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Four Invitations from Congregations for Social Justice

1 - Raleigh Police Accountability Community Taskforce and Raleigh City Council - from Barbara Smalley-McMahan <>
At 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday night February 5, at 222 W Hargett St (City Hall) -- the Raleigh Police Accountability Community Taskforce, community members affected by police use-of-force, and organizational partners will urge Raleigh City Council to accept recommendations for increasing public safety via a community oversight board for ensuring racial justice in policing. This presentation comes following a critical recommendation from Raleigh’s Human Relations Commission that Raleigh advocate for an oversight board with investigatory, disciplinary, and subpoena powers. 

If you’d like to help open the hearts of our elected officials to the idea of meaningful justice for all races as a necessary means to public and police safety in Raleigh, please meet on the second floor of 222 W Hargett St. at 6:45 p.m.  PACT will be handing out red hearts for people to wear before going into the chambers to sit together as a group.

2 - Just a reminder - CSJ JustBeer - Thursday, January 31 - 5:00 PM  
High Park Bar and Grill, 625 E Whitaker Mill Road, 919-833-4527

3 - NCVAN "Meaningful Responses to Senseless Violence" workshops from Kristen Howe <> 
The North Carolina Victim Assistance Network (NCVAN) is actively seeking volunteers and interested community members to assist loved ones of murder victims.  Many people say they want to help after a murder occurs but don't know how or feel they are not equipped to do so.  To meet the needs of loved ones of murder victims and engage interested community members NCVAN has initiated the Homicide Advocacy Project (HAP).

The Homicide Advocacy Project is offering an introductory workshop for potential volunteers and interested community members the first week in February in Raleigh.  "Meaningful Responses to Senseless Violence 101: An Introduction to Assisting Loved Ones of Homicide Victims" is designed to help us better understand some of the basics of assisting members of our community after the murder of their loved one.  This session is a prerequisite for prospective volunteers before they attend more advanced training.  It is also helpful for members of the community who want to better understand this need.  

The workshop will be offered on Thursday February 7th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm and repeated on Saturday February 9th from 10:00am - 12:00pm.  To register please visit our Homicide Advocacy Project Volunteer Training Page:

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Adrienne Little.