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September 2016

NC Peace Week

September 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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Campaign Nonviolence Week in the Triangle Area of North Carolina This will be the second year of Campaign Nonviolence Week and the Campaign Nonviolence Festival. We hope that Campaign Nonviolence Week will become an annual event in Raleigh and the Triangle. Various faith and community organizations in the Raleigh area began to work in collaboration in 2015 to build relationships and to promote peace, economic justice, environmental healing, and effective nonviolent solutions that support a just, peaceful and sustainable world. This year we want…

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Islamophobia Talk at Highland United Methodist Church

September 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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Presentation on "Challenging Racism and Islamophobia" at Highland United Methodist Church Highland United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC, will organize a talk titled "Challenging Racism and Islamophobia". This talk will be presented by Manzoor Cheema, coordinator of Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia or MERI. Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia is a network which stands and acts together against all forms of Islamophobia and racism. This hate is being targeted against both Muslim individuals and entire groups perceived as Muslims.…

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October 2016

Forum on Islamophobia in Politics at McKimmon Center

October 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, 27606 United States
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Forum titled Poisonous Politics: Faith, Fear and Democracy Impact of Islamophobia and racism in this election cycle and how we can challenge it When: Thursday, October 6, 2016 Where: McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh NC Join Triangle community members for a discussion about racism and the rise of Islamophobia in the United States and elsewhere. Background: This election cycle has seen unforeseen bigotry against Muslims and members of other marginalized groups. Islamophobia or anti-Muslim hate is manifested through interpersonal…

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North Carolina Environmental Justice Summit

October 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am - October 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Franklinton Center, 281 Southbend Ln
Whitakers, NC 27891 United States
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2016 North Carolina Environmental Justice Summit October 22 - 23, 2016 Whitakers NC Learn more at: http://www.ncejn.org From NC Environmental Justice website: Our Mission “To promote health and environmental equality for all people of North Carolina through community action for clean industry, safe work places and fair access to all human and natural resources. We seek to accomplish these goals through organizing, advocacy, research, and education based on principles of economic equity and democracy for all people.” The Problem All…

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AIME Forum: Linking Liberation Struggles

October 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Carolina Central University, 528 Nelson Street
Durham, 27707 United States
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Linking Liberation Struggles Forum by AIME  On Monday October 24, 6-8:30 p.m. at North Carolina Central University, the Abrahamic Initiative on the Middle East will present a second conference called Linking Liberation Struggles: Pursuing Global Awareness and CivicEngagement. Speakers are Native American activist Tennyson Welbourne; African American Durham City Council member Jillian Johnson; and Palestinian organizer Zaina Alsous. Respondents, including Latino, Jewish, and immigrant community members, will explore the relationships among these historic and current movements. Moderators Rev. Paul McAllister…

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January 2017

Linking Our Struggles During the Trump Era

January 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fruit of Labor World Cultural Center, 4200 Lake Ridge Dr
Raleigh, NC 27604 United States

During this era, there is an urgency to build a stronger social justice movement against all forms of oppression. This discussion will bring together members from anti-racism, worker rights, immigrant & refugee rights, anti-Islamophobia movements, and allies from all social justice movements. We will discuss challenges faced by these movements and how to build stronger links with other movements. We will offer transportation for attendees, if needed. Interpretation services for Spanish speakers will also be provided. We are seeking volunteers…

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“Know Your Rights” workshop

January 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
As-Salaam Islamic Center/Vital Link School, 1214 E Lenoir Street
Raleigh, NC United States
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With the current political climate, there is concern among many groups about how to handle encounters with law enforcement. In particular, many Muslims were approached by the FBI the weekend before the election. Azadeh Shahshahani will be presenting legal information about your rights when approached by any law enforcement or government agency (police, FBI, etc), and your rights to freedom of religion and freedom of expression. An internationally recognized human rights lawyer, Azadeh is the current Legal and Advocacy Director for…

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Women’s March on Raleigh

January 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
City Plaza on Fayetteville Street Raleigh, NC United States + Google Map

This is a local event to march in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington.

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Triangle-wide People’s Assembly

January 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TBA Raleigh, NC United States

Join and help build the People's Assembly.  The past few weeks have shown us just a glimpse about what we are up against at the state and Federal levels. The recent convening of 2017 Session of Congress announced major plans to attack health care and Federal employees rights on their first day. Trump has appointed corporate and Wall St. executives and enemies of the working class and oppressed peoples to his cabinet, wealthy elites that hate the very people their…

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March 2017

Triangle People’s Assembly

March 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is the fourth monthly session of the Triangle People's Assembly launched in December 2016. Location will be decided soon. MERI is a partner organization of Triangle People's Assembly. Triangle People's Assembly highlights struggles against racism, worker rights, immigrant rights, Islamophobia and other oppressions. Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/TriangleUnityMayDayCoalition/

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