CROWD Academies

[…] in-depth training sessions to educate community organizers on the redistricting process and potential voting rights violations following the 2020 census. Community Redistricting Organizations Working for Democracy ( CROWD) Academies will equip individuals and organizations with tools to monitor and engage with redistricting processes at every level of government, spot warning signs, and take action […]

CROWD Academy Fellows 2020-2022

The Southern Coalition for Social Justice is excited to support CROWD Academy graduates to serve as regional CROWD Academy Fellows for two years starting in the summer of 2020! Fellows will learn skills to support their community and partner organizations in their organizing efforts to monitor and intervene in the 2020-2022 redistricting cycle.

CROWD Academy

[…] in-depth training sessions to educate community organizers on the redistricting process and potential voting rights violations following the 2020 census. Community Redistricting Organizations Working for Democracy ( CROWD) Academies will equip individuals and organizations with tools to monitor and engage with redistricting processes at every level of government, spot warning signs, and take action […]

SCSJ Launches CROWD Academies To Protect Voting Rights of Communities of Color During Post-2020 Census Redistricting Process

[…] in-depth training sessions to educate community organizers on the redistricting process and potential voting rights violations following the 2020 census. Community Redistricting Organizations Working for Democracy ( CROWD) Academies will equip individuals and organizations with tools to monitor and engage with redistricting processes at every level of government, spot warning signs and take action […]

Suit Challenges Diversity Vote

[…] contends that the school board majority has stifled public participation by deliberately refusing to move recent board meetings to larger venues despite knowing there would be large crowds in attendance. This refusal violated the state's Open Public Meetings Law , the lawsuit says, so votes taken March 23 and Tuesday to ditch the diversity […]

SCSJ’s CROWD Academies Return in Time for Critical Post-2020 Census Redistricting Process

[…] educate community organizers on the redistricting process and advocating for fair maps for communities of color in 2021-2022 redistricting efforts. Community Redistricting Organizations Working for Democracy ( CROWD) Academies equip individuals and organizations with tools to monitor and engage with redistricting processes at every level of government, spot problematic developments and take action if […]

Lawsuit filed against Wake school board

[…] the ACLU of North Carolina, Southern Coalition for Social Justice, NC NAACP, UNC Center for Civil Rights, NC Justice Center and multiple private lawyers. Citing security and crowding concerns, the school district had required people to get tickets for a seat in the board room. The overflow crowd at the meeting stretched into the […]

Durham Marches for Fair Hiring Ordinance

[…] Department of Correction supervision are African American. Over twenty cities have already "Banned the Box," including San Francisco, Detroit, Boston, Memphis and most recently, Philadelphia. Among the crowd of supporters were elected officials and local activists who publicly lent their support to the passage of a fair hiring ordinance in Durham. Paul Luebke, NC […]

Expect landfill lawsuit, city told

[…] state “shall deny” a permit if it has a disproportionate impact on minority or low-income communities. Brook’s letter also argued that a White Street expansion could “ crowd out” business opportunities for the area. That possible economic impact — an issue that other Greensboro residents have raised — is something Young said is difficult […]

Rally to Bring Pedro Home!

[…] bring your friends! Don't miss this opportunity to support immigrant rights in the Triangle. Ricardo Correa, Immigrant Rights activist, Radio DJ and organizer for Durham Limpio will be present to energize the crowd with his words and music. To read more about the story of Pedro's detention, check out this site his family created.

The Revolution Will Be Mapped

[…] GIS than there are practitioners," says attorney Eric Schultheis, who coordinates The Race Equity Project for Legal Services of Northern California and counts himself among the GIS crowd. "You could probably count the number of people who are actually doing this work on both hands." But given the leaps that GIS technology and applications […]

Greensboro workshop focuses on cleaning up criminal records

This story was written by Amanda Lehmert and was originally published in the News & Record on Saturday, February 28, 2015. GREENSBORO-On a bitter cold Saturday in January, folks crowded the pews at the Beloved Community Center. There was a pregnant mom who was having trouble finding a landlord who would rent to her. There…