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  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 07:00 PM · 12 rsvps

    Triple Divide Screening

    Filmmaker and journalist Melissa Troutman will show her film "Triple Divide," about fracking in the Marcellus Shale, as part of a national tour. The screening is free and open to the public.

    Come learn how Pennsylvania's regulations on fracking have failed to protect people, communities, and the environment. 

    Co-sponsored by Clean Water for NC, Durham Friends Earth Care Witness, and Durham People’s Alliance.

    Dr. Sharon Brown, health care provider from SW Pensylvania and expert in environmental health policy, will share her extensive knowledge on health care effects. Hope Taylor, Clean Water for NC, will update folks on the latest in NC policy and rulemaking. 

  • Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Equity in Transit Planning: Access, Mobility, and Opportunity for All

    Equity in Transit Planning:  Access, Mobility, and Opportunity for All.

    As counties in the Triangle move forward with plans to expand transit options, please join us for a discussion about the importance of incorporating equity components into transit planning. By prioritizing and committing to equitable development, lawmakers can ensure that the benefits of transit investments are broadly shared so low income residents and local small businesses  will not be left behind as new opportunities enter the Triangle.

    Sarita Turner, Senior Associate at Policy Link, will lead a discussion of strategies for protecting residents and businesses from displacement and for coordinating transit, housing, and jobs policies to enhance connectivity , resulting in strong, affordable, and accessible communities..    

    Policy Link is a national , equity-focused, research and  policy advocacy organization. Ms. Turner is an experienced  leader in community organizing, policy advocacy, and fundraising. The program is sponsored by the Coalition for Affordable Housing and Transit, the NC Justice Center, and the NC Fair Housing Center.

    Beverages and pizza will be available and brown bag lunches are welcome.  Parking is available at the rear of the church.

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 06:30 PM · 13 rsvps

    Inequality for All Film Screening

    Please join us for Robert Reich's award-winning film 'Inequality for All' at the Durham County Public Library Auditorium!

    Presentation following the film with the NC Justice Center and the People's Alliance Economic Inequality Action Team

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 06:30 PM · 532 rsvps
    Motorco Music Hall in Durham, NC

    Decision Day

    KEEP IN MIND: WE DO NOT KNOW WHEN THIS EVENT WILL BE. We believe it could be any day in July.

    Any day now, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals could issue a ruling on the constitutionality of Virginia's ban on marriage equality (Bostic v. Schaefer). The ruling could also have implications for marriage in three other states in the Fourth Circuit, including North Carolina, setting binding precedent for Amendment One challenges in Federal district court and possibly laying legal groundwork for the Supreme Court to affirm the freedom to marry nationwide. 

    We don't know when or how the Fourth Circuit will rule. But a favorable ruling in the Virginia case could bring us that much closer to the freedom to marry in North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia. 

  • Tuesday, August 05, 2014 at 06:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Saladelia Café in Durham, NC

    Educating Children Living in Poverty: The Challenges and Rewards

    Topic: Educating Children Living in Poverty: The Challenges and Rewards


    • Letisha Judd, Principal, Y.E. Smith Elementary School
    • Darlene Escudero, Assistant Principal, Y.E. Smith Elementary School
    • Holly Jordan, Teacher, Hillside High School

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