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Addressing Teen Violence

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”22133″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=”https://myfox8.com/2019/11/05/winston-salem-officials-to-address-teen-violence-in-city-after-murder-of-2-teens/?goal=0_fc3343e506-b362a5387e-&mc_cid=b362a5387e&mc_eid=%5BUNIQID%5D”][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]At the Winston-Salem Urban League, we’re always thinking of ways to keep our community safe. We know that investing in opportunities for teens not only improves their prospects for the future but helps to reduce teen violence.

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Black Philanthropy Initiative Grants $25,000 to Advance Racial Equity in Education

Black Philanthropy Initiative Grants $25,000 to Advance Racial Equity in Education

Black Philanthropy Initiative Grant Video
https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triad/news/2019/08/21/black-philanthropy-initiative-grants–25-000-to-advance-racial-equity-in-education-

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Foundation’s Black Philanthropy Initiative is granting thousands of dollars to schools and non-profits. Click here to view the video.

  • The goal is to improve the lives of African Americans in education and careers.
  • Winston-Salem Urban League was awarded $10,000 for the organization’s Black Philanthropy Month.
  • For the past nine years, the organization provided more than $190,000 in program grants to local nonprofits.

The goal is to improve the lives of African Americans in education and careers.

“It’s really important for us that we invest explicitly in the black community just because we see where there has been disinvestments,” said Andrea Hulighan, Director Strategic Initiatives for The Winston-Salem Foundation. “And so, we want to make sure that we’re being intentional in doing that.”

Winston-Salem Urban League was awarded $10,000 for the organization’s Black Philanthropy Month. That money will support small businesses and summer youth employment.

“We get small businesses that are owned by African-Americans come through our doors almost every day,” said James Perry, CEO of Winston-Salem Urban League. “And over and over again they say ‘look the biggest challenge is that we don’t have access to capital, we don’t have access to money.’ And so, when the Black Philanthropy Initiative says look we’re going to make five thousand dollars available through the Urban League or these small businesses to advance their selves and grow—it’s absolutely huge.”

Click here to learn more.

Action Steps: HB 490, 518 & 519

Action Steps: HB 490, 518 & 519

HB 490 & HB 518

SPEAK against HB 490 at the State and Local Government Committee hearing at the North Carolina State Capitol on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 10 am in hearing rooms 1228/1327 LB.

WRITE a letter to the editor of the Winston-Salem Journal and the Winston-Salem Chronicle. Visit www.journalnow.com and www.wschronicle.com.

CALL the bill authors, Representatives Lambeth and Conrad, and tell them to withdraw HB490 and HB518. Click here for sample phone scripts.

EMAIL the bill authors, Representatives Lambeth and Conrad, and appropriate legislative committee members and tell them you oppose HB490 and HB518. Click here for sample letters. Click here to Download contact information for the members of the House of Representatives K-12 Education Committee.

Representative Donny Lambeth:

Representative Debra Conrad

Resources:

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HB 519

SIGN the Color of Change petition calling for the withdrawal of HB 519. To do so, visit:  campaigns.organizefor.org/p/Winston-Salem.

WRITE a letter to the editor of the Winston-Salem Journal and the Winston-Salem Chronicle. Visit www.journalnow.com and www.wschronicle.com.

CALL/EMAIL the bill authors, Representatives Lambeth and Conrad, and tell them to withdraw HB519. Click here for sample emails.

Resources:

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Colors of Crisis Forum – Exploring Voter Disenfranchisement

Colors of Crisis Forum – Exploring Voter Disenfranchisement

The Colors of Crisis Forum will explore the warning signs of disenfranchisement in Forsyth County. In particular, the forum will tackle the following controversial, recently filed bills: HB 490, HB 518 and HB 519.

Revered Paul Ford of First Baptist Church will serve as forum moderator. Generally, questions will be submitted on note cards.

RSVP Now

This event is an opportunity for the community to organize and protect voting rights in African-American and Latino communities. 

Invited guests include:

  • Senator Paul Lowe
  • Representative Derwin Montgomery
  • Representative Evelyn Terry
  • Mayor Allen Joines 
  • All City Council Members
  • All County Commissioners
  • All School Board Members
  • All members of the NCAE

This event is sponsored by:

  • Action4Equity;
  • Democracy Now;
  • First Baptist Church on Highland Ave;
  • Forsyth County Democratic Party;
  • Minister’s Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity;
  • The NC Education Association;
  • The Winston-Salem Chapter of the NAACP; and
  • Winston-Salem Urban League.

Details: 

When: 7:00 pm, Mon, April 8, 2019

Where: First Baptist Church, 700 North Highland Avenue. Winston-Salem, NC 27101

RSVP Now

Here’s how YOU can push back against the effort to silence black voters in Winston-Salem.

Here’s how YOU can push back against the effort to silence black voters in Winston-Salem.

  1. Sign the Color of Change petition calling for the withdrawal of HB 519. Click here to sign-up!
  2. Email Representatives Lambeth and Conrad and tell them you oppose HB519. Click here to email Rep. LambethClick here to email Rep. Conrad.
  3. Attend our Colors of Crisis Forum on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 7 pm at First Baptist Church located at 700 Highland Ave. Click here to RSVP.
  4. Submit a letter to the editor of the Winston-Salem Journal and the Winston-Salem Chronicle. Click here for the Journal letter to the editor page. Click here for the Chronicle letter to the editor page.

Sign the HB 519 Petition

Want to learn more about HB519? Here are a few helpful links:

  1. A copy of HB519
  2. The Winston-Salem Journal’s 3/29/19 article about HB 519
  3. The Joint NAACP/Urban League news release calling for withdrawal of HB519.
  4. The Winston-Salem Journal’s 4/2/19 article about HB 519
  5. The WFDD 88.5 4/3/19 radio report on HB519
  6. The Winston-Salem Chronicle’s 4/4/19 article about HB 519.

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