July 2009

Thanks to Eugene for passing this along.  If you are planning on attending, here is some additional info:

>> A few things you should know before you arrive.
>> 1) All meetings and workshops will take place in the Miller-Morgan
>> building. If you are staying in a dorm room on campus, that will be in
>> the Benjamin Ruffin Residence Hall. You can locate both buildings on
>> the NCCU campus map at: http://www.nccu.edu/map/. For those staying in
>> the dorms, you will have pillow, towels, and linens provided.
>> 2) If you plan to drive to NCCU, there is parking available near
>> the residence hall and the Miller-Morgan building.
>> 3) If you are flying into Raleigh-Durham, be sure to plan your way
>> to campus. Details about public transit are on the NCGP website. For
>> those who can afford it, a cheaper taxi alternative is also listed on
>> their website, but reservations are required for this service.
>> (http://www.ncgreenparty.org/2009-ANM.html)
>> 4) If you purchased meals, tickets will be handed to you upon
>> registration. All meals will be buffet-style with vegan, vegetarian and
>> meat options. All meals will be served in the Pearson Dining Hall.
>> 5) We believe there will be wireless internet access throughout the
>> campus. We think it is $2 per person per day and will put out a
>> donation jar to cover costs.
>> Some programming notes:
>> We are really excited to announce that *Cynthia McKinney will be at the
>> Annual National Meeting*. A big thanks to the Black Caucus for
>> extending the invitation and finalizing the details. Cynthia will be
>> speaking on Saturday afternoon.
>> We just got word last Thursday that Jesse Johnson will be bringing a new
>> film on the coal industry and mountain top removal. The film has not
>> yet been released to the general public and has only be shown in limited
>> venues. We are trying to find a venue and time to show this on campus
>> Friday and will have details when you get there if we are able to work
>> it in.
>> Second, we will be holding a panel discussion on single-payer health
>> care Friday afternoon. This panel will be open to the public; Greens
>> have been publicizing the event locally so we can use this opportunity
>> to showcase Green values to a wider audience.
>> Saturday night we have a really special event lined up featuring music
>> and light refreshments. “An evening with the North Carolina Green
>> Party” will be held at the Marvel Event Center in Durham. Tickets are
>> $15 in advance and $17 at the door. Details are at:
>> http://www.ncgreenparty.org/2009-ANM%20GREEN%20EVENING.html
>> Finally, if you haven’t registered yet, we still want you to come!
>> Although there are no more dorm rooms available, you can find reasonable
>> rates at local hotels. You can also register on site for the meeting
>> itself for $160.
>> We are really excited for the meeting and we hope to see you soon!
>> Hillary Kane and Matthew Abel
>> ANMC Co-Chairs

Our July meeting will be Monday, July 6, 7pm at Earth Fare.  We’ll be in the cafe.

Lots to discuss – we’ll be finalizing plans for attending the Green Party Annual National Meeting in Durham on July 23-26.  If you are attending and need a ride, please let us know! More info can be found here.  We will also start making plans to have a presence at the Peace One Day event and the Green Fair, both coming up in September.


Really Really Free Market

Come one, come all to the Charleston Really Really Free Market!

What is the Really Really Free Market?  It is an opportunity to help yourself and help others for free and at the same time.  Bring any and all of that stuff you have sitting around (toys, furniture, knick-knacks, books, appliances, clothes, etc) that you don’t really need anymore and take home something you do.  It is a marketplace without money, where you are guaranteed to find something useful or interesting.  The RRFM has been going strong for nearly two years and will continue to go and grow.  We’d love to see you there!

When: July 4th at noon

Where: The King St/26 Underpass next to the Recovery Room

(And as always, free food!)


Check out the Green Party’s press release in response to Israel’s illegal seizure of the humanitarian aid ship Spirit if Humanity in International waters and the holding of 21 humanitarian activists, including Cynthia McKinney.  The Spirit of Humanity was enroute to Gaza carrying aid and supplies.

Also check out the Green Party’s awesome open letter to Bill Maher in response to his June 19 show and his call for a real progressive party choice.