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March 2016

Breaking Silence on Torture

March 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
NC Governor’s Mansion, 200 N. Blount St.
Raleigh, 27601 United States
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CANDIDATES COOPER AND MCCRORY: BREAK YOUR SILENCE ON TORTURE! Join us Wednesday, March 9 at two vigils and a press conference in Raleigh, calling on the likely Democratic and Republican candidates for Governor to investigate NC’s torture taxi program, demand accountability, and provide redress to those harmed. Sponsors: Movement to End Racism & Islamophobia, NC Council of Churches, NC Stop Torture Now. Schedule: 9:00 a.m. The Department of Justice (Attorney General Cooper’s office), 114 W. Edenton, at the corner of…

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People’s Alliance Hosts Islamophobia Talk

March 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Center for Responsible Lending, 302 W. Main Street
Durham, 27701 United States
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People's Alliance to Host Talk "Challenging Racism and Islamophobia" Manzoor Cheema from MERI (Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia) will speak on the topic of racism and Islamophobia in Durham, North Carolina, on March 10, 2016. This talk will be organized by Durham, NC, based People's Alliance and will take place at at the Center for Responsible Lending, 302 W. Main Street from 6:30-8:30pm. From Durham People's Alliance website: "A community can be more than a place where people live.…

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Combating Islamophobia and Xenophobia in the South

March 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
UNC Law School, 160 Ridge Rd
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States
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"Combating the New Wave of Islamophobia and Xenophobia in the South" Join radical law students, legal workers and lawyers from around the South at our annual NLG (National Lawyers Guild) Southern Regional Conference, to be held this March 18 and 19 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina! The panel "Combating the New Wave of Islamophobia and Xenophobia in the South" on lamophobia and Xenophobia in the South" on Saturday March 19th  will examine the wave of Islamophobia and Xenophobia sweeping the South…

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April 2016

2016 MLK Support for Labor Banquet

April 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Association of Educators, 700 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, 27601 United States
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33rd Annual MLK Support for Labor Banquet Black Workers for Justice will organize its 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Support for Labor Banquet on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016. The keynote speaker at the event will be Bree Newsome who removed confederate flag from South Carolina Capitol building in June 2015. This banquet will be hosted at North Carolina Association of Educators located at 700 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601. About Black Workers for Justice: The BWFJ is an organization of…

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Race Forward: On the Move for Racial Justice

April 9, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
E.K. Powe Elementary School, 913 9th St
Durham, 27705 United States
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Race Forward: On the Move for Racial Justice Durham, NC – Downtown Durham will come alive with runners, walkers, musicians and community activists showing their commitment to racial justice on Saturday, April 9, during the 5K Race Forward run/2.2 mile solidarity walk sponsored by Infinity Diamond Club’s We Are 1 Conference. The goal of the walk is to show a commitment to racial justice and to raise funds for Infinity Diamond Club a local non-profit dedicated to the work of…

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2016 Jack Crum Conference on Racism and White Privilege

April 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, 504 W Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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2016 Jack Crum Conference titled “Dare to Hear: An Honest Conversation about Race and the End to White Privilege” Jack Crum Conference titled “Dare to Hear: An Honest Conversation about Race and the End to White Privilege” will take place on Saturday, April 9th, at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church 504 W. Chapel Hill Street • Durham, NC 27701 Schedule- 9-9:30 AM Registration 9:30-9:40 Welcome (Rev. Heather Rodriguez) 9:45 – 10:15 Opening Worship with Homily (Rev. Chris Brady) 10:15 –…

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Meredith College Talk About Racism and Islamophobia

April 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

"A Conversation about Racism and Islamophobia" at Meredith College WHAT: “Race, Fear & Faith: A Conversation About Racism & Islamophobia” WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2016; 7 —8:30 pm WHERE: Jones Chapel, Meredith College WHY: To have a community discussion about the historical significance of racism and the current issue of Islamophobia in the United States and other countries. We particularly want to focus on Muslim and other race relations in the Raleigh community, and discuss ways to bridge and heal…

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Rally for Akiel Denkins

April 23, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wake County Justice Center, 300 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, 27601 United States
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Vigil Rally for Akiel Denkins Akiel Denkins was shot dead by a Raleigh police officer on February 29, 2015. Raleigh based coalition called PACT (Police Accountability Community Taskforce) was launched in the aftermath of this murder to demand accountability to community, equity and transparency in Raleigh policing. A rally will be organized in Raleigh on Saturday, April 23, titled Vigil for Justice in policing. This rally take place at the steps of Wake County Justice Center at 4:30pm. About PACT:…

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May 2016

May Day Rally in Durham

May 2, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
People’s Plaza, 201 N Corcoran St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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May Day Rally in Durham When: Monday, May 2, 2016. Convenes at 4:30PM Where: 201 N Corcoran St, Durham NC 27701 Read more here: http://durhamsolidaritycenter.org/mayday2016/ https://www.facebook.com/events/1681360655449609/ We call upon the people of North Carolina to take action to commemorate May Day, also called International Workers’ Day. Marked around the globe as a day of workers’ and people’s struggles, May Day is an opportunity for our many movements to stand united in solidarity, build our collective power, and express radical alternatives…

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Book Discussion – “The Muslims Are Coming”

May 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Baba Ghannouj, 5400 S Miami Blvd #138
Durham, NC United States
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MERI Book Club will feature discussion of "The Muslims are Coming" When: Monday, May 9. 6-8PM Where: Baba Ghannouj Mediterranean Restaurant, 5400 S Miami Blvd #138, Durham, NC 27703 Light snacks will be offered. Please RSVP by emailing at info@merinc.org if you can attend. MERI (Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia) will facilitate a discussion of the book "The Muslims are Coming!: Islamophobia, Extremism and the Domestic War on Terror" by Arun Kundnani on Friday, May 9th, in Durham. This book investigates the…

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