We will be joining the North Carolina NAACP for the 'Moral Monday Service of Redemption' on Monday December 23rd at 4PM! We have organized a bus for those that would like to join. The bus will depart at 3:00PM from the Durham Farmer's Market and is $10. Please fill out the google form to sign-up for the bus.Read more
The Durham Library System will be hosting a film screening of "My Brooklyn: The Real Story Behind the Gentrification of America's Hippest City“ followed by a discussion titled "Gentrification or Economic Growth: Good or Bad?”
This movie and discussion will be a great way for Durham to learn about the common problems and solutions we share with Brooklyn with regard to economic inequality and the politics of urban development.
The Q&A session will feature special guests:
Kevin G. Montgomery, Brooklyn native and architect at O'Brien/Atkins Associates, PA
Sendolo Diaminah, community activist and organizer, People's Durham
Jarvis Hall, associate professor of political science at N.C. Central University.
"My Brooklyn" premiered at the 2012 Brooklyn Film Festival and won the Audience Award for documentary, and recently won Best Director and Best Documentary at the Red Hook International Film Festival.
Join the discussion at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at Stanford Warren Library, 1201 Fayetteville St.
Tonight, 12/03, the Durham Human Relations Commission will be meeting at 7:00PM in the 2nd floor committee room at Durham City Hall to discuss racial disparities in stops and searches by the Durham Police Department. The Southern Coalition for Social Justice had a great write-up on the November meeting of the commission with some startling statistics. Despite representing just 17.4% of the city population, black men constitute nearly two-thirds (65.2%) of all persons searched during traffic stops. Please show up at Durham City Hall and let the commission know that you will not stand for such racial disparities in policing!Read more
Durham CAN members (PA members are CAN members!) will be trained by Get Covered America and will go door to door together to provide information about the Affordable Care Act to targeted communities in Durham. Training will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, followed by canvassing and simultaneous enrollment at Immaculate Conception and Lion Park.
People’s Alliance is pleased to announce Garrett Dixon has accepted the position of Chapter Organizer! Garrett is a Raleigh native and has a BA in Government from Cornell University. His thesis project was in transit oriented design practices. He brings a wealth of political experience to the position. In 2011, Garrett served as a Field Organizer with the Wake County Coordinated Campaign in support of the Wake County School Board and successfully won five out of five school board races removing Tea Party control from the board. In 2012 he served as Research Coordinator for the North Carolina Democratic Party, Bob Etheridge’s statewide Field Director, and GOTV Organizer with Obama For America.