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 January 2017

6th , Friday; 7pm. FINANCIAL HEALTH WORK SHOP SERIES;

6th, 8 pm Wine & Cheese Networking Social; Free but, donations are welcome

8th , Sunday; 12-3:00pm; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam

10th, Tuesday; 6:30pm.  Manifesto Study Action Group. Read Draft Manifesto to Rebuild Black Liberation Movement HERE.

15th,Sunday; 11:30-2:00pm; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam

15th,Sunday; M.L. King Jr.’s Birthday ; Watch a thought provoking film & participate in our lively discussion/critique/analysis; Discover the Martin Luther King, Jr. They Don’t Want You to Know. Watch exerts of thought provoking films & participate in our lively discussion, critique, and analysis. 2:30pm – 4:30pm; $5 suggested donation. Trivia Contest & Refreshments.

17th, Tuesday; Forum – “Linking Our Struggles in the Trump Era” participants from anti-racism, worker rights, Islamophobia, Immigrant/refugee rights and allies will discuss challenges faced to their movement and how to link our struggles.  6:00-8:30pm; Partners/Co-Organizers (in alphabetical order)
AIME (Abrahamic Initiative on the Middle East)
Black Workers for Justice
Freedom Manifesto/Black Liberation Unity Committee(BLUC) Study Group
Jewish Voice for Peace – Triangle
Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia
Muslims for Social Justice
NC-United for Refugees and Immigrants (Refugee Rights)
Project South
Triangle Unity May Day Coalition
UE Local 150

21st; Hip Hop 4 Justice presents “The M. L. King, Jr. America Doesn’t Want you to Know”; discussion & food – feeding the mind and the body; 4:00pm

22nd ; 12-3:00pm; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam

24th, Tuesday; 6:30pm. Manifesto Study Action Group. Read Draft Manifesto to Rebuild Black Liberation Movement HERE.

27th – 29th ; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble are the Artist In Residence at the People’s Music Network’s Winter Gathering in Greenfield, MA

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February 2017

3rd , Friday; 7pm FINANCIAL HEALTH WORK SHOP SERIES

3rd , Friday; 8 pm Wine & Cheese Networking Social; Free but, donations are welcome

3rd – 5th , Friday – Sunday; Statewide Police Accountability Conference; more info TBA

7th – Tuesday Night World Cultural Cinema Celebrating Black History Month; 6-8pm; film, discussion & snacks. $5 donation requested.

11th Saturday; HKonJ11 – Historic Thousands on Jones St. – Mobilizing to End Poverty & for Economic Justice; march begins at Shaw University on South St. in Raleigh, NC; 9:30am; call 866-NCNAACP (866-626-2227) or check www.hkonj.com or www.naacpnc.org for more information.

12th ; Sunday; 12-3:00pm; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam

14th , Tuesday Night World Cultural Cinema Celebrating Black History Month; 6-8pm; film, discussion & snacks.

14th, Tuesday; 6:30pm. Manifesto Study Action Group. Read Draft Manifesto to Rebuild Black Liberation Movement HERE.

18th; Saturday; 10am -11:15am; Zumba, Kickboxing, Toning & Stretching combination class taught by the Expert Fitness & Nutrition Instruction Trainer – Donnae Ward-Laughinghouse; Stay on your health & fitness goals for 2017!; $8 donation includes a healthy snack after your workout. Call or email to pre-register & for a chance to win a prize!

19th ; Sunday; 12-3:00pm; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam

21st, Tuesday Night World Cultural Cinema Celebrating Black History Month; 6-8pm; film, discussion & snacks. $5 donation requested.

February 24, 2017. 7PM, FOLWCC
Cuba and the Black Liberation Movement
featuring a book talk with Rosemari Mealy author of Fidel & Malcolm X: Memories of a Meeting (Black Classic Press, Baltimore 1993, 2013)

25th, Saturday 6pm -9:00pm; Hip-Hop 4 Justice, poetry and music with a positive message. Do you have something to say? Well then, step up to the open mic and spit fire! $8 donation includes food; Sponsored by Black Workers for Justice Youth.

28th; Tuesday Night World Cultural Cinema Celebrating Black History Month & Malcolm X Commemoration; 6-8pm; Forum, film, discussion. Light refreshments. $5 requested donation. Call FOLWCC for more information

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March 2017

3rd , Friday; 7pm FINANCIAL HEALTH WORK SHOP SERIES

3rd, Friday; 8 pm Wine & Cheese Networking Social; Free but, donations are welcome.

