Racial & Economic Justice

Politics, Race, and the November Election Part 3: HEALTH

Politics, Race, and the November Election Part 3:   HEALTH
Pam Silberman (NC Institute of Medicine), 
Adam Searing (NC Justice Center - invited), 
Gayle Harris (Durham County Health Director - invited)


Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


United Church of Chapel Hill, MLK Jr Blvd

Politics, Race, and the November Election Part 1: CIVIL RIGHTS & DISENFRANCHISEMENT

Politics, Race, and the November Election Part 1:   CIVIL RIGHTS & DISENFRANCHISEMENT
Speaker: Darryl Atkinson, Southern Coalition for Social Justice


Monday, September 10, 2012 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Hargraves Center, Roberson St, Chapel Hill

Politics, Race, and the November Election: Four panels sponsored by the Organizing Against Racism Alliance of Orange County

The Organizing Against Racism (OAR) Alliance is a local, grassroots group educating about and organizing against institutional and systemic racism.
We are sponsoring four distinct forums with different policy foci: Education, Health, Economic Justice, and Civil Rights and Disenfranchisement. Each forum will feature a speaker or a panel to discuss policy and election issues as they pertain to race. We are taking this focus to address the fact that people of color have the worst outcomes on all US indicators of well-being including economic, education, health, and justice. These outcomes reflect the dominance of white culture, interests, and policy.

What to name Elementary #11?

Back in March, members of the OCTS-Lincoln-Northside alumni group spoke at a CHCCS School Board meeting asking that we name the new elementary school, located between McMasters and Caldwell, "Northside Elementary" to continue the proud tradition of education that has occurred on that site.

In our board meeting tonight,  there was a suggestion from a board member that we go ahead and act quickly on this, while we have plenty of things like Common Core and redistricting to worry about and we're down a staff member for community relations who would normally drive this process, and make the easy decision to name Elementary #11 as Northside Elementary.

OP has been a great source for name ideas before.  How does this community feel about resurrecting the Northside name for this elementary school?

Politics, Race, and the November Election Part 2: ECONOMIC JUSTICE

One of four forums sponsored by The Organizing Against Racism Alliance of Orange County, the Economic Justice Forum will feature a panel speaking on economic justice issues as they relate to the November Elections such as foreclosures and predatory lending, family leave and family support policies, and wage theft and income issues. 

Featured speakers include:

Ellen Hamick, Senior Policy Counsel at the Center for Responsible Lending
Ajamu Dillahunt, Senior Outreach Coordinator, Workers Rights Project at the North Carolina Justice Center
Maxine Eichner, Reef C. Ivey II Professor of Law at the UNC School of Law
Robert Dowling (Executive Director, Community Home Trust)


Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


OWASA Community Room (400 Jones Ferry Road)



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