Racial & Economic Justice

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

Volunteers needed for 100,000 Homes Campaign Registry Week

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Passing on an invitation from a friend:

Dear Friends,

I've mentioned the 100,000 Homes Campaign and my work as the Coordinator here in the Triangle to many of you. NOW is the time to consider volunteering. Read on for more information....


The national 100,000 Homes Campaign is a grassroots effort to find and place the most vulnerable, long-term homeless individuals into 100,000 households across the country by July 2013. To learn more about the campaign, please click here and be inspired by these videos: 100K Homes Introduction , 100K Homes Registry Week


As part of the national campaign, the United Way of the Greater Triangle, the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness and the Wake County Partnership to End Homelessness are planning a weeklong effort called “Registry Week” to identify and help persons who are homeless obtain and sustain permanent housing.


The goal of Orange and Wake Counties’ Registry Week is to create a by-name registry of people living on our streets and in shelters, enabling us to prioritize those who have significant medical issues and have been homeless the longest. The Vulnerability Index is administered in the form of a survey, which captures a homeless individual’s health and the duration of his/her homelessness. This ranking allows those with the most severe health risks to be identified and prioritized for housing and other support. What we learn together during Registry Week will help us reduce chronic homelessness in Wake and Orange counties.


We are recruiting dedicated volunteers to canvass streets and shelters to survey the most vulnerable homeless individuals and families. To ensure the most accurate count possible, we will survey individuals during the early morning and evening hours for three consecutive days. The survey findings will be presented at a community debriefing at the conclusion of Registry Week on Friday, January 27th.


Volunteer opportunities include:


Administering surveys to homeless individuals on the streets, in campsites and shelters throughout Orange and Wake Counties in early morning and evening hours

Entering survey data at the United Way offices in Morrisville


For more information about training times and volunteer opportunities, check out visi thttp://www.unitedwaytriangle.org/100khomes/
Consider joining us in two weeks and help us end homelessness in our community. 

Best,
chantelle


Chantelle Fisher-Borne
Coordinator, 100K Homes – Triangle Registry Week
cfisherborne@unitedwaytriangle.org

919 260 2189 

Date: 

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 12:00pm to Friday, January 27, 2012 - 12:00pm

Maybe Corporate Personhood is a Good Thing ... ??

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No, no, really (he says, doing his very best, over-the-top, under-the-weather Ricky Gervais). Bear with me for a sec. If those who advocate for corporations to be persons (*cough* *hack* -- the 1%) follow through consistently with their political beliefs (granted, with Gingrich and Romney as standard-bearers, not very likely – but this is my satirical piece, so let me finish) …

16th Annual Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity

The Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity would like to announce its 16th Annual Conference, “Waking Up from the American Dream: The Sober Reality of Class in America.” On Saturday, February 25th, 2012, academics, community activists, practitioners, and students will come together at the UNC School of Law Rotunda to contribute to the rejuvenation of a discussion of class and inequality. We hope to encourage a heterodox approach grounded in the intersection of an honest exploration of class and the realities of racial, feminist, ethnic, and queer identities and the law. For more information and to register please visit our website, http://studentorgs.law.unc.edu/crcge/conferences/2012/default.aspx.

Date: 

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

UNC School of Law, Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, 160 Ridge Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380

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