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April 2019

2019 NC Farmworker Institute

April 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$45

Español abajo We invite you to participate in this annual gathering that brings together agencies, organizations, farmworkers, and activists dedicated to improving the lives of farmworkers and their families. Participants share skills, knowledge, and resources through presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities. Farmworker advocates from across the state will have the chance to learn from and update one another on the latest issues affecting North Carolina farmworkers. Please complete one registration per person online. Registration is $45 and includes a light…

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Workers Memorial Day 2019

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
NC State Capitol, 1 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC United States
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Free

Safe jobs are the right of every worker, and the 183 people who died on the job in 2017 - the most recent year for which the total count of workplace fatalities is known - is evidence that the NC Department of Labor must do more to protect working people. Join us in Raleigh for a press conference and solemn memorial service during which participants will toll a bell 183 times and call for the state Department of Labor to…

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The Aging Veteran

April 27 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
AB Tech Asheville Campus, 19 Tech Drive
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
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Free

Join the US Department of Veterans for this town meeting on the Aging Veteran. Attendees will learn about aging across the life cycle and how veterans can use this knowledge to plan for their future. This includes making sure veterans receive the healthcare they need as they age, and become knowledgeable regarding what benefits their survivors are eligible for. This meeting welcomes all veterans, their families, caregivers, and others who work with aging veterans. Click here for event details. For more information,…

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Fair Districts Community Forum – Belmont

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont Branch Library, 125 North Central Avenue
Belmont, 28012
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Free

Join us for a community forum to inform voters about gerrymandering and why we must end this corrupt practice now, before redistricting begins after the 2020 Census. President Ronald Reagan said it best when he called for "an end to the un-American and anti-democratic practice of gerrymandering... It isn’t just the district lines that bent out of shape, it’s the American values of fair play and decency and it’s time we stopped... It’s time to give the votes back to…

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Fair Districts Community Forum – Gastonia

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gaston County Department of Social Services, 330 North Marietta Street
Gastonia, 28052
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Free

Join us for a community forum to inform voters about gerrymandering and why we must end this corrupt practice now, before redistricting begins after the 2020 Census. President Ronald Reagan said it best when he called for “an end to the un-American and anti-democratic practice of gerrymandering… It isn’t just the district lines that bent out of shape, it’s the American values of fair play and decency and it’s time we stopped… It’s time to give the votes back to…

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Faith and Conscience Convocation: A Call for Accountability for Torture (Asheville)

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Highsmith Student Union, 1 University Heights
Asheville, 28804
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Free

The convocation will explore North Carolina's connection, through the use of its public airports, a local airline (Aero Contractors), and locally based employees of the airline, to the CIA's Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation (RDI) program that began after the 9/11 attacks. Muslim people were kidnapped, bound, and transported to CIA black sites and to foreign countries, where they were held indefinitely without charges and were tortured. Most were innocent of any offense. Speakers will include NC Commission of Inquiry on…

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May 2019

Justice Gathering for Food and Faith Leaders

May 1 @ 9:30 am - May 2 @ 3:30 pm
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, 28216
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$25

Do you live or work in Charlotte or a nearby county? Do you know someone doing food justice work who does? Following on the 2019 Come to the Table Conference at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, we are pleased to open registration for a smaller two-day gathering for faith and community leaders in or near Charlotte who are engaged in food justice work. The Justice Gathering for Food & Faith Leaders will bring together 30-40 people Wednesday & Thursday, May 1-2…

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Faith and Conscience Convocation: A Call for Accountability for Torture (Charlotte)

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Road
Charlotte, 28207 United States
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Free

Learn - Reflect - Act The convocation will explore North Carolina’s connection, through the use of its public airports, a local airline (Aero Contractors), and locally based employees of the airline, to the CIA’s Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation (RDI) program that began after the 9/11 attacks. Muslim people were kidnapped, bound, and transported to CIA black sites and to foreign countries, where they were held indefinitely without charges and were tortured. Most were innocent of any offense. Speakers will include…

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Fair Districts Community Forum – Reidsville

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Reidsville Public Library, 125 South Scales Street
Reidsville, 27320
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Join us for a community forum to inform voters about gerrymandering and why we must end this corrupt practice now, before redistricting begins after the 2020 Census. President Ronald Reagan said it best when he called for “an end to the un-American and anti-democratic practice of gerrymandering… It isn’t just the district lines that bent out of shape, it’s the American values of fair play and decency and it’s time we stopped… It’s time to give the votes back to…

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Clergy Breakfasts in Response to the Opioid Crisis

May 7 @ 9:30 am - May 23 @ 11:30 am
Free

Are you interested in learning more about the state of our state when it comes to opioids? Are you interested in learning more about ways your congregation can get involved with the Opioid Crisis? If so please join the Council at one of our Clergy Breakfasts for the Opioid Crisis, the Faith Community Responds. At these breakfasts, you will learn about the state of our state, what is harm reduction, and what congregations can do to get involved. These events…

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