As usual, lots of events taking place this month! Nice to see some of you at the monthly inspiring Gathering tonight with Rev. Barber, Johnathan Wilson-Hartgrove, and others! Tonight’s program featured Fight for $15. Next month’s topic at the Gathering on October 1st will be ecological destruction.
The photos, videos, and stories have been heartbreaking about the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, flooding in Asia, and wildfires. Naomi Klein wrote this excellent article recently.

Sept. 4th Labor Day at 12 pm Join the Fight for $15 to Rally for Union Rights for ALL! Connecting unions, Fight for $15, climate justice and more! Bring signs! 
Durham, CCB Plaza at 201 Corcoran Street (where the Bull is located!), call Keith at 919-798-2585 for more info.

Greenville — 2301 N. Memorial Drive, call Rubye at 252-661-8396 for more info.
Sept. 5th to 19th The Fast To Support DEQ is a continuous, two week, water-only fast in front of NC Department of Environmental Quality offices at 217 W. Jones Street in Raleigh from September 5th to 19th. Its purpose is to communicate the moral seriousness of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline water quality permit decision and to call for its rejection by DEQ and the Cooper administration. Much more information here on how to join and support!
Sept. 9th, Clean Water for NC will host Preventing Harms to Eastern NC’s Water, Air, Communities and Environmental Justice Regional Summit from 1:30-5:30 pm at Wilson Community College. Jacqui Patterson, National NAACP Director of the Environmental & Climate Justice Program, will be one of the featured speakers. Registration here  and required by the 7th.  
Sept. 9, Nonviolent Direct Action Training9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Levine Center, Queens University of Charlotte, 2201 Wellesley Avenue, Charlotte
Join Greenpeace for a full day workshop on creative, nonviolent resistance. This training will introduce the basic concepts of nonviolent direct action and how to use creative resistance as a tool for change. RSVP here to reserve your spot. For more information, contact Nakisa Glover at [email protected].
Sept. 12, Dogwood Alliance’s Call-in Day of ActionCall Governor Cooper and ask him to revoke Enviva’s permit to build another wood pellet mill in Richmond County. More information here.  
Testimony Training: A Guide to Public Comments to prepare for rate hike hearing

Sept. 18, in Durham at Raise Up’s office, 6:30-8:00  (Don’t have the address and link yet, but write me for further info!)
Sept. 19, at Toxic Free NC office, 706 Hillsborough St. Suite A, Raleigh
 6:30 – 8 pm, RSVP here  

Sept. 23, The Countdown to Climate Change featuring Michael Mann, 2-4 pm, Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Rd, Charlotte, presented by NC Carolina Climate Change Solutions
The NC Council of Churches is sponsoring several events including:
Sanctuary Matters: Testimony and Best Practices

September 16 @ 9:00 am – September 17 @ 1:00 pm

Better Together NC: Orange County Resists Hate
September 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
More info here about these events and more.
Sept. 25, NC Utilities Commission public rate hike hearing
7 pm in Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh. Here’s a link from NCWARN with directions. Sign up to speak begins at 6 pm and press conference begins at 5:30. More details and talking points forthcoming!
Sept. 27, 5 pm, Bill McKibben, Climate Crisis/Climate Hope  Duke Divinity School’s Goodson Chapel 
The event is the first biannual Luce Lecture. Part of the Kenan Institute’s programmatic focus “Ethics & Environmental Policy,” it launches the Anthropocene Project, led by Norman Wirzba, a Senior Fellow at Kenan and Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Agrarian Studies, and Jedediah Purdy, the Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law.