UPDATE! Durham County has already had great success with its flagship Cost of War campaign in the City of Durham. Due to this Durham Town Hall Meeting, in the Fall of 2011:
- The Durham City Council called upon the president and Congress “to bring these war dollars home to meet vital human needs, promote job creation, rebuild our infrastructure, aid municipal and state governments, and develop a new economy based upon renewable, sustainable energy and reduce the federal debt.” (Read full resolution here.)
- The Durham County Commissioners called “upon the United States Government and President Barack Obama to responsibly end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and bring our war dollars home”. (Read full resolution here.)
UPDATE! To read the full report and see what wonderful results we have had with the Durham Cost of War Campaign, please see the full report here and also get involved with the next phase of the campaign here.
Original Event Details:
As part of our “Bring the War Dollars Home: Fund our Communities,” show your support of this program by attending Durham’s Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, September 10th from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Ten years after the 9/11 attacks, the military budget has increased 67% but universities are forced to slash budgets and hike tuition, public servants are laid of, care for sick and elderly is reduced, and environmental protection is threatened.
Together We Can Unearth Possibilities for a More Peaceful World ~ Through Dance! Join Nia Black Belt Instructor Irena Brezenski in a program designed to connect our inner desires with a world in need. Nia is … • a sensory movement practice that leads to health, wellness & fitness • draws from the disciplines of martial arts, dance arts & healing arts. No need to be “in shape” or experienced dancing Nia, just be open to the moment. Location just up from the Farmer’s Market across from Man Bites Dog Theatre. Refreshments follow program. $15 Proceeds to benefit NC Peace Action For more information, call Irena at (919) 599-2355. Dance with us from 1 PM – 2:30 PM on May 21st !
Patanjali’s Yoga Place
700 Foster Street
Join us for Dinner on 7th August 2011 at 6-8 PM with Sanho Tree, Director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, speaking on “Drug Wars, Free Trade, and Immigration: Market Madness vs. Sustainable Traditions.” Proceeds supports Witness for Peace and NC Peace Action’s youth peacemaker awards to Latin America. $15 tickets in advance, $17 at the door, $10 students. Groups are encouraged to reserve a table for 8. Send checks made out to “Witness for Peace” to 916 Knight Drive, Durham, NC 27712. For more information, contact NC Peace Action’s Betsy Crites at (919) 381-5969 … or call Witness for Peace’s Lonna Harkrader at 919.489-1656.
Location: Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
4907 Garrett Road