Kick-started

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The Food Justice Fellows are thrilled to announce that their Kickstarter campaign reached 100% funding on Wednesday evening. Don’t fear – we’re still accepting donations for the project! We can’t wait to save you a place at the table.

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(above, from left to right): Della, Joe, Aleck, Monica, and Jasmine getting things done in the Jackson Center, giving moral support, and having a planning session for May Day. (below-left): Chelsea and Jasmine sharing a moment after not seeing each … Continued

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“Daily Tar Heels staffers Mickey Blackwell and Wayne King, at far right, observe the sit-in that paralyzes Franklin Street on February 8, 1964.” –Courage in the Moment: The Civil Rights Struggle, 1961-1964, Photographs by Jim Wallace, Text by Paul Dickson. Jim … Continued

Development Goals

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We are very committed to processes that engage all residents in issues of development. Recently, the town council approved the creation of Shortbread Lofts. Shortbread will be a new development on Rosemary St, right alongside Northside. Standing at seven stories … Continued

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tumblr_m176v8PDJ21rrdbc9o1 Nothing Without Our History Esphur Foster, Interviewed by Hudson Vaughan Hello followers!  My name is Joe, and I work at the Marian Cheek Jackson Center.  We are a center for oral history and advocacy for a safe and friendly … Continued

Kickstarter Update

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“As a child we raised most of our vegetables. My father had a huge garden. We had a cow and chickens and of course we had chores too.” – Interview excerpt  Hello Friends and Supporters! We are very humbled and … Continued

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We are so excited to be on TUMBLR. To show this, we thought we’d share a photo of Hudson, an associate director, and Amanda, a friend of the center, compete against children in the donut eating contest from Fun on … Continued