Urgent Letter to Representative Butterfield

PA issued an urgent letter to Congressman G. K. Butterfield to urge him to take specific steps towards obtaining the release of Riverside High School student Wildin David Guillen Acosta and other NC teens.

Download the Butterfield letter here.

Download the article, Anxiety and PTSD in Latino Children of Immigrants: The INS Raid Connection to the Development of These Disorders here.


Activist Alert--February 26, 2016


Support Affordable Housing

People's Alliance needs you to fill City Hall for important City Council meetings to keep making progress on affordable housing and fair use of police body cameras in our community.

Monday, March 7 & 21
City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza

To gain perspective on the effects of displacement on the most vulnerable in our community, be sure to watch this video from the Durham Affordable Housing Coalition.

Environmental Action Team

People's Alliance is reinvigorating our Environmental Action Team.  Our Board has been engaged in pressing Durham Public Schools to make a meaningful commitment to engage with the community in planning for a healthy and sustainable future for our schools, but there is more work to be done.

We need your help to move forward on this and other progressive environmental actions in Durham. Keep an eye on the Activist Alerts for our next meeting, or email Sara at saju_1@yahoo.com to let us know you want to plug in.

Download recent sustainability letter here.

These Days We All Need Collective Courage

Join PA members and friends for the launch of round 3 of SpiritHouse’s citywide book study group.  Meet Jessica Gordon Nembhard, author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice on Sunday, March 13.

Then join our 4-session study group to read and talk about the power of collective economic action as a strategy for moving out of poverty in the face of systemic racism.  The group will meet from 7:00-9:00PM on March 16, March 30, April 6, and April 20. Location: TBD.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Sondra.

Books can be purchased from SpiritHouse.
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Support Faculty Forward: Order Your Duke Union Yard Sign

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Click here to order your yard sign to show your support.




Upcoming Events

Early voting extends from March 3-12 at 11 different sites around the county.

Sign up HERE to volunteer to work the polls.

For more information, contact Lorisa Seibel

On Thursday, March 10th, speaker Manzoor Cheema will address the surge of Islamophobia across the U.S. which has reached unprecedent- ed new levels in recent months.

Thursday, March 10
Center for Responsible Lending
302 W. Main St., Durham

NOTE: If you need childcare during the event, email Kendra to reserve space.


Join hundreds of Durham residents for Public Assembly of CAN Delegates.

We will meet with candidates for school board, county commissioners, and other public elected officials to learn about where they stand on the items on our agenda including youth opportunity, affordable housing and community policing.

For more information, contact the Durham CAN office at 919-403-7082

Sunday, March 13
First Presbyterian Church
305 E. Main St.

RSVP to Lorisa Seibel

Save the date for the next business meeting.

Tuesday, April 5
Location TBD

Thank you to everyone who completed the 2016 member survey. Your feedback is very important to us and will drive PA's goal setting for the year. You can always send feedback or questions to our Board of Directors.

PA has several VHS tapes with historical content that we need converted. Can you help transfer these? If you can help, please contact L'Tanya.

Your membership and feedback fuels PA! Not yet a member? Now is a great time to join us and be part of the progressive voice for our community!





Durham Public Schools Sustainability Plan

People's Alliance sent a letter to members of the DPS Board of Education, Durham County Commissioners, and the DPS Budget Advisory Committee. Click here to read PA's goals on Durham Public Schools sustainability and the requests made to keep our schools healthy and sustainable.

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