The Light of Truth – October Virtual Series Honoring Ida B. Wells

Virtual/Zoom Zoom, Chapel Hill

More than a century after she began her journalistic work, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2020. To celebrate the life and work of of this pioneering Black journalist, advocate and educator, the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition (OCCRC), in partnership with others including Carolina K-12, is hosting a series of […]


Challenging Misconceptions of Slavery: The Life of Omar ibn Said

Virtual/Zoom Zoom, Chapel Hill

Omar ibn Said was born into a well-educated family around the year 1770 in Futa Toro, in contemporary Senegal. In his thirties he was kidnapped, enslaved, and transported to Charleston, South Carolina. He escaped from his first enslaver and was later imprisoned in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Jim Owen, brother to the governor of North Carolina, […]


Curriculum Workshop

Virtual (via Zoom) Virtual (via Zoom), Durham

Are you interested in learning about we are's anti-racist summer camp curriculum for young children? If yes, please join us for a new we are program this summer, the Curriculum Workshop. This training will be held virtually Wednesday November 4- Thursday, November 5th. The workshop begins at 8:30 AM each day and concludes at 4:00 […]


Exploring Next-Generation Education: A Conversation with NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green

Zoom Link emailed after registration, Raleigh

In this virtual conversation, Friday Institute Executive Director Dr. Hiller Spires speaks with North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green about the creation of Green’s soulful poem “Oh My Brother” and the accompanying multimedia presentation related to the murder of George Floyd and our country’s ongoing racial injustice. Additionally, Green will discuss the current moment […]


Facing Race: A National Conference

Raleigh Convention Center 500 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh

Facing Race: A National Conference is presented by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. A unique collaborative space for racial justice movement making, Facing Race is the largest multiracial, inter-generational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives and other leaders. Facing Race offers local community unprecedented access to information and resources on racial equity, includes […]