Struggling For Peace Amidst War

APR 4, MON 5:30 PM, Struggling For Peace Amidst War, Conversation with Jesús Emilio Tuberquia, Colombian Peace Community of San José de Apartadó Leader, Global Education Center Room 1005, University of North Carolina, 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514. Free. A reception will follow. Email  for more information. Presented by Institute for the Study of the Americas and Fellowship of Reconciliation, Co-Sponsored by Duke-UNC Rotary Center, UNC Center For Global Initiatives, UNC Global Studies, Social Movements Working Group, Latin American Political Imaginaries and Counter-Cartographies Collective. 


Monday, April 4, 2011 - 5:30pm


Global Education Center Room 1005, University of North Carolina, 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill

Orange County Rape Crisis Center - 23rd Annual Holiday Auction

Gather with friends to make the season bright at our annual holiday auction! The auction is the Orange County Rape Crisis Center’s primary fundraising event and supports our mission to stop sexual violence and its impact through support, education and advocacy. Find gifts for friends and family, or treat yourself to an early present! 


Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm


Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel

Sustain Foundation Looking for Board Members

Looking to get more involved in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro community? Interested in environmental awareness, healthy lifestyles, educational access, and international partnerships?

Sustain Foundation is a growing, grassroots, community service organization seeing passionate and committed individuals to serve on the board in an advisory role. The requirements of the position include a regular monthly meeting lasting no longer than 90 minutes and critically reading comprehensive ‘update’ documents every other week. Board terms last one year, and additional information is included below. Send an email to Sustain Foundation at to inquire more information about Sustain Foundation and this opportunity to substantially contribute to the development of a local non-profit.

More information: The mission of Sustain Foundation, a 501c3 based in Carrboro, is to create and implement sustainable solutions to health, environmental and education challenges in the local and global community. The organization focuses on promoting partnership of mutual support in order to match the strengths and needs of different communities. Within the local community the organization has focused on Latina women's health through a walking program as well as environmental awareness through the publishment of the Community Trail Guide, which mapped natural surface trails in the area. Sustain Foundation is also active in promoting well-being through a local women's running group. In Sakina, Tanzania, Sustain Foundation is implementing community-based educational and health programs.


PO BOX 1195 Carrboro, NC 27510

Silent (No More!) Auction

I’m working with the Family Violence Prevention Center as a volunteer for their silent auction. After I found out more about what great work they do with such a limited budget, I wanted to be a part of helping them with this important fundraiser.   I was shocked at how many people utilize their services.   After hearing from some of their clients about how much FVPC has helped them, I am convinced that their staff and volunteers are some of the “angels among us.”    The info is below.

The Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County and UNC Health Care’s Beacon Program invite you to attend our 4th annual  Silent (No More!) Auction on Thursday, February 5, 2009 from 5:30 to 8 PM at the William and Ida Friday Center.   Tickets are $35 in advance, and $40 at the door.   All proceeds directly support services for victims of domestic violence and their families.    Purchase tickets and view auction items at:


Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm


Friday Center, Chapel Hill

County Goverment the Way It's Supposed to Be

I am new to this Internet community and surprised that there appears to be no conversation about human service needs or human service programs  in Orange County. We certainly seem to have many examples of both.

Last month Orange County government sponsored a day long retreat for the directors of all non-profit human service agencies that receive partial funding from the County. The purpose of the event was to facilitate discussion among non-profit leaders regarding the impact of the economic downturn on the non-profit sector and on the people it serves. The organizers hoped that non-profit leaders would discover new ways to anticipate future challenges and to collaborate on common goals. The meeting was facilitated by experts from the UNC School of Government.

I think this meeting was an example of excellent leadership from County goverment. Orange County makes a consideration financial contribution each year to non-profit human service agencies but, this retreat demonstrated a contribution beyond money.



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