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Could there ever be any semblance of justice for any of Orange County's Native Americans? Perhaps.

Before the Europeans

I am not an archeologist or anthropologist, but it is clear from historical records that the area that is today Orange County was inhabitted by Native Americans long before the advent of Europeans.  The closely related Eno (a.k.a. Occaneechi or Sapponi) and Saxapahaw (a.k.a. Sissipehaw) people lived throughout the Haw and Eno River valleys.  There were numerous Native American villages in this area, but there was a particularly prominent village called Acconeechy (or Occaneechi) on essentially the same site that is now Hillsborough.

A Commemoration of the Life of Bob Sheldon

Internationalist Books and Community Center founder, Bob Sheldon, was fatally shot twenty
years ago on February 21. The current volunteers, managers, and members are having a
special celebration to celebrate his life and the impact he made and continues to make on
our community.

Please join us in celebrating this inspirational man's life and work! Monday, February
21, 2011 at 6:30pm, gather at Interationalist Books and Community Center at 405 W
Franklin St in Chapel Hill. Our program includes sharing of memories, food, music, a
march to the location of the old store (with friends from Cakalak Thunder) & a candle
light vigil. We will also present The Bob Sheldon Award, created to honor those who live
life as Bob did; in the pursuit of social equality & justice. This year we honor Reverend
Kerry Bigelow & Mr. Clyde Clark of the Sanitation 2.

Date: 

Monday, February 21, 2011 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Internationalist Books and Community Center 405 W Franklin St

Bob Sheldon Day

Please join the Internationalist Books and Community Center in remembering Bob Sheldon, the founder of the store, who was murdered 20 years ago. 

Date: 

Monday, February 21, 2011 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Internationalist Books & Community Center, 405 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

Documentary about the naming of Martin Luther King Boulevard

Zoiks, I only just learned about this and have apparently already missed one of today's two airings on The People's Channel.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the town of Chapel Hill will air a documentary about the renaming of Airport Rd.

Monday at noon and 7 p.m. Chapel Hillians can follow the process of how the town’s Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard came to be. The film includes the entire dedication as well as the various ceremonial activities associated with the event.

The film features speeches by former Mayor Kevin Foy, United Methodist Reverend Jill Edens, late Council Member Bill Thorpe and former president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP president Fred Battle. Their powerful words are underscored by the music of the J.R. Manley Essence of God Youth Choir and the St. Joseph Male Chorus.

The 2005 spring day highlighted by the film marked Dr. King’s 45th anniversary visit to Chapel Hill. Monday, the town will celebrate Dr. King’s birthday for the 26th time. 

Chapel Hill was one of the first communities in North Carolina to declare Martin Luther King Jr. Day a municipal holiday. 

The film will air twice on Chapel Hill TV 18. 

- 1360wchl.com:  Chapel Hill To Air Film About MLK Jr. Boulevard, 01/17/11 

Date: 

Monday, January 17, 2011 - 2:00pm

Location: 

The Peoples Channel

"Fourth World War" - Movie Night at Internationalist Books

Come out and watch the documentary "The Fourth World War," a film about the struggle of poor and working-class people all over the globe who must battle both large corporations and oppressive governments in order to survive and win basic human rights. Filmed in the streets of Mexico, Korea, Argentina, Palestine, Quebec City, and other locations all over the world, this is an emotional and very politicized look at glaring injustice and the emerging movements that seek to combat it.

(Excerpt from the film)
We walked and these moments changed us. We saw the buildings burning and the pain in our neighbor’s eyes. We rushed bayonets in the mountain and lines of police in the city.

We were touched by too much death. We loved and felt alive. We heard the echo of our word in other voices. We watched the moon rise over the barricades.

We were wounded by the courage of small children. This is not the whole story or the only story.

It is an introduction to some of the people with whom we share this planet.

A much greater story remains to be told. A story that we will write together.

 

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Date: 

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Internationalist Books and Community Center, 405 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill

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