Racial & Economic Justice

A Community Conversation- Affordable Housing & Transit-Oriented Development

Triangle Transit and local governments have heard from residents and community groups that it is important to make sure that housing opportunities for residents at many different income levels exist in neighborhoods along the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit (DOLRT) corridor.

We have heard this concern and will be hosting a Community Conversation with local urban planning researchers and staff from the NC Justice Center about Transit-Oriented Development and Affordable Housing on Friday, March 15th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Durham City Hall Committee Room.

The event will include about 45-60 minutes of presentations of recent research on affordable housing and transit, followed by 90 minutes for community members to ask questions, make comments, and have a broad discussion on this topic.

City of Durham and Town of Chapel Hill staff will be available to contribute to discussions of specific issues in each community.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

Key Event Details:

WHAT: A Community Conversation- Affordable Housing & Transit-Oriented Development

WHERE: Durham City Hall Committee Room, 2nd Floor. 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC

WHEN: March 15th, 2013 - 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

 

ACCESS: City Hall is located two blocks north of the intersection of Main St and Mangum St. The area can be best reached by bus using the DATA 2,3,9, and 16 routes, as well as the Bull City Connector. Durham Station is about a 10 minute walk away. Parking is available in the Chapel Hill St Deck directly across the street from City Hall.

Date: 

Friday, March 15, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC

Food truck rodeo to benefit IFC Community House

Want to see food trucks in downtown CH?  Want to eat good food while contributing to the IFC's Community House?  Come enjoy 5 food trucks in the parking lot at 300 E Rosemary St on Sunday April 28th 4-8pm. 

Date: 

Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 300 E. Rosemary St, Chapel Hill

School redistricting wrap-up

school reassignment mapLast month the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board decided on the new school districts that will go into effect as we open our eleventh elementary school this fall. I was always aware that these school reassignment discussions were contentious, but now that my son will be starting kindergarten in 2014, I'm trying to learn a lot more about how our coveted educational sausage is made. Since my neighborhood was assigned to the walk zone of the brand-new Northside Elementary, I was able to wade deeper into the mucky reassignment debate without having much personal investment in the outcome.

I think the board did the right thing in choosing the plan that did the best job of distributing racial and economic diversity. But the process is inherently impossible. There is simply no way to put everyone in the school they want without inconveniencing someone else. In this post I attempt to briefly summarize how the whole 2012-2013 redistricting went down.

2013 Bob Sheldon Award Honors Organizers in NC Prisons

From Internationalist Books:

Bob Sheldon founded Internationalist Books in 1981, and ran the shop for ten years, until his death in 1991. 23 years after his death, Bob’s memory endures through the friends, family and community that knew him, the work he did, and the project he began that has continued for decades to inspire political action in North Carolina and bring people together.

'How Mass Incarceration Affects Us All' lecture by Heather Ann Thompson

Information on this lecture:

Dr. Thompson’s talk will be followed by a panel on local and state efforts to address the crisis featuring Lynn Burke, formerly incarcerated and now an attorney; Daryl Atkinson, staff attorney at Southern Coalition for Social Justice and co-founder of the North Carolina Second Chance Alliance and; Dennis Gaddy, Executive Director of the Community Success Initiative and Criminal Justice Committee Chair for the NC NAACP. Bill Rowe of the North Carolina Justice Center will moderate. 

Date: 

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 7:00pm

Location: 

Duke: FHI “Garage” at John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute (Smith Warehouse, Bays 4 & 5)

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