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As part of our commitment to creating a more just, fair, and compassionate North Carolina, we are dedicated to making CJJ events accessible and welcoming to all participants! These are some of the practices we employ to support this effort:

  • Live Captioning — Live captioning is available for all participants, which can be activated by clicking the CC button in the bottom of your screen. Participants can hide/show the captions and adjust their size in the settings button found in the caret to the left of the CC button. 
  • Visual Descriptions — The first time a person speaks, we invite them to provide a brief visual description of themself to enable full engagement from people who can’t see. Note: Descriptive accuracy is not a goal here. Please describe yourself as you want others to see you and with whatever information you want others to know about you.
  • Pace — We ask that all speakers speak slowly and that in our conversations we minimize crosstalk (i.e. not interrupting or talking over each other). Similarly, we encourage participants to use the chat feature lightly, as a tool to enhance or resonate with what is being shared.

If there are other things we can do to further support your participation, please email [email protected], and we will connect with you directly.

Please also take a moment to familiarize yourself with our Community Norms & Expectations (available here) in advance of any CJJ event. CJJ seeks to create a culture that models the just and liberated world we’re fighting for and minimizes the replication of oppressive systems, structures, behaviors, and dynamics. These guidelines aim to support us in enacting these values.

Finally, most CJJ events continue to happen virtually so as to support our individual and collective health and safety. For in-person events, please review our new in-person event guidelines before attending.

  • Saturday, December 03, 2022 at 04:30 PM
    5610 Birch Drive at the "Spot" in North Durham. Look for the dragon mailbox.

    Beloved Community Center Truth Justice and Reconciliation Durham/Chapel Hill Branch Meeting

    CJJ members have been invited to this community event by the Beloved Community Center. This event is not hosted by CJJ.

    What is the work of the TJR statewide commission and its proposed local chapters How does this initiative differ from and amplify the work I am already doing? 
    The task of the commission is to "create the necessary correctives to the growing falsehoods, injustices, conflicts, and violence in this country by affecting changes in policy and structures and individual thinking and behaviors that open the way to being in beloved community with one another."  

    Here are some reflection questions in preparation for our meeting:

    Who is already doing this work in our area that we need to reach out to? Who are other mentors, stakeholders and allies we should contact? How will we ensure that our TJR work intersects with and amplifies existing TJR work in our communities AND centers vision creation, abolition, and reparations? How will we create structures and processes that ensure those most directly impacted by systemic racism are at the helm?  

    How will we include youth and cultivate intergenerational multi-race, multi-gender, multi-class, multi-faith, cross cultural leadership and participation? How will we raise money to support organizers to lead this work? How will our branch provide support for white identified folks that do not have much experience with examining their own whiteness and racism?

    How can we disrupt, transcend, and reimagine systems and leaders and hold these systems accountable now?

    How will we integrate healing, ritual, story, and art into our work?

    For those of you who cannot attend in person, here is the zoom link.

  • Monday, December 05, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Dobbs: What's Religion Got to Do with It?

    CJJ members have been invited to this community event by the American Bar Association. This event is not hosted by CJJ.

    In the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the majority opinion found that, in light of the state's interest in fetal life as "potential life," and the absence of a clear basis in the Constitution for a right to abortion, state regulation in this area is limited only by "rational basis" analysis. For fifty years, abortion has been a hot point issue for contending political views, but until now relatively little attention has been given to the religious freedom implications of government associating itself with a particular view as to when life begins. Remarkably, in a term in which religious freedom and religious liberty was a theme of several cases, neither the majority opinion nor the dissent in Dobbs touched on those implications. Does state regulation of abortion that adopts a position associated with a particular religious view of when life begins impact the religious freedom of religious communities that have a different viewpoint on the beginning of life, particularly religious minority communities? What are the operative principles of determining when regulation that correlates with religious practice or belief (as much regulation, such as prohibitions on murder or theft, does) crosses the line to become a violation of religious freedom? Join us as we discuss abortion from a religious freedom perspective.


    - Ria Chakrabarty – Policy Director, Hindus for Human Rights

    - Adèle Keim – Senior Counsel, Becket Law

    - Rachel Laser – President and CEO, Americans United for Separation of Church and State

    - Asifa Quraishi-Landes – Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School

    - Rahmah A. Abdulaleem (Moderator) – Executive Director, KARAMAH; Vice Chair, Religious Freedom Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

    Click here to register for this panel event

  • Thursday, December 08, 2022 at 07:00 PM · 21 rsvps

    CJJ Reproductive Justice Team Meeting

    Join CJJ's bimonthly statewide working group meeting where we will share more education about the NC General Assembly, plan to hold legislative visits, and share information about accessing training on self-managed medical abortions.

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  • Friday, December 16, 2022 at 05:30 PM
    6079 Swepsonville-Saxapahaw Rd, Saxapahaw, NC 27340 US

    Rights of Nature/River Convening (Community Information Sessions

    CJJ members have been invited to this community event by 7 Directions of Service. This event is not hosted by CJJ.

    7 Directions of Service has been working on the Rights of Nature for the last year, building strategic relationships, holding workshops, meetings and educational forums to ready ourselves to advance Rights of Nature legislation for the Haw River in 2023. To achieve our goal, we will be working with several organizations, lawyers, NC General Assembly members, as well as community members who are passionate about protecting the Haw River.

    On Friday, December 16, we will host our first in-person Community Information Session in Saxapahaw, focusing on Alamance County. We invite ALL people who love and care for the Haw River to attend.

    You will gain:

    - Knowledge of Indigenous-led Rights of Nature Movement across Turtle Island

    - Understanding of the 2023 Rights for the Haw River Legislation

    - Highlights of our Strategy and Ways to Get Involved

    Learn more and register for this event here


  • Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 12:00 PM · 8 rsvps

    Maccabee the Change - Latkes and Action Hour

    Come celebrate a year of action hours with your fellow CJJniks -- this time, instead of bagels, we're pulling out the camp stove for a LATKE-based action hour!

    Join us on December 18th from noon to 3 at Duke Park!  We'll reflect on the year we had and the year to come, strategize about what sorts of actions we'd like to take in the Triangle, and obviously argue about sour cream vs. applesauce. 

    This action hour is going to be LIT like our menorahs. 

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  • Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 07:30 PM

    Liberating Jewish Philanthropy: The Torah of Giving

    CJJ members have been invited to this community event by the Jewish Liberation Fund. This event is not hosted by CJJ.

    Does American philanthropy live up to Jewish values? Join the Jewish Liberation Fund and Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, master storyteller, radical activist, and one of the first women to become a rabbi in Jewish history, to find out.

    Register for this event here