May 14, Predict I’ll see some of you tomorrow in Raleigh at the Bicentennial Mall at 2 pm for the kickoff of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, as they launch 40 Days of Nonviolent Direct Action in Raleigh and 29 other state capitals. There will be actions on six consecutive Mondays, each with a different theme, ending with a Mass Mobilization in Washington D.C. on Saturday, June 23rd. Much more information here. Here’s an article in NC Policy Watch by the NC Committee Co-chairs about the campaign.
Tuesday, May 15th, North Carolina Creation Care Network (NCCCN) Leadership Summit
10:00am to 5:00 pm, Union Presbyterian Seminary, 5141 Sharon Road, Charlotte, N.C. 28210
The first of many meetings, the main objective of this Leadership Summit is to discuss how we in N.C. can best join together to stop climate change. We know that change is only possible when we work together in a spirit of solidarity to protect God’s creation, Mother Earth. We are forming the N.C. Creation Care Network, so that we can organize a diverse and intersectional clean energy grassroots movement that has the power to succeed. RSVP at [email protected]. For more information contact Mac Legerton at 910-736-5573.
“Honoring Habitat” Spring Art Exhibit at the NC Botanical Gardens May 2 -June 30
NC Botanical Gardens, 100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Features a selection of original paintings by Nathalie Worthington that exude moments of wonder and delight in nature. Set against the backdrop of the rich and diverse habitat of the North Carolina Botanical Gardens, this show speaks to the complexity of our relationships with the natural spaces we inhabit with profound investigation. There will be a special reception on Sunday, May 20th at 2:30 pm, with Nathalie and Marvin Winstead, a landowner affected by the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Nathalie features Marvin’s farm in one of her paintings.
June 2, Tour D’Coop, 10 am to 4 pm in the Raleigh/Cary area
The Tour D’Coop is a one-day garden tour that seeks to educate visitors about keeping hens and delight them with garden ideas and inspiration. Open to adults and children, the tour showcases various hen houses and breeds. The wide variety of coop styles as well as the surrounding back yard gardens make the tour interesting for the whole family.