On Display Sept. 9 to Nov. 30: "ACLU of North Carolina: Fifty Years of Protecting Liberty"
Chapel Hill, NC
What: Public display of 10-panel history exhibit, "ACLU of North Carolina: Fifty Years of Protecting Liberty."
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When: Sept. 9 - Nov. 30, 2015.
Where: Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Oct. 29 - Film Screening: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
- What: The ACLU-NC chapter at UNC Asheville will host a free screening of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution followed by a talk with UNC professors Dolly Mullen (political science), Dwight Mullen (political science) and Sarah Judson (history). Open to the public.
- When: Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Mountain Suites, Highsmith Student Union, 1 University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804
November 10 - ACLU-NC Wake County Chapter's 31st Anual W. W. Finlator Awards Dinner
- What: 31st Annual W.W. Finlator Awards Dinner
- When: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
- Where: Casa Carbone, 6019 Glenwood Ave., Oak Park Shopping Center, Raleigh
Who: The Chapter will honor Bruce Lightner with the W.W. Finlator Award, presented annually to recognize an individual for outstanding civil rights advocacy. Mr. Lightner is a Raleigh native, a long-time community activist, and founder of the Raleigh King Committee.
The Wake County Civil Liberties Award, recognizing an organization or group for extraordinary contributions to advocacy or defense of civil liberties, will be presented to Advocates for Children's Services, Legal Aid. The ACS represents and assists students with learning disabilities to obtain or receive appropriate IEPs (Individualized Education Programs). It also seeks to discourage disproportionate treatment of children of color in the school system.
The guest speaker will be Ajamu Dillahunt. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Dillahunt was Senior Outreach Coordinator, Workers Rights Project, NC Justice Center. As a community educator, he utilized education as a way of creating democratic participation in the process of learning and planning for action to change conditions. He is a tireless advocate for working families in North Carolina. He has also served as President of the Raleigh Area Local of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), Director of Research and Education for the North Carolina Council of the APWU and a Labor Educator and Arbitration Advocate as well.