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March 2017

Feel lucky, punk? The fatal attraction of firearms
by Julian Sereno

Firearms, beloved by their enthusiasts and despised by their detractors, have been part of America since the arrival of the European settlers. While gun culture goes back that far, it has never flourished as it does in this day and age, nor has it ever been so crazy and rife with paradox.

This flourishing has come about through the lobbying efforts of the National Rifle Association and the receptivity of Republicans, in Congress, state houses and now the White House.

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The Hispanic Liaison responds to community needs

During these challenging times for immigrant communities, The Hispanic Liaison is actively addressing the needs that local immigrants and leaders identified as their priorities -- information, education, direct services and advocacy.

The Siler City-based non-profit re-opened last summer with Ilana Dubester, the founding executive director, returning to lead the organization. She had served as director from 1995 until 2008. Read more...
El Vínculo Hispano responde a las necesidades de la comunidad

Durante estos momentos difíciles para la comunidad inmigrante, El Vínculo Hispano está activamente respondiendo a las necesidades prioritarias identificadas por la comunidad hispana y líderes de agencias – información, educación, atención al público y defensa de derechos.

La organización con sede en Siler City reabrió el verano del año pasado bajo el liderazgo de su fundadora, Ilana Dubester, quien fue la directora desde el 1995 hasta el 2008. Lee mas...


Communities In Schools of Chatham County Fundraiser

On Sunday, April 23, Communities In Schools of Chatham County will host our first annual Celebration of Educators fundraising event in downtown Siler City at the new Peppercorn Restaurant. This fundraising event will build sustaining support for youth in need throughout Chatham County and honor each of the 2017 Chatham County Teachers of the Year.

Festivities will begin in Siler City on the Downtown Rotary Stage at the NC Arts Incubator at 4 p.m.. Dinner will be served across the street from the stage at the beautiful Peppercorn Restaurant at 6 p.m..

Between 4 and 6 p.m., the event will feature live student performances on the Downtown Rotary Stage with student art displayed in the NC Arts Incubator and Courtyard Coffee & Soda Cafe. Music and Art will be presented from students representing the 17 schools of the Chatham County School District. The Mural Society of Siler City will give walking Tours of the unique Downtown Siler City Murals.

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Pecha Kucha call for presenters
Tuesday March 28, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Pittsboro Roadhouse, downtown PBO


Pecha Kucha is a storytelling event that brings community together to present and discuss new ideas, and challenge people to think differently about the environment, culture and each other.

Presenters each have 20 slides and 20 seconds per automatically timed slide to discuss. The pace is fun & exciting.

Have something you feel 6 minutes and 40 seconds worth of passion about? Email wow@theabundancefoundation.org with questions or to submit your request to present.

Autism Speaks hosts Community Meeting at Duke
A free program to provide information about Autism Speaks and the resources available

WHAT:
The goal of this Community Meeting is to provide information about Autism Speaks and the resources available through our programs and services. The Community Meeting will highlight:

  • Autism Speaks mission
  • Autism Speaks research, programs & services, and advocacy efforts
  • Autism Speaks free national and local resources

  • PLUS...a special guest presentation from Duke's Stephen Siecinski, PhD Candidate and 2016 Weatherstone Fellow, whose research is evaluating the use of intranasal oxytocin for individuals with autism; and Samuel Hubert, PhD Candidate and 2015 Weatherstone Fellow, whose research goals include a deeper understanding of autism subtypes that can guide the development of targeted treatments.

    Light refreshments will be provided.

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    6 p.m. Resource Fair
    6:30 p.m. Presentation

    WHERE:
    Duke University | Hock Plaza

    2424 Erwin Road
    Durham, NC 27705

    WHO:
    Keynote Speakers:


  • Stephen Siecinski – Duke University PhD Candidate and 2016 Autism Speaks Weatherstone Fellow
  • Samuel Hubert – Duke University PhD Candidate and 2015 Autism Speaks Weatherstone Fellow

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