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Human Relations Month Kick-Off

From the Orange County Human Relations Commission: 

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm 

A panel discussion will cover the topic “A Community Conversation on Immigration: What are the Implications for Orange County and Its Residents”.   

Panelists for the discussion - 

Keenon James is the Director of Special Projects at the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association (NCSA).  He oversees the Association’s law enforcement training and technical assistance projects as well as provides guidance on state and national criminal justice and law enforcement policies.

Cristina Marcela Rivera was born and raised in El Salvador and moved, with her family, to the United States when she was eleven years old.  She graduated from East Chapel Hill High School and now attending Meredith College on full scholarship.

Marty Rosenbluth is an immigration attorney and the Executive Director of the North Carolina Immigrant Rights Project.  He is a nationally recognized expert on Secure Communities and 287(g) and has attended meetings both at the White House and ICE headquarters to discuss these programs with government officials.

Zaragosa Vargas is a Kenan Distinguished Professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill.  He has written extensively about the Mexican American labor history and the Mexican American civil rights movement, which focus on race relations, politics, and labor.

The event is free and open to the public.  For additional information, contact James Spivey, 245-2488. 


Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


Carrboro Century Center, 100 North Greensboro Street in Carrboro.

Orange County Human Relation goals

According to this morning's Herald-Sun, the Orange County "Board of Commissioners is one of the first government bodies in the nation to seek to define social justice and make it a backdrop for its decisions." The Human Relations Advisory Board presented a draft of their document to the BoCC on May 13. The full document is available at:

For those who don't have time to read the full document, here's the bare bones.

In working to seek social justice, Orange County shall perform government duties including policy-making and budgeting with the express objectives of:

1. Striving for the elimination of oppression and inequity by creating an environment of equal opportunity in which no groups are targeted for harassment, exclusion, intimidation or violence.

Human Relations Month Kick-off Event

According to WCHL:

Orange County is preparing to kick off Human Relations Month.

James Spivey, a civil rights specialist for the office of Human Relations in Orange County, said the theme this year will be “Power to the People: Race and the Environment in Orange County.”

Human Relations Month promotes strong community ties. The kickoff celebration will include a performance by the East Baile Latino Group.

The keynote speaker will be Mr. Omega R. Wilson, president of the West End Revitalization Association.

The kickoff is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Carrboro Century Center, located at 100 North Greensboro St. Everyone is welcomed to attend the event at no charge.


Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


Century Hall, Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St.

Human Relations Month Kick-off Event

At the Carrboro Century Center.

February is Human Relations Month. The Orange County Human Relations Commission, the Orange County Department of Human Rights & Relations and the Orange County Board of Commissioners will host a kick-off ceremony to acknowledge Human Relations Month in Orange County. The Human Relations Month Kick-Off will take place at the Carrboro Century Center on Sunday, January 27, 200 8 from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM.

As Orange County accepts its cultural and ethnic diversity, the ideology that all human beings should have the right to equitable health care will be the theme of this year’s Human Relations Month Kick-Off Event.

The Kick-Off will include musical entertainment by the band, Big Much and a performance by the Chuck Davis African-American Dance Ensemble.

The key speakers will be Shannon Fleg and Anthony Fleg. Ms. Fleg is a proud Dine (Navajo) woman from Arizona who serves as a coordinator for the Native Health Initiative. She is a social research associate for the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Mr. Fleg serves as a coordinator for the Native Health Initiative. He recently earned a Masters in Public Health from UNC and will graduate from medical school in May 2008.

Come and help celebrate Orange County’s diverse cultures. The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information contact the Orange County Office of Human Rights and Relations, 919-960-3875.


Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 9:30am

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