4th , Saturday, Hip Hop 4 Justice follow-up meeting; contact Angaza Mayo-Laughinghouse at 919-272-5169 for more info.

5th, Sunday; 12-3:00pm; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam

7th ,Tuesday ; World Cultural Cinema; Celebrating International Working Women’s Month; Watch 2 thought provoking films & participate in our lively discussion/critique/analysis; 3pm – 7pm; $5 suggested donation. Trivia Contest & Refreshments. Young Women Speak Out!

18th, Saturday; 10am -11:00am; Zumba, Kickboxing, Toning & Stretching combination class; $7 donation includes a healthy snack after your workout. Call or email to pre-register & for a chance to win a prize!

19th, Sunday; 12-3:00pm; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam

25th, Saturday; Old School Party ; 7 -11pm; Get your party on! Live band, dance & trivia contest with great prizes! $12-food included ; 4-4-$40 special before 9pm.

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April 2017

2nd, Sunday; 12-3:00pm; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam

4th, Tuesday; World Cultural Cinema; Celebrating Earth Day; Watch a thought provoking film & participate in our lively discussion/critique/analysis; 6pm – 9pm; Potluck Dinner. Trivia Contest.

7th, Friday; 7pm FINANCIAL HEALTH WORK SHOP SERIES

7th, 8pm Wine & Cheese Networking Social; Free but, donations are welcome.

8th, Saturday; Black Workers for Justice 34th Birthday Celebration & its’ Annual M.L. King, Jr. Support for Labor Banquet; NC Association of Educations Bldg., 700 S. Salisbury St.; Raleigh, NC; 5pm sharp; tickets $40; contact FOLWCC for more & updated information.

9th, Sunday; Post M.L. King Banquet Annual Brunch & Discussion; 10am-12pm at the FOLWCC; free.

23rd, Sunday; 12-3:00pm; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam

30th, Sunday; 12-3:00pm; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam

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May 2017

2nd,Tuesday; World Cultural Cinema; May 1st International Workers’ Day; Watch a thought provoking film & participate in our lively discussion/critique/analysis on “The State of Workers & Our Struggles in the Current Political Climate” 6pm – 8:30pm; Potluck Dinner. Trivia Contest.

5th, Friday; 7pm FINANCIAL HEALTH WORK SHOP SERIES

5th, Friday; 8 pm Wine & Cheese Networking Social; Free but, donations are welcome.

7th, Sunday; 12-3:00pm; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam

14th, Sunday; Annual Dinner at the FOLWCC Celebrating Working Women & Mothers as Peacemakers & Justice Seekers; 2:00pm – 5:00pm; $15; Come out with your family as we recognize & celebrate the strong women building & making a difference our families and communities. Film, discussion, music & great food!

20th ,Saturday; Hip Hop 4 Justice sponsors a Know Your Rights when Dealing with the Police Workshop/Brunch; 10am-12 pm.; Free, but donations accepted & appreciated

28th ,Sunday; 12-3:00pm; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam

28th, Sunday, African Liberation Day; Film, discussion, food & music 4-6:30 pm Free but, donations are welcome.

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June 2017

2nd; Friday; 7pm FINANCIAL HEALTH WORK SHOP SERIES – Final class in the series

2nd, 8pm Wine & Cheese Networking Social; Free but, donations are welcome.

4th, Sunday; 12-3:00pm; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam

10th, Saturday; FOLWCC 1st Annual Freedom Summer Bazaar; 12-5:00pm; Come out and meet local & regional people of color artists, craft persons, designers, chefs, musicians and other small business owners as we practice the Kwanzaa principle of Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) throughout the year!

18th, Sunday; Annual Juneteenth Celebration & 9th Annual Spoons of Justice Cook-Off; 2:00pm – 5:00pm; Calling all “Sisters who can Stir” & “Brothers who can Burn” to see who can claim this year’s coveted Cook-Off Champion Trophy! Enter your best dish and the people will judge who wins! Chef Entrance fee: $10. If it is advisable that you not share your culinary skills with the general public; come out, taste dishes that are entered, be a judge & help pick this year’s winner! It’ll only cost you $10, 2-4-$17 or 4-4-$30. E-mail us at the address above for a registration form & more information.

22nd -25th, Thursday-Sunday; Annual Great Labor Arts Exchange; for more information contact: Elise Bryant, execdir@laborheritage.org Phone: (202) 637-3963.

For more information contact: 919-876-7187 or email: fruitoflaborwcc@netscape.com

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