Three Upcoming Events in April: Legislative Seminar, Action for Children NC, and “Nefarious” Screening

NC Council of Churches 2013 Legislative Seminar:  Thursday, Apr. 11, St. Mark’s Church.

St. Mark’s Church will be hosting this year’s legislative seminar for the NC Council of Churches.  This full day of workshops will be led by expert presenters, professors, and reverends.  Progressive people of faith will have the opportunity to learn about critical issues facing the General Assembly this session.  The workshops will cover a wide range of topics, including tax reform, immigration, voting rights, and public health.

The event will take place on April 11, from 8:30 AM-3:45 PM, at St. Mark’s Church in Raleigh (4801 Six Forks Road).  Grassroots activists working for social justice and all other interested people are encouraged to attend.  Click on this link for registration information.  If you are interested in attending, please submit your registration by April 5.


Child and Family Day:  Wednesday, Apr. 17, Halifax Mall, NC General Assembly.

This year, our lawmakers will make choices that affect critical resources for North Carolina’s children and families.  Action for Children North Carolina wants parents, children, pediatricians, educators, child care providers, and concerned citizens to join them for the 2013 Child and Family Day.  This event will take place on April 17 from 10 AM to noon at the Halifax Mall of the NC General Assembly (16 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC).

You can click on this link to register for the event.  Participants in the event will be able to support a rally and visit legislators in order to remind our leaders to invest in our children and invest in our state’s future!


Screening of “Nefarious:  Merchant of Souls”:  Friday, Apr. 26, Summit Church at Brier Creek.

Please join us at 7 PM Friday, April 26 for a screening of “Nefarious, Merchant of Souls” and a discussion with local nonprofit, law enforcement and counseling experts at The Summit Church in Durham (2335 Presidential Dr. Durham, North Carolina 27703).  There are an estimated 27 million people enslaved in the world today, an injustice that has been able to flourish because so many of us remain uneducated or feel unaffected by it.  The reality is that human trafficking exists everywhere in the world, and people in our own community are victims.  Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to learn about the realities of trafficking, and swap ideas with the experts about how we can respond and work towards a day when no individual is denied the freedom or dignity they deserve.

For questions about the event, please contact Lisa Shaeffer at  Hope to see you there!  You can also learn more about the documentary film at its official website,


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