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May 2016

Talk on Islamophobia at Pinehurst Congregational Church

May 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pinehurst Congregational Church, 895 Linden Rd
Pinehurst, NC 28374 United States
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Pinehurst Congregational Church to Host Talk "Challenging Racism and Islamophobia" When: Sunday, May 22. 7PM - 8:30PM Where: Pinehurst Congregational Church, 895 Linden Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374 A talk titled "Challenging Racism and Islamophobia" will be organized by Pinehurst Congregational Church on May 20th. This talk will feature Manzoor Cheema from Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia. This talk will explore the roots of Islamophobia; connection between Islamophobia, anti-Black racism and other forms of oppression; and strategies to defeat this oppression.…

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Memorial Day 2016

May 30, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Rd
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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A Memorial Day Commemoration for Victims of War Hearing the Voiceless: Refugees at Home and Abroad When: Monday, May 30, 2016. 2 PM - 3:30 PM Where: Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill, North Carolina Featuring Manzoor Cheema: Human Rights Activist, co-Founder of Muslims for Social Justice and Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia This event will also feature: Songs for Peace and Justice by the Raging Grannies Memorial Day Proclamations from the offices of Carrboro Mayor Lydia…

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June 2016

ICE Out of NC

June 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

DAY LONG PROTEST TO DEMAND END TO 287G IN WAKE COUNTY When: Thursday, June 2, 2016 Where: Wake County Detention Center, 3301 Hammond Rd, Raleigh, NC Immigrants day-to-day are criminalized by racist laws and programs that promote discrimination and separate us from our families. For this reason and more we say: ICE Out of NC! Background article "Alex Matehuala, a 13-year-old seventh-grader who wants to become a boxer and artist, stepped up to a microphone Wednesday night and explained to…

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Conversation with Muslims

June 12, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Church of Chapel Hill, UU, 106 Purefoy Road
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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CONVERSATION WITH A PANEL OF DISTINGUISHED MUSLIMS Panelists: Mohammad Abu-Salha, a psychiatrist and the father of two daughters killed February 2015 in Chapel Hill. Shane Atkinson, Associate Imam, As Salaam Islamic Center, Raleigh. Tanzeel Chohan, member of Raleigh Human Relations Commission. Muad Hrezi, Libyan-American UNC grad. Deonna Kelli Sayed, an author and storyteller; and Nsenga Knight, member of a large Afro-Caribbean Muslim family. Moderated by author Krista Bremer. When: 3 PM, Sunday, June 12 Where: Community Church of Chapel Hill…

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Durham Press Conference and Rally by Jail Investigation Team

June 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unnamed Venue, 200 E Main St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Press Conference and Rally by Jail Investigation Team Before the County Commissioners’ 06/13 Budget Hearing On Monday the 13th, join the Jail Investigation Team and our supporters in a press conference and rally just before the County Commissioners take public comments on the proposed budget for 2016. The County Commissioners are responsible for funding the Durham County Jail, where at least three inmates have died in custody in the past year, and where hundreds more overwhelmingly poor, black, and brown…

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Orlando Solidarity Event

June 14, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bar, 711 Rigsbee Avenue
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Vigilia por las víctimas del club Pulse Le invitamos a estar presentes con nosotrxs en solidaridad al recordar lxs que fallecieron en la balacera atroz que ocurrió en el antro Pulse en Orlando. Somos una comunidad, somos una familia, y unidxs nos presentamos. We invite you to join us to please come out to stand in solidarity as we mourn the loss of those killed in the horrific shooting at Pulse nighclub in Orlando. We are a community, we are…

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Mass Moral March

June 20, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NC General Assembly, 16 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Mass Moral March Against Hate From NC NAACP: In the aftermath, of one of the deadliest and ugliest mass killing in our lifetime, and with our hearts heavy but hopes still high, we are planning a vigil against hate and discrimination. Our Mass Moral Monday Vigil and Prayer Against Hate will be held this upcoming Monday, June 20 "We cannot let hate have the first, last or loudest word" The focus of this vigil will be the continued struggle against…

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Sarah Shield’s Talk on the Middle East

June 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Human Rights in the Modern Middle East June 22, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Featuring Sarah D. Shields, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of History No place on Earth has seen more violence and disruption in the past 20 years than the Middle East. From economic sanctions to wars, to terrorism and torture, to dictatorships and superpower interventions, human rights violations seemingly define the region’s recent history. Sarah Shields discusses cases of human rights transgressions from…

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July 2016

Jewish Community Vigil for Black and Palestinian Lives

July 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
CCB Plaza, 201 N Corcoran St
Durham, 27701 United States
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Jewish Voice for Peace - Triangle NC organizes vigil for Black and Palestinian Lives Where: CCB Plaza; 201 N Corcoran St, Durham, North Carolina 27701 When: Wednesday, July 13; 7 PM From Jewish Voice for Peace - Triangle NC's Facebook Page We at JVP-Triangle are deeply disturbed and heartbroken over violence happening across the world. The deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Akiel Denkins in Raleigh and Jai Williams in Asheville, are just the most recent examples of police violence against…

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August 2016

As-Salam Islamic Center: Challenging Racism and Islamophobia

August 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
As-Salam Islamic Center

A forum will be organized at As-Salaam Islamic Center to explore the roots of Islamophobia or anti-Muslim bigotry. This forum will explore the following questions: How does Islamophobia operate in the society? What are the links between Islamophobia and racism? How to bridge the gap between immigrant and African American Muslims? How can Muslims defeat racism and Islamophobia? This forum is free and open for all. Snacks will be provided. The forum will include speeches and break-out session. Email at info@muslimsforsocialjustice.org or…

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