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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.

3rd, Saturday. 1pm. Forum: Growing War on Black America. What All Black people need to know about the growing freedom manifesto and the call for a national Black Assembly for Black Liberation. At Fruit of Labor World Cultural Center.
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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May 2017
Monday, May 1 / May Day International Workers Day, Mass Actions Across the State! Updates at: http://trianglemayday.org/

Tuesday, May 2 / 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.

Friday, May 5 / 6pm Financial Health Workshop Session 5

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

Sunday, May 7 / 12pm – 3pm; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam

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

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

Sunday, May 28 / 12pm – 3pm; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam

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

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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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March 2017

3rd , Friday; 6:30 pm FINANCIAL HEALTH WORK SHOP SERIES

Use the link www.fruitoflabor.org to go to our Fruit of Labor World Cultural Center calendar of events! For our FREE workshop please respond to this e-mail by replying with YOUR full name, telephone number and hard mail physical address! If you are bringing guests send their information as well!
LEARN ABOUT WHY THE RICH ARE GETTING RICHER…WORKERS & SMALL BUSINESSES ARE GETTING POORER! LEARN ABOUT THE PRESENT PERMANENT FINANCIAL CRISIS OF U.S. CAPITAL & WHAT YOU MUST DO?
Take a fascinating look at the new dynamic factors of Capital that are making it harder and harder to pay your bills, save your shrinking wages, buy a house, take care of your children and live a good quality of life!
LEARN HOW TO USE THE “Five Laws of Credit” to stabilize your finances, get out of debt, and prepare for the financial and social challenges ahead!
LEARN HOW TO SHOP FOR DEVELOPER/ CONSTRUCTION & BANK FORECLOSURES..BUY A HOME / REAL ESTATE BUSINESS PROPERTY THAT IS EASILY AFFORDABLE….for as low as $500 a month…
LEARN HOW TO SHOP FOR CARS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES WITHOUT GETTING BEAT WITH GIMMICKS & HIGH INTEREST!
Student Spotlight – Highlighting real success stories to avoid or get rid of college/ school debt
Plus! News of upcoming community symposiums, events, trainings, classes and more!
FINANCIAL HEALTH WORKSHOPS are designed to sharpen your learning, financial literacy skills and keep you excited about the many opportunities to take on the many challenges of the present economic /social crisis of today’s crisis of capital….and its impact on your financial situation.

It’s free and full of useful information.

Wishing You Well and SEE YOU SOON!
Angaza Laughinghouse/Nathanette Mayo

CO-Directors
FRUIT OF LABOR WORLD CULTURAL CENTER
4200 LAKE RIDGE DR.
RALEIGH, NC 27604

919-876-7187
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

5th, Sunday; 2:30-5:00pm; BWFJ Membership Assembly

6th, Monday; 4-7:00pm; UE150 NC Public Service Workers Union Rally at the State Capitol Bldg. (north side Edenton St. between Wilmington St. & Salisbury St.)

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!

15th; Wednesday; 6pm; Fight for $15 Community Meeting; 2220 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham, NC

16th; Thursday; 9am-4:30pm; “Come to the Table” Conference ; at the Durham Civic Center; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble will present the workshop: Workplace, Community, Cultural Organizing in Harmony Building Solidarity In Action Through Music. For more information and registration contact Tahz Walker at 919-259-9031.

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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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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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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DECEMBER 2016

2nd , Friday, FINANCIAL HEALTH WORK SHOP SERIES session #2; 6:00pm

2nd , Friday, Wine & Cheese Networking Social. 7:00p.m. If you are small business owner, community contractor, service provider, artist, musician, realtor, community or worker cooperative or progressive looking for a place to give your time and energy to build a stronger community, this kind of networking social is for you! Free but, donations are welcome

9-11th , Friday -Sunday; 20th Southern Human Rights Organizing Conference at Tougaloo College; Tougaloo, MS; registration: $50- general, $15 students, elderly, retired & unemployed; reservations can be made at the Marriot Courtyard Hotel 6280 Ridgewood Court Dr, Jackson, MS 39211.

17th, Saturday; Immigrant Rights as Human Rights.
Fruit of Labor World Cultural Center
42100 Lake Ridge Drive Raleigh, NC 27650
FOLWCC site telephone 919-876-7187

18th, Sunday; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam – 2:00pm

18th, Sunday; World Cultural Cinema; film & discussion, trivia & prizes! – 4:30pm; $5 donation

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NOVEMBER 2016

5th, Friday, FINANCIAL HEALTH WORK SHOP SERIES kick-off; 6:00pm

5th, Friday, Wine & Cheese Networking Social. If you are small business owner, community contractor, service provider, artist, musician, realtor, community or worker cooperative or progressive looking for a place to give your time and energy to build a stronger community, this kind of networking social is for you! Free but, donations are welcome; 7:00pm

8th, Tuesday; Election Night Watch. Watch the poll returns come in with us on the big screen! 7:00pm

19th, 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.

20th, Saturday; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam – 2:00pm

20th, Saturday; World Cultural Cinema; film & discussion, trivia & prizes! – 4:30pm; $5 donation

28th, Saturday; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam – 2:00pm

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OCTOBER 2016

1st, Saturday; FOLWCC GRAND RE-OPENING !! 4-7p.m. Food, Music & Fun! Thank You to our broad community of supporters, volunteers and friends who have helped us repair, renovate & comeback better and stronger than we were before!

1st, Saturday; FOLWCC hosts a Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) and Community reception; 7:30-11:00pm.

6-9th; Friday-Sunday; National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL) 47th Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. “Escalating Our Fight In the Decade: Bringing Human Rights Home” ;Friday 1-3pm discussion on the draft Freedom Manifesto & the Policy Platform for Black Lives. For more info: www.ncbl.org

21st ; Saturday; North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN)’s 18th Annual EJ Summit in Whitakers, NC!; go to www.ncejn.org for registration and program information

22nd, Saturday; Hip Hop 4 Justice sponsored Brunch/Workshop – workshop topic: Know Your Rights and What to do if Stopped by the Police. Do you really know what rights you have or how to handle being stopped by police? You may be surprised by how misinformed you could be. Come out for a very lively, informative and interactive workshop conducted by attorney Angaza Mayo-Laughinghouse. $5- donation for food.

23rd; Sunday; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal & Jam – 2:00pm

28th; Friday; FOLWCC hosts Rock, Groove & Jam for Justice Fundraiser. Join us for an evening of great live performances from local artists and musicians, fun, food, vendors, information on being an active participant in social change and building community power. $12