tuesday in Chapel Hill
 


Host: Ann P.  

Where: Peace and Justice Plaza, Franklin Street P.O. (in Chapel Hill) 

When: Tuesday, Apr. 17, at 12:00 PM 

 

Date: 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Peace and Justice Plaza, Franklin Street

Why Carrboro Commune is neither Carrboro nor Communal

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The next few days will see the Carrboro, NC newspapers full of pictures of happy-clappy family folk merrily planting what appears to be a community garden, in peaceful protest of controlling corporatist America, and in the name of Carrboro Commune, whose stated ambition is ostensibly no more than to invite casual passers-by to partake of herbs and fragrance.

Chapel Hill/Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk - March 25

 
4 miles. 90 minutes. 8000 steps.
 
Join us on March 25 to help end hunger in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and around the world.

The Chapel Hill/Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk is a four-mile stroll through Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and the UNC campus, beginning and ending at the Carrboro Town Commons.  Over the past quarter century, the event has become a festive community tradition and has raised over $1 million dollars to fund hunger relief programs both locally and around the world.  25% of the money raised goes to support the IFC's food programs in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.  The remainder is used by Church World Service for it's international hunger prevention efforts.

Registration begins at 1:30 at the Carrboro Town Commons.  There is a silent auction during registration with final bids accepted until 3:30. The silent auction will include certificates from local restaurants and a pottery class from Good Earth Pottery and Garden.
 
The walk begins at 2:30.  Activities and entertainment will be provided prior to the walk and snacks will be available afterwards.
 
Sign up to walk, or sponsor congregations, organizations, or individuals as they walk at:
http://www.cropwalkonline.org/chapelhillnc 

Can't walk on the 25th?  Sign up to be a "Spirit Walker".

Get more information at:

Questions?  Contact Rachael at 929-6380 ext. 29.

Help end hunger one step at a time.
 

Date: 

Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 1:30pm

Location: 

Carrboro Town Commons, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro, NC

Walmart Submits Plan for Northeastern Chatham County

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This press announcement has been making the rounds today:

Walmart Submits Plan for Northeastern Chatham County Location
Posted Date: 3/2/2012

Chatham County received a site plan today for a second Walmart location in Chatham County, a 148,400-square-foot, full-service store off of US 15/501 just south of the Orange County line. Walmart's official statement said that the store will be part of its Buildings Sustainable Value Network, with a focus on energy-efficient design and operations.

HKonJ 6

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Historic Thousands on Jones Street People's Assembly 6

14 Point People's Agenda for North Carolina

 

Date: 

Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Assemble at Shaw University in Raleigh, NC

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