Strike for $15 & Dance Parties Kick off Solidarity September

Welcome New DSC Board Members!
Sept 4: NC Stands with the Fight for $15, Fast Food Workers Go on Strike!
Sept 5: Ding Dong Art Pope is Gone! DANCE PARTY @ the Pinhook!
Sept 5-6: Durham Blues Festival @ the Hayti!

Welcome New Durham Solidarity Center Board Members

This summer has been a busy one. The Durham Solidarity Center co-working space been bustling with meetings: from the newly forming Triangle Anti-War Committee to hosting community-led responses to the killing of Michael Brown.  DSC has been providing space and support to organizing, because from Gaza to Durham to Ferguson, black and brown lives matter!

This month we also welcomed two new amazing board members!

Felicia Arriaga –  Hailing from Hendersonville, NC, Felicia is an organizer with the Adalante Coalition, working for tuition equity for undocumented students, and has experience working in solidarity with farm worker struggles.  She is a current PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Duke University.

D’atra (DeeDee) Jackson – DeeDee moved back to North Carolina in January from Florida where she graduated from Florida International University and where she was a key organizer with the Dream Defenders.  She is now the state-wide coordinator for the NC Student Power Union!

We are very excited to welcome these two new members to the board!

Upcoming Events

Sept 4: NC Stands with the Fight for $15, Fast Food Workers Go on Strike!

GATHER AT 11:30AM AT THE DURHAM FARMERS MARKET: Join fast food workers from across North Carolina for a rally on September 4th as we build our movement for a better future for our families and all workers across the South and the nation. We believe that we will win!


SEPT 5: Ding Dong Art Pope Is Gone – Dance Party
Where: The Pinhook (Downtown Durham) | Sliding scale $2-$20
When: Doors open at 7:00p; dance party til 2a
Why: For the past 2 years, we have exposed the Pope/Koch agenda.  We are clear that Art Pope is simply moving back into the shadows where he’s been puppet-mastering lobbyists and paid-off elected officials for decades. Our work is far from over. Party planners will donate all proceeds raised toward efforts to undo his dastardly deeds of the past two years. Donations will support members of the Southern Vision Alliance: NC Student Power Union, Ignite NC, Youth Organizing Institute.

SEPT 5-6:  27th Annual Bull Durham Blues Festival
Day 1: Friday, September 5th at St. Joseph’s Historic Theatre
Doors open at 5 PM & the show starts at 6 PM 
Advance Tickets: $35 | Same-Day Tickets: $40

A Spectacular Lineup:
-The Campbell Brothers
-Phil Cook
-John Dee Holeman
-The Rousters

Day 2: Saturday, September 6th at Historic Durham Athletic Park
Gates open at 5 PM & the show starts at 6 PM
Advance Tickets: $45 | Same-Day Tickets: $50

Another Spectacular Lineup:
-Kermit Ruffins
-Shemekia Copeland
-Grady Champion
-The Ori Naftaly Band
-The Calvin Edwards Trio
-The Red Dirt Revelators
-Rick Tobey

New board members: D’Atra (left) & Felicia (right)