CCDP Events

  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 8 rsvps
    Pittsboro Road House in Pittsboro, NC

    The System

    AD_Criminal_Justice_Quote_2.jpgThe Chatham County Democratic Party is excited to present a monthly series of movies on important issues.  We hope you will be able to join us on Tuesday July 25th for The System, an episode from the America Divided series, at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.  Entry is free.  The Road House menu will be available if you want to order dinner or a snack.  

    The System – Policing and Mass Incarceration Common returns to his hometown of Chicago – a city on fire in the aftermath of the brutal police killing of teenager Laquan McDonald. With thousands of people in the streets, Chicago has become the epicenter of national debates around police violence, racism and accountability. Working with community activists and whistleblowers, Common discovers a decades-long pattern of police corruption and sophisticated cover-ups that stretch all the way to the mayor’s office. But Common also finds reason for hope. An energized movement in the streets mounts unprecedented pressure for reform. It’s clear that the system is broken — is it finally time for a change?

    Doors open at 6 PM, screening at 6:30 PM. (approximately 60 minutes)

    Daniel Bowes, of the NC Justice Center, will join us for a discussion on the issues raised by this program.  Daniel joined the Justice Center as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in 2011. He advocates on behalf of individuals, families, and communities isolated from opportunities to prosper by the collateral consequences of criminal records. Daniel previously served as an Autry Fellow at MDC, Inc., and supervising attorney of Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Second Chance Employment and Housing Project. Having benefitted from his parents’ strength and dedication to moving beyond their youthful transgressions, Daniel proudly serves as vice-chair of Our Children’s Place, a nonprofit agency committed to the well-being of the 30,000 children in North Carolina with an incarcerated parent.

    CCDP supports CORA Food Pantry.  We will be collecting donations of food for CORA at each screening.   Here is a list of most needed items.

    Information on viewing these selections at home or having your own group showing is here.

  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 12:30 PM
    Pittsboro Road House in Pittsboro, NC

    Something in the water

    AD_Flint_Quote_2.jpgThe Chatham County Democratic Party is excited to present a monthly series of movies on important issues.  We hope you will be able to join us on Saturday, August 26th for Something in the Water, an episode from the America Divided series, at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.  Entry is free.  The Road House menu will be available if you want to order lunch or a snack.  

    While most people are aware of the basic contours of the Flint water story, America Divided goes deeper. Correspondent Rosario Dawson investigates how a government could poison its own citizens, what hidden forces may have been at work, and how specific policies unique to Michigan, led not only to the crisis in Flint but also damaged other poor, largely African American communities around the state.

    Doors open at 12:30, Movie at 12:45.  Run time approximately 60 minutes.

    CCDP supports CORA Food Pantry.  We will be collecting donations of food for CORA at each screening.   Here is a list of most needed items.

    Information on viewing these selections at home or having your own group showing is here.

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 09:00 AM · $5.00 USD · 3 rsvps

    2017 Unity Breakfast

    Unity Breakfast

    Every day the news gets more disturbing. Don’t be distracted! Join the Chatham County’s Democratic Party preparations for the 2018 election.  We will be prepared for the results of redistricting, possible amendments to the state constitution, and electing a democrat to the 6th Congressional seat.

    In addition to being a wonderful gathering of friends and supporters of the Chatham County Democratic Party, the Unity Breakfast is one of our fundraisers that provides financial resources to win elections.

    Join us for this inspiring event on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

    Chris FitzsimonThis year our keynote speaker is Chris Fitzsimon, the Founder and Director of NC Policy Watch – a progressive public policy think tank that is a special project of the N.C. Justice Center. Fitzsimon writes the daily Fitzsimon File, delivers a daily radio commentary that is broadcast statewide on the North Carolina News Network, and hosts News and Views, a weekly radio news magazine that also airs on the network stations. He is recognized as North Carolina’s leading progressive media personality. Chris is a veteran journalist and nonprofit leader whose presentations are always stimulating.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear his insights into the current political climate.

    Our venue is Chatham’s new Agriculture & Conference Center.  Doors open at 9 am.  Mingle with other guests and enjoy breakfast from the buffet.  Our program will begin at 10 am.

    Event Sponsorship Opportunities

    Table Sponsor - $700   You will have a reserved, named table for 10 and credit in our program.

    Roosevelt Patron - $400   Four tickets and credit in our program.

    Kennedy Patron - $200   Two tickets and credit in our program.

    Carter Patron - $100   One ticket and credit in our program.

     

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Pittsboro Road House

    Class Divide

    AD_Education_Quote_2.jpgThe Chatham County Democratic Party is excited to present a monthly series of movies on important issues.  We hope you will be able to join us on Tuesday September 26th for The Class Divide, an episode from the America Divided series, at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.  Entry is free.  The Road House menu will be available if you want to order dinner or a snack.  

    The Class Divide – the Battle to Fix Inequality in Education  Jesse Williams journeys to the Gulf Coast town of St. Petersburg, Florida, once known for its beaches and pleasant weather, but now notorious for being the unlikely epicenter of the student achievement gap and school-to- prison pipeline. Williams investigates how resegregation has led to a massive educational and criminal justice divide for the students — and witnesses the community’s efforts to confront the school system and heal the divide.

     

    Doors open at 6 PM, screening at 6:30 PM. (approximately 50 minutes)

    CCDP supports CORA Food Pantry.  We will be collecting donations of food for CORA at each screening.   Here is a list of most needed items.

    Information on viewing these selections at home or having your own group showing is here.

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 12:30 PM
    Pittsboro Road House in Pittsboro, NC

    Inequality for All

    inequalityforall.pngThe Chatham County Democratic Party is excited to present a monthly series of movies on important issues.  We hope you will be able to join us on Saturday, October 21st   for Inequality for All at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.  Entry is free.  The Road House menu will be available if you want to order lunch or a snack.  

    Inequality for All is a 2013 documentary film directed by Jacob Kornbluth. The film examines widening income inequality in the United States. The film is presented by American economist, author and professor Robert Reich, and is based on his 2010 book Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future. The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in the Documentary Competition section, and won a U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking.

    Reich distills the story through the lens of widening income inequality—currently at historic highs—and explores what effects this increasing gap has not only on the U.S. economy but also American democracy itself. At the heart of the film is a simple question: What is a good society and what role does the widening income gap play in the deterioration of the nation's economic health?

     

    "We make the rules of the economy – and we have the power to change those rules." – Robert Reich
    We need to approach the problem of widening income inequality from 6 different directions. The trick is to understand how they all fit together while choosing manageable actions that make sense to who you are. We may not be able to do everything at once but think of each action you take as an incremental step towards the structural change our economy needs. To get started, tell us who you are or select an issue that matters to you below.

    Doors open at 12:30, Movie at 12:45.  Run time 90 minutes.

    CCDP supports CORA Food Pantry.  We will be collecting donations of food for CORA at each screening.   Here is a list of most needed items.

    Information on viewing these selections at home or having your own group showing is here.

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    Pittsboro Road House in Pittsboro, NC

    13th

    The Chatham County Democratic Party is excited to present a monthly series of movies on important issues.  We hope you will be able to join us on Tuesday November 14th for 13th, at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.  Entry is free.  The Road House menu will be available if you want to order dinner or a snack.

    Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-Nominated documentary, 13th, is a provocative examination of how systemic racism impacts the justice system.

    America has more people behind bars per capita than any other country on Earth. And a disproportionate number of those inmates are African American. 13th argues mass incarceration is simply slavery by another name. We now have more African Americans under criminal supervision than all the slaves back in the 1850s. Mass incarceration as modern day slavery. The documentary explores the impact of decades of law and order politics and a prison industry that director Ava DuVernay says profits off punishment. Slavery, reconstruction, Jim C crow, the drug wars, the Reagan years, the Nixon years, the Clinton years and then the prison boom and how it mushroomed.

    poster-1.jpg “Powerful, infuriating... Ava DuVernay’s documentary ‘13TH' will get your blood boiling… Electrifying.”

    --THE NEW YORK TIMES

     “Smart and powerful. As put together by DuVernay’s longtime editor, Spencer Averick, everything in ‘13TH’ illuminates what is convincingly presented as a sad and tragic story that we are still living today.”

    Kenneth Turan | LOS ANGELES TIMES

     “DuVernay creates a cogent, compelling argument in ‘13TH,’ which balances attractively filmed talking-head interviews with alternately heartbreaking and infuriating archival footage.”

    Ann Hornaday | THE WASHINGTON POST

     “Incendiary, indelible and indispensable.”

    Peter Travers | ROLLING STONE

     “’13TH' is probably the most important film you’ll ever see. DuVernay’s film is downright incredible.”

    Clayton Davis | AWARDS CIRCUIT

    Doors open at 6 PM, screening at 6:30 PM. (approximately 100 minutes.)

    CCDP supports CORA Food Pantry.  We will be collecting donations of food for CORA at each screening.   Here is a list of most needed items.

    Information on viewing these selections at home or having your own group showing is here.

  • Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 12:30 PM
    Pittsboro Road House in Pittsboro, NC

    The Epidemic

    AD_Opiate_Crisis_Quote_1.jpgThe Chatham County Democratic Party is excited to present a monthly series of movies on important issues.  We hope you will be able to join us on Saturday, January 27th for The Epidemic, an episode from the America Divided series, at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.  Entry is free.  The Road House menu will be available if you want to order lunch or a snack.  

    The Epidemic – Addiction and Deindustrialization  In the 21st century, we have seen the withering of middle-class life in America. Manufacturing, which once held out the promise of a middle-class life for those with a high school education, has shed five million jobs since 2000. Now, as Americans grapple with the growing inequality, something startling is happening to working class white America: an epidemic of suicide and drug and alcohol-related deaths across the heartland. Since 1999, this epidemic has resulted in nearly half a million early deaths — a figure comparable to all the lives lost to AIDS in the US. In “The Epidemic,” Peter Sarsgaard — whose own family has battled with drug addiction — travels to Dayton, Ohio, to investigate how the city, once the very definition of industrial invention and middle-class America, has become the epicenter of an epidemic and a symbol of our age of inequality.

    Doors open at 12:30, Movie at 12:45.  Run time approximately 60 minutes.

    CCDP supports CORA Food Pantry.  We will be collecting donations of food for CORA at each screening.   Here is a list of most needed items.

    Information on viewing these selections at home or having your own group showing is here.

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