Upcoming January Events

“Linking Our Struggles During Trump Era” Forum

When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017. 6PM – 8:30PM

Where: Fruit of Labor World Cultural Center

4200 Lake Ridge Dr
Raleigh, NC 27604
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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. Join us in our discussion on how to link our struggles and build a stronger social justice movement!

We will offer transportation for the participants, if needed. Interpretation services for Spanish speakers will also be provided. For more questions, contact info@MuslimsForSocialJustice.org

Black Workers for Justice
Freedom Manifesto/Black Liberation Unity Committee(BLUC) Study Group
Muslims for Social Justice
UE Local 150
Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia
NC-United for Refugees and Immigrants (Refugee Rights)
AIME (Abrahamic Initiative on the Middle East)
Project South
Triangle Unity May Day Coalition
“Know Your Rights” workshop
When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017. 6PM – 8:30PM

Where: As-Salaam Islamic Center/Vital Link School
1214 E Lenoir Street
Raleigh, NC 27610
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 Project South. She is past resident of NC, and previous president of the National Lawyers Guild. 

Learn about Project South here:

This workshop is open to absolutely anyone who feels they or their community may be targeted by law enforcement and government agencies, whether local police departments, FBI, TSA, NSA, etc. Groups that are often targeted by these agencies include people who are or are associated with Muslims, African Americans, immigrants, Latinos, and South Asians.
This event is hosted by As-Salaam Islamic Center and organized by Muslims for Social Justice. Sponsored by Muslim American Public Affairs Council (MAPAC).
Snacks will be provided.
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Women’s March on Raleigh
When: Saturday, January 21, 10AM
Where: City Plaza on Fayetteville Street
400 Fayetteville St
Raleigh, NC 27601
This is a local event to march in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington. MEET AT CITY PLAZA ON FAYETTEVILLE ST. IN FRONT OF MARRIOTT AT 10:00AM. STEP OFF AT 10:30. MARCH TO MOORE SQUARE. RALLY PROGRAM BEGINS AT 11:30 AT MOORE SQUARE.
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Triangle People’s Assembly

When:  Saturday, January 28, 12PM – 4PM

Where: TBD
Raleigh, NC

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 departments are designed to safeguard. The right-wing in Raleigh is trying to maintain their control of the Governor’s office and has made power grabs altering control in many state departments. We have to fight back and our movements MUST DIG DEEPER INTO OUR COMMUNITIES, SCHOOLS AND WORKPLACES if we are to be more united than ever.

We must develop the People’s Assembly as the front line of resistance, uniting all the organizing forces in our communities, schools and workplaces and engaging newly active people.  At the last assembly ON December 4TH 2016 we had representatives from many of the local struggles for Black, immigrant, Muslim,  worker, woman, environmental and electoral rights and  power. But we must continue to unite and learn from the many other battlefronts and struggles that are fighting back. We must learn lessons from each other’s practice, struggle and organizing, so that we can raise our collective  mass political consciousness. We must learn together about the critical role and timely need for the Peoples Assembly organizing process as  an independent political action necessity in 2017!  

We need your help to develop a People’s Assembly process to serve as a fundamental component of sharing reports,  learning from each other, strengthening a democratic, bottom-up grassroots movement to engage a stronger vision and  struggle for  working peoples power and transformative change in our communities, workplaces and society.

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