Thursday, October 22, 2009

North Carolina Peace and Justice Events: Triangle Area

Breaking Bread and Barriers: Community Forum on Immigration Reform, potluck dinner and panel discussion, with short documentary film, Roots of Migration, from a recent Witness for Peace delegation to Oaxaca, Mexico. 6:30M, Fri, Oct 23, Durham Friends Meeting, 404 Alexander Ave. Speakers: Gail Phares; Juan José, immigrant from Chiapas, now Chapel Hill resident; Ajamu Dillahunt, NC Justice Center. Take a side dish, salad, or dessert and a canned good to benefit the Latino food pantry at Iglesia Emanuel. Sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Durham Immigrant Solidarity Committee, Durham Friends Meeting. Info: 699-8207.

Blood Done Sign My Name: True story of “Henry “Dickie” Marrow, a 23 year-old U.S. Army veteran who was allegedly murdered in 1970 by local white businessman, Robert Teel, and his sons Larry and Roger; the men were acquitted of the crime by an all white jury despite testimony by multiple eyewitnesses. Movie directed by UNC Alum Jeb Stuart and filmed in NC. 7:30 PM, Fri, Oct 23, Hayti Heritage Center,804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham. Tickets $5. 683-1709 ext. 21 or here .

March for Climate Leadership: A Call to Conscience on International 350 Day of Climate Action. Sat, Oct 24. 2 PM rally with speakers at Moore Square, corner of S. Blount and E. Hargett, Raleigh.3 PM march up Wilmington parking lot across from Governor’s Mansion on East Jones St. 3:30 - 5 PM rally with speakers delivering Call to Leadership and Conscience to Governor Beverly Perdue asking her to stop construction of Duke Energy's Cliffside coal-burning power plant. A group of volunteers will be risking arrest to deliver the message. Info: 259-3180

A Step to Understanding the Law Enforcement Process to Build Trust and Respect: Event will address questions about fusion centers, 287(g), ICE & Immigrants, FBI investigation techniques, and civil rights from the perspective of law enforcement. Keynote speaker Nawar Shora, Legal Director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and ADC's Director of Diversity Education and Law Enforcement Outreach (LEOP). 4 - 8 PM, Sat, Oct 24, Apex Mosque, 733 Center Street, Apex. Muslim American Society Freedom-NC (345-8105).

Orange County Justice United In Community Effort (Orange JUICE or Justice United): Founding Ceremony of new organization and reaction from all area candidates for elected office. 6:30 PM, Mon Oct 26, United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King, Jr, Blvd. Join this broad-based organization of local congregations and voluntary associations with power to take collective action in the name of justice and the common good. Info: 530-8515.

Peace Mom and the Patriot: Cindy Sheehan and Bob Bowman present 7 PM, Tues, Oct 27, Raleigh UU Fellowship, Wade Avenue. Sponsored by Triangle Veterans for Peace, Code Pink Women for Peace, and NC Peace Action. Info: 933-6589.

Looking into the Nuclear Age: On Life, Art, and the Bomb: Canadian artist and peace activist Robert Del Tredici links art and nuclear weapons, 5:30 PM, Wed, Oct 28, UNC's Fed Ex Center, corner of McCauley and Pittsboro Sts, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by the Dept of Art. Info: 542-4403.

Iraq-Israel-Afghanistan: Current Antiwar Tasks and Challenges: Bill Fletcher, Jr., Senior Scholar for the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, discusses "How the Israel/Palestine conflict relates to the struggles against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan," 5:30-8:00 PM, Fri, Oct 30, NCCU, Miller Morgan Health Science Bldg, Nelson Street off Fayetteville St, Durham. Co-sponsored by Triangle Campaign Against the Israeli Occupation and Coalition for Peace with Justice.Info: 919-490-5546, 910-670-0891; here

Satirical singer-songwriter Dave Lippman Returns for BAJ Event: Enjoy some ethics-based humor and music, 7:30 PM, Wed, Nov 4, Community Church. Benefit concert with suggested contribution of $10-20. Along with economic meltdown, Dave's program will feature topics on the Middle East. Sponsored by Balance and Accuracy in Journalism Info: here 542-2139.

Guantánamo Bay: Beyond the Law's Reach? Panel discussion: Attorneys Robert M. Elliot, Frank Goldsmith, and J. Griffin Morgan will describe their pro bono work for the release of Guantánamo Detainee Sharifullah, an Afghan Army soldier, held without charges since 2003. Nancy Talanian, founder of No More Guantánamos, will explain her efforts toward ensuring basic human rights for all prisoners, including the legal right to be either released or charged and tried for crimes, in accordance with international law, and not held indefinitely. 5:00 PM, Sat, Nov 14, NC Advocates for Justice Headquarters, 1312 Annapolis Dr, Raleigh.
Sponsored by North Carolina Stop Torture Now here and No More Guantánamos here . Support NC STN in raising funds to cover expenses involved in the legal struggle to end indefinite, extra-judicial detention of this wrongfully held prisoner. Info: 637-7678, 942-2535.

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