Current Events

SEPTEMBER 2019

2nd, Monday 2:00 pm; 1st Labor Day Parade: Durham County Social Services 414 E. Main Street, Durham, NC followed by a COOK-OUT; 3:00 pm-5:00 pm, Long Meadow Park 917 Liberty Street, Durham, NC; contact: (919) 539-2051.

4th, Wednesday 7:00 pm; 1st Medicare for All Healthcare Speak Out Assembly. At our series of Assemblies and Speak Outs, community members and workers will learn more from each other about how they are affected by the current for profit healthcare system. We will also begin to really be educated about what a Medicare for All healthcare system would look like and how working people will benefit from it. We, too, will develop a strategy for putting pressure Congress to pass the Health Care/ Medicarefor All Act of 2019 Bill (HR1384). Particularly, pressuring NC Congressman GK Butterfield while he is in town in September. Sharing, fellowship, and food!

7th, Saturday; Historical Marker for Rocky Mount Sanitation Workers Strike Commemoration; Call Angaza for more information and to carpool (919) 231-2660.

8th, Sunday 2:00pm; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble Meeting/Rehearsal

9th, Monday 6:00pm-8:00pm; Trawick Downs Neighborhood Meeting

13th -14th, Friday – Saturday; Carolina Human Rights Network Conference; 421 Dallas Rd. Greenville, SC; for more information go to www.chronicscnc.org.

12th-15th, Thursday - Sunday; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble presents on Using Culture in Organizing at the National Nurses United Global Nurses Assembly in San Francisco, CA.

20th -22nd, Friday – Sunday; Highlander’s 87th Homecoming; Highlander Research and Education Center, 1959 Highlander Way New Market, TN 37820; for more information and register go to ww.highlandercenter.org/dates.

21st-22nd, Saturday 9:00 am-6:00 pm & Sunday 9:00 am-12:00 pm – Southern Workers Medicare for All Meeting & Training; IBEW Union office at 1900 Cross Beam Drive, Charlotte, NC. Join labor activists from across the US South, as part of the Southern Workers Assembly as we meet to continue to build our workplace campaign for Medicare for All, and also do some training on workplace cadre.

21st, Saturday 1:00 pm; Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble performs at the Clean Water for North Carolina Annual Meeting; Grey Eagle Music Hall,185 Clingman Ave.; Asheville, NC Includes speakers on well testing around NC; The Atlantic Coast Pipeline, methane emissions and climate; outreach to mobile home park residents to learn about challenges they face getting safe, affordable drinking water; and other emerging water and Environmental Justice issues. Go to www.cwfnc.org for more information and to register.

21st, Saturday 6:00 pm; Patio Show featuring Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble at the Grey Eagle Music Hall, 185 Clingman Ave. Asheville, NC; for more information: www.thegreyeagle.com.

28th, Saturday Doors open at 4:00 pm; Pop Up Business and Vendor Event. Many small Black businesses and vendors will be present at FOLWCC. A great opportunity to network and support young Black craftspersons, artists, and small entrepreneurs! Come share in Great Music, Great Food & Great People! Contact Ms. Williams at (919) 758-1615 for more information about vendor registration.