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DCIA Assembly Lunch
Tues., Oct. 17
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Mt. Bethel Presbyterian
3541 Rose of Sharon Rd,
Clergy Anti-Racism Program
& Member Appreciation!
$7 Lunch

Events Calendar

For instructions on regularly posting your organization events to our calendar, or to have a single event announced, please e-mail dcia@dcia.org.


BUMP Musical Instrument Drive
Oct 16 – Dec 31 all-day

BUMP: The Triangle is conducting its first ever Drive to Collect Donated Musical Instruments – Ubuntoots! Musical instruments donated to Ubuntoots will benefit children enrolled in Ubuntu Music Academy. Ubuntoots runs from Oct 16 through Dec 31, 2017. All the info is available at their website: http://bumpthetriangle.org.

Help BUMP get unused and abandoned musical instruments out of basements, closets and attics, and into the hands of underserved children. Print, post and email the attached flyer to your lists. And share the word through newsletters, social media and cross-posting. BUMP is on Twitter, use #ubuntoots and on Facebook.

Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm

Do you love your city? Are you looking for ways to connect your faith with the place you live? The Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope is an opportunity to connect Durham’s story, your own story, and God’s story. Through a weekend of visiting important places and hearing the stories of leaders who have shaped the city, participants reckon with the challenges Durham has faced and witness the hope in our community. There are also discussion gatherings that meet beforehand and afterwards to help us see all of life as a pilgrim journey. The next weekend immersion is the afternoon of October 20 at 3pm through October 22 at 4pm. The registration deadline is Tuesday, October 3. This opportunity is sponsored by DurhamCares and the Duke Divinity School Center for Reconciliation. To register, and for more information, visit www.durhamcares.org/pilgrimage. If you have questions, contact Reynolds Chapman at rchapman@durhamcares.org, or 919-638-6062.

Real Vulnerability as a Tool for Social Change
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday, 10/20, 7:00 pm: Buddhist Lama Rod Owens on “Real Vulnerability as a Tool for Social Change,” Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Whitford Hall, 504 W. Chapel HIll St., Durham. So many of us are grieving and in deep mourning for the suffering that we are perceiving in the world as well in our own situations. We do not live in a society that is comfortable with our open grieving. Community based grieving is healing and transformative. When we combine community grieving with our deep aspirations to love, then we are able to better transform our grief into wisdom and joy. This is a radical vision of bringing our full selves into the complexity of living. Free and open to the public, with donations accepted for Lama Rod.

Love, Grief and Activism – A Radical Dharma Vision of Change and Vulnerability
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, October 21, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM – Buddhist Lama Rod Owens leads a workshop on “Love, Grief and Activism – A Radical Dharma Vision of Change and Vulnerability.” MDC Learning Center, 307 West Main Street, Durham.

So many of us are grieving and in deep mourning for the suffering that we are perceiving in the world as well as in our own situations. We do not live in a society that is comfortable with our open grieving. Community based grieving is healing and transformative. We combine community grieving with our deep aspirations to love. Registration is 100$, with other fee options available. Visit the following link for registration:


AIDS Walk and 5K Run
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The annual AIDS Walk and 5k Run will take place on October 21, 2017 in Raleigh’s beautiful 308 acre Dix Park. The event will take you through the park with some of the more iconic views of Downtown Raleigh. On October 21st at 9 am be ready to run or walk. All fitness levels welcome to participate individually or as a team. This event is designed for the whole family!

Register here: http://aidswalkand5krun.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=7976

Talking with Teens & Parents about Healthy Relationships
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Hosted by Durham Crisis Response Center

Coalition for Affordable Housing – Monthly Standing Meeting
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Coalition for Affordable Housing and Transit exists to advocate for affordable housing, access to transit, and economic equity in Durham, North Carolina.

WRAP Class @ Durham Wellness City
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The last WRAP [Wellness Recovery Action Plan] class of 2017 begins next month. The class will be on Tuesday evenings, from 5-7 p.m., starting on 10/17/17. With the winter weather and holidays coming up, what better time to focus on taking extra good care of yourself? WRAP is the perfect gift to give yourself!

Registration is not required, but we would appreciate it if you would call us so we know how many people to expect in the class [919-687-4041].

All of the classes at Durham Wellness City are free and open to any adult who is interested in having more wellness in their life. No insurance, no referral, no appointment needed. If you are over 18 and want to focus on taking good care of yourself, then please come by and see what we have to offer.

Many people (including family members, supporters, and providers) have found WRAP to be a useful tool both for their own wellness and for supporting the wellness of others in their lives. WRAP can be useful for anyone dealing with life’s challenges – from depression to substance abuse, from chronic pain to trauma, from diabetes to burn out, from asthma to bipolar disorder, from eating challenges to grief and loss. WRAP can be applied to whatever a person might be dealing with at the time.

For more information about WRAP, visit this link (http://mentalhealthrecovery.