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August 2018

NC Faith Leaders for Public Education Training – Orange County

August 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
First Baptist Church of Hillsborough, 201 West King Street
Hillsborough, 27278
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The Council has long supported public education. This year, we commit anew to support public schools in our communities and to advocate on behalf of public education in our state. (See our statement by clicking here). Please join us for a two-hour session to learn how you might engage in both support and advocacy by joining NC Faith Leaders for Public Education, a network of faith leaders and community members committed to supporting public schools. Click here to learn more about…

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WNC March for Overdose Awareness Day

August 31 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Old Armory – Waynesville, 44 Boundary Street
Waynesville, 28786
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Join us in bringing the local community together for International Overdose Awareness Day. We'll gather at the Old Armory in Waynesville at 3:30 p.m. to share our grief over the lives that we have lost, raise awareness about the prevention of overdose deaths, and reduce the stigma that surrounds drug use. There will be music, art, and information. At 4:30 p.m. we will kick-off a Second Line March, where we will walk in a parade joined by live music, carrying photos of…

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September 2018

NC Faith Leaders for Public Education Training – Salisbury

September 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Millford Hills United Methodist Church, 1630 Statesville Boulevard
Salisbury, 28144
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The Council has long supported public education. This year, we commit anew to support public schools in our communities and to advocate on behalf of public education in our state. (See our statement by clicking here). Please join us for a two-hour session to learn how you might engage in both support and advocacy by joining NC Faith Leaders for Public Education, a network of faith leaders and community members committed to supporting public schools. Click here to learn more about NC…

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Backpack Full of Cash Documentary Screening

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Durham Technical Community College, 1637 East Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
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Narrated by Matt Damon, Backpack Full of Cash explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children. This 90-minute documentary takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013–14 school year, into the world of what is now called education “reform.” In Philadelphia and other big cities, public education – starved of resources – hangs in the balance. NC is at a crossroads as we see more and more privatization of our public schools. A panel…

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Campaign Nonviolence NC Week

September 15 - September 23

Campaign Nonviolence NC invites everyone to connect the dots between individuals, campaigns and movements that have often been working separately for peace, economic equality, and eco-justice. In the lead up to the U.N. International Day of Peace on September 21, a series of events has been planned to help build a community that stresses nonviolence in the Triangle. Join the Council at one, or all, of the following events:   Speak No Evil: Creating the U.S. Constitution Monday, September 17,…

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October 2018

The Color of Public Education: Laws that Divide Us, Hopes that Unite Us

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Epworth United Methodist Church, 3002 Hope Valley Road
Durham, 27707
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Join us for an evening with Richard Rothstein, former columnist for the New York Times, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, as well as a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, has spent years documenting the evidence that the government not merely ignored discriminatory practices in the residential sphere, but promoted them. The impact has been devastating for generations…

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