Screening of the award-winning film, February One, followed by a panel discussion on “Student Activism, Then and Now”.
Based largely on first-hand accounts and rare archival footage, February One documents one volatile winter in Greensboro that not only challenged public accommodation customs and laws in North Carolina but served as a blueprint for the wave of non-violent civil rights protests that swept across the South and the nation throughout the 1960s.
This event is co-sponsored by the Chapel Hill/Carrboro NAACP, The Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Carolina Black Caucus, Democratic Women Of Orange County, and Hillsborough Progressives Take Action.
Happy holidays Progressives! We bear tidings of joy – the Progressive Caucus of the NC Democratic Party lives! Thanks to all our members who came out to the meeting, and those who took the time to sign proxies. PDOC showed up in great numbers and started some important discussions and took on new leadership roles. Congratulations to Vicki Boyer, newly elected 3rd Vice President (messaging and PR), Felix Peng elected to the Judicial Board, and Kim Piracci (by acclamation!) is now Fundraising Chair.
We are now turning our sights to 2019! There is much work to be done at the state level and nationally and we have to think strategically about how to get organized and put our progressive policy solutions front and center. We will begin that discussion at our last General Body meeting of the year and would love your input and participation. Join us for holiday food and cheer with a side of planning and plotting!
Monthly Meeting:Wednesday, December 19, 6:30-8:30 pm Orange County Democratic Party, 209 Lloyd Street, Carrboro Holiday potluck and 2019 Brainstorming More details and RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/PDOCNC/
What to bring to the meeting:
Your top 3 issues you’d like to see PDOC working on 2019/2020
Your commitment to lead/work on those issues
Your ideas for how to amplify the Progressive agenda
Optional snack/beverage to share (finger food, please) (except for beverages!)
Non-perishable food item to be donated to Porch and IFC
Welcome and introductions (5 min)
2018 year in review (our accomplishments) (5 min)
Financial report (2 min)
Education Team report (5 min)
Issues Team planning (5 min)
Upcoming Events (3 min)
State Progressive Caucus (15 min)
New Business (5-10 min)
Where do we go from here- 2019-2020 Brainstorming and Strategy Session
Reminder: Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for 2019 health insurance under the Affordable Care Act
Representative Verla Insko will be our guest at our general meeting. As the current NC House Democrat with the longest tenure of services, she will serve as NC House Democratic Caucus Chair and is responsible for organization the caucus for the biennium. She will give us her thoughts on the path forward post-election and will also answer our questions.