Recap: "Justice for All" Benefit Concert at the Haw River Ballroom

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Naeema Muhammad, co-director of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network.
Naeema Muhammad, co-director of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network, speaks about her experience working alongside the UNC Center for Civil Rights.

On Sunday, April 9th, the UNC Center for Civil Rights gathered with friends and colleagues for "Justice for All," a benefit concert hosted at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC.  Non-profit community outreach network Mighty Neighborly organized the concert in response to the UNC Board of Governors' ongoing effort to prohibit the Center for Civil Rights from engaging in any direct representation or advocacy on behalf of individuals, families or communities. 

Justice for All performers included Keny Roby, I Was Totally Destroying It, shirlette ammons, The Backsliders, Elizabeth Haddix and the Gurley Flynns, Pre-Raphaelites, Happy Abandon, Laurelyn Dossett, Molly McGinn, and Alice Gerrard.

Between musical performances, a number of speakers shared their support for the Center for Civil Rights.  Speakers included Senator Floyd McKissick, Senator Angela Bryant, Representative Graig Meyer, Professor Gene Nichol, North Carolina Environmental Justice Network co-director Naeema Muhammad, and the Center's managing attorney, Mark Dorosin.

Center staff thank the concert's performers, speakers, and organizers, as well as all who attended for their support.  Photos from the event are below.

Elizabeth Haddix and Naeema Muhammad.
Elizabeth Haddix, Center for Civil Rights Senior Staff Attorney, alongside Naeema Muhammad, co-director of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network.

Senator Angela Bryant
Senator Angela Bryant

Senator Floyd McKissick, Jr.
Senator Floyd McKissick, Jr.

Representative Graig Meyer
Representative Graig Meyer

Professor Gene Nichol
Professor Gene Nichol 

Mark Dorosin, Managing Attorney of the UNC Center for Civil Rights

Mark Dorosin, Managing Attorney of the UNC Center for Civil Rights

Posted by Brent J. Ducharme on Wed. April 12, 2017 10:24 AM
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