Sally Greene

Sally Greene to apply for open Council seat

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All of us in the local political chattering class have been talking about who will be the successor to Penny Rich, since Penny will be resigning from the Chapel Hill Town Council soon to take her new seat on the Orange County Board of Commissioners. A lot of qualified names have been tossed out, including Maria Palmer and George Cianciolo.

Peace and protest, justice and injustice: marking Chapel Hill's sacred space

[I read this entry by Chapel Hill Town Council Member Sally Greene on her blog and asked for permissionto cross-post it here. She graciously agreed. Tomorrow the Town will unveil the stone marker at Peace and Justice Plaza. =Ruby]

A little-known fact: grass used to grow around the flag pole in front of the old post office on Franklin Street. That's why those red brick pavers are there--as filler. It was only in latter times, probably since 1979 when the town purchased the property from the federal government, that the space was paved over.

Luckily for these four young men, it was grass during Holy Week in 1964 when they decided to fasten themselves to this place 24 hours a day, fasting in protest of the Town of Chapel Hill's refusal to pass a public accommodations ordinance.

Pat Cusick, LaVert Taylor, John Dunne, James Foushee (in the photo) and countless other activists will be remembered this Sunday at 3 p.m. as we unveil and formally dedicate the Peace and Justice tribute marker at the site we've named Peace and Justice Plaza.

"Traces of the Trade" film, discussion, & panel

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From Chapel Hill Town Council Member Sally Greene's blog:

A couple of months ago, Al blogged about "Traces of the Trade," a documentary made by a descendant of the DeWolf family of Rhode Island, "the largest slave trading family in U.S. history" according to the film. The documentary follows the steps of the filmmaker Katrina Browne and a handful of other descendants as they retrace the paths over which this trading took place: from Bristol, Rhode Island to Ghana to the Caribbean.

The film premiered at Sundance and has been shown on PBS (see trailer). And because the family included a good number of Episcopal priests, it has been taken up by the Episcopal Church nationally as part of the church's ongoing work of reconciliation with its complicity with slavery and racism.

On Sept. 6, as part of a conversation sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina at St. Matthew's church in Hillsborough, the film will be shown. After the film, I'll be part of a panel discussion--in which I'll be bringing our own Thomas Ruffin to the table.

Date: 

Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 5:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Hillsborough

WCOM 103.5 FM Broadcasts 11th National Homelessness Marathon

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WCOM 103.5 FM Broadcasts 11th National Homelessness Marathon: 7-10 PM live, Feb 20. Local speakers: Laurie Tucker and Chris Moran of IFC, elected officials Sally Greene, Mark Chilton, Eric Hallman. Webcast www.communityradio.coop.
10PM-8AM Feb 21 Homelessness Marathon National Broadcast. www.homelessnessmarathon.org.

February 20, 2008 from 7pm to 10pm live on WCOM 103.5 FM, webcast www.communityradio.coop

7-8pm Who Are the Homeless?
Laurie Tucker, Residential Services Director for the Inter-Faith Council and her guests Abdul and Elaine put a face on homelessness.

8-9pm How Can We Help?
Sally Greene, Chair of Orange County's 10 Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, Mark Chilton, Carrboro Mayor and Eric Hallman, Hillsborough Commissioner struggle to find answers.

9-10pm Your Voice,Your Turn Call 929-9601
Chris Moran, Executive Director of the IFC, a local non-profit organization that operates two shelters for the homeless, will be availble to take your calls.

10pm till 8am on Thursday the 21st Homelessness Marathon National Broadcast

The Homelessness Marathon's mission is to raise awareness about homelessness and poverty in America and around the world. Go to www.homelessnessmarathon.org. for more information!

Date: 

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

WCOM 103.5 FM, webcast www.communityradio.coop
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