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Election Day

Date: 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 2:30am to 3:30pm

Early Voting - Primary Runoff Election

Date: 

Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 4:00am to Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 9:00am

Location: 

Orange County Board of Elections, 208 South Cameron Street, Hillsborough

Primary Runoff Election

Date: 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 2:30am to 3:30pm

Memorial Day Commemoration for Victims of War

Via e-mail from Peggy Misch:

Annual Memorial Day Commemoration for Victims of War:  Speaker Randy Best, Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of the Triangle, focuses on Afghanistan.  2-3:30 PM, Mon, May 31, Carrboro Town Commons, West Main and Laurel Sts.  Proclamation, readings, music.  Sponsored by Orange County Peace Coalition.  929-3316, 419-1261. 

Date: 

Monday, May 31, 2010 - 10:00am

Location: 

Carrboro Town Commons, West Main Street at Laurel Street

Screening of "Papers" documentary

Via Facebook:

Adelante Education Coalition, Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate, and Chapel Hill High School's Latino Student Association to screen "Papers" documentary in Chapel Hill

Film highlights the stories of undocumented youth; Community discussion on immigration issues to follow

CHAPEL HILL - Every year, 65,000 undocumented students in the United States graduate from high school without legal status - without"papers." Many of these students know the U.S. as their home, yet without proof of residence cannot drive, work, or apply for state ID,and could be deported to a country they do not remember.

"Papers" is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of these undocumented youth, and the obstacles they face when they graduate from high school. The Adelante Education Coalition will host a free screening of "Papers". The evening will feature opening remarks and poetry readings from current and former Chapel Hill High School students. A community discussion on immigration led by Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate coordinator Graig Meyer will follow the film.

DATE: Wednesday, May 26

TIME: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event starts at 7 p.m.

This is a free event

Childcare and snacks provided

Spanish Interpretation available

The Adelante Education Coalition is a collaboration among nonprofit organizations that focus on advocacy and public policy, community organizing and grassroots support. The coalition works to ensure that North Carolina has a high-quality K-12 and post-secondary public education system. For more information and a list of coalition members, please visit http://www.adelantenc.org   

Date: 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 3:00pm

Location: 

Hanes Theatre, Chapel Hill High School, 1709 High School Rd., Chapel Hill

Stand Against Racism

Come to Stand Against Racism, in the Fellowship Hall at Binkley Baptist Church, located at 1712 Willow Drive in Chapel Hill, NC. 

Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

We'll have refreshments and time for visiting from 9:30 to 10 a.m.;

Program events from 10 a.m. to 12 noon; 

More time to mingle and enjoy refreshments until 12:30 p.m.

Program includes performances by Mrs. Mary D. Williams, extraordinary singer of traditional gospel and freedom songs, historian and educator; Poet and performance artist Mr. C.J. Suitt, founder of the Sacrificial Poets; and the St. Ambrose Jazz Mass Quintet from St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Raleigh, NC. Come listen, learn, visit, and leave with inspiration and ideas on how to Stand Against Racism in your everyday life.

Sponsored by chcPACT! and Binkley Baptist Church Board of Outreach

Stand Against Racism is a movement initiated by the YWCA in 2008 in order to raise awareness that racism still exists in our communities and that it cannot be ignored or tolerated. Our objective is to bring organizations together, who believe like we do, that united we can eliminate racism. 
 
Together with 65 YWCA Associations throughout the USA, we invite your organization to participate in our 3rd annual Stand Against Racism which will take place on Friday, April 30, 2010. Churches, temples, synagogues and other houses of worship are welcome to join us on May 1st and 2nd, 2010.
 
In 2009, the Stand Against Racism reached over 320 organizations which became Participating Sites of the Stand and collectively attracted over 30,000 people. In 2010, we are expecting the participation of approximately 1,500 organizations and over 200,000 individuals who will be taking a Stand Against Racism on April 30.

Date: 

Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 6:00am to 8:30am

Location: 

Binkley Baptist Church, 712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill

IFC Community House Discussion

http://www.ifcweb.org/You%20are%20invited.pdf

Date: 

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 3:00pm

Location: 

Southern Orange Human Services Center, 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill

IFC Community House Discussion

http://www.ifcweb.org/You%20are%20invited.pdf

Date: 

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 3:00pm

Location: 

Southern Orange Human Services Center, 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill

PTA & LWV candidate forum

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FORUM
APRIL 14, 2010
CHAPEL HILL TOWN HALL
 
The PTA Council and League of Women Voters will sponsor a forum for candidates for the Orange County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, from 7 to 9 p.m. The forum will be held in the council chambers of Chapel Hill's Town Hall, and will be televised live on government access Time Warner channel 18. The forum will also be taped and available for viewing here.
  
Six of the seven candidates have agreed to attend: Joal Hall Broun, Alice Gordon, Barry Jacobs, Earl McKee, Joe Phelps and Renee Price. 
  
In another difficult budget year, parents are especially concerned about the impact on schools. This forum, coming the night before early voting begins, will thus be especially timely, given that almost half of the schools' money is allocated by the county commissioners.

Date: 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 3:00pm

Location: 

Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill

NAACP Candidate Forum

NAACP to Sponsor Orange County Candidates Forum in Chapel Hill

[March 17, 2010-Chapel Hill, NC] The Chapel Hill-Carrboro branch of the NAACP will sponsor an open forum for Orange County candidates running in the May 4 primary election for Commissioner and Sheriff. The forum will be held in Chapel Hill on Thursday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall.

All candidates are invited to share their views on a variety of quality of life issues from education and economicdevelopment to law enforcement initiatives.

Carrboro Alderman Joal Hall Broun and former Hillsborough Mayor Joe Phelps will challenge incumbent Barry Jacobs for an at-large County Commissioner seat. Hillsborough Police Chief Clarence Birkhead will challenge incumbent Lindy Pendergrass for Sheriff.

The Forum is free and open to the public. 

Date: 

Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 3:00pm

Location: 

Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill

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