Super Monday - kids vote at the ArtsCenter

Via e-mail announcement:

November 3rd is SUPER MONDAY! The ArtsCenter will host a mock election open to area youth AGES 5-11. Voting booths will be set up at The ArtsCenter on Super Monday where children in the Orange and surrounding counties can cast their vote for the offices of President, Vice President, US Senate, Governor, and Lieutenant Governor. Results will be made available in The Carrboro Citizen. Don't miss out on this special opportunity for your young person to participate in this historic election! Visit or call Shirlette at 919.929.2787 ext. 209 for more information.


Monday, November 3, 2008 - 4:00am to 12:00pm


ArtsCenter, 300 East Main St, Carrboro

Hidden Voices - Because We're Still Here (And Moving)

I just saw the 10:00 AM performance of Because We're Still Here (And Moving) at the ArtsCenter. If you're not familiar with the show yet, it's a theatrical retelling of 140 years of Chapel Hill and Carrboro's African-American History. The fine people at Hidden Voices have spent two years working in the community to collect hundreds of stories and photographs.

The production was wonderful. It uses an authentic style of African-American multi-generational storytelling to make connections between the past and present. I most enjoyed the stories of Ruth Stroud, especially her recollections of her grandparents' story about being freed from slavery. I also picked up a copy of the accompanying neighborhood walking tour guide, and I learned so much about what was here (long) before I arrived in 1998.

I highly encourage you to see the FREE production tonight at 8:00 at the ArtsCenter. And if you know a young person that you can take with you, make sure you do. It has the potential to be a wonderful opportunity for community building.



Community Guidelines

By using this site, you agree to our community guidelines. Inappropriate or disruptive behavior will result in moderation or eviction.


Content license

By contributing to OrangePolitics, you agree to license your contributions under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.

Creative Commons License

Zircon - This is a contributing Drupal Theme
Design by WeebPal.