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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.

  • Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 07:00 PM

    CJJ Statewide Reproductive Justice Team Meeting

    Join CJJ's statewide working group meeting where we will share updates on the NC General Assembly, train on medication abortions and plan for future action.

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  • Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 06:00 PM
    Beth El Synagogue

    Resistance & Survival: A Jewish Partisan of the Parczew Forest

    CJJ members have been invited to this community event. This event is not hosted by CJJ.

    The annual Holocaust commemoration sponsored by the Jewish community of Durham/Chapel Hill takes place at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts St., Durham, 27701. The main speaker at this year’s memorial is Dr. John Wurzelmann of Chapel Hill. His talk, entitled Resistance & Survival: A Jewish Partisan of the Parczew Forest, centers on the remarkable life story of his late father, Ludwig Wurzelmann, who was born in 1926 in Warsaw. Ludwig Wurzelmann escaped Nazi captivity and fled into the woods, where he joined partisan fighters waging guerilla war against the mighty Wehrmacht.

    In addition, the 2023 commemoration will feature a candle-lighting ceremony as well as music by the Triangle Jewish Chorale and other local artists. Rabbi Daniel Greyber of Beth El Synagogue will chant El Male Rachamim and lead the Mourner’s Kaddish.

    Admission is free, and all are welcome. For more information, contact [email protected] or [email protected]

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 06:30 PM

    How the Court System Works: Hear from Local Judges

    CJJ members have been invited to this community event by The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties (LWVODC). This event is not hosted by CJJ.

    LWVODC invites the community to join us on Wednesday April 19, 2023, at 6:30 pm for an online discussion  "How the Court System Works:  Hear from Local Judges".  Hear first-hand from local judges about how the courts work, the kinds of cases they hear, how cases may have changed over the years, and more.

    Three distinguished guests will be joining us:

    • Judge Allen Baddour of the Chatham and Orange Counties’ Superior Court,
    • Judge Samantha Cabe of the Chatham and Orange Counties’ District Court and
    • Judge Shamieka Rhinehart of the Durham Superior Court.  

    The judges will discuss the basics of the court system, how cases come to them, how changing laws affect cases, obstacles to obtaining justice and what happens once a ruling is handed down.  This online event is free and open to the public.  Registration is required.

    Please register here to join us on Wednesday April 19th.

  • Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 07:00 PM

    Kesher Connection

    Please join us for our second Kesher Connection! 
    These monthly meetings will provide an online forum for you to learn about current justice issues and CJJ's impact. Connect with CJJ volunteers across our great State. 
    RSVP below. We hope to see you!
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  • Tuesday, May 02, 2023 at 09:00 AM

    Our Dollars, Our Future 2023

    CJJ members have been invited to this community event by the Budget and Tax Center. This event is not hosted by CJJ.

    Please join in Raleigh to call on lawmakers to create a transparent, equitable, and inclusive state budget process. We will meet downtown and then head to the General Assembly to deliver our message. There will also be time to gather for lunch and talk about how we fund the future we envision for North Carolina.

    RSVP today!

  • Tuesday, May 02, 2023 at 10:00 AM
    General Assembly in Raleigh

    Second Chance Lobby Day

    CJJ members have been invited to this community event by NC Second Chance Alliance. This event is not hosted by CJJ.

    Second Chance Lobby Day is a time for all who believe in second chances to come together to speak to our NC lawmakers about the criminal justice and reentry issues that are impacting our communities. We gather to collectively share our stories and speak to senators and representatives about changes that should be made to NC laws to remove barriers to productive citizenship for individuals with criminal records. 

    We believe that our communities are safer when all of us have access to the resources and opportunities needed to take care of ourselves and our loved ones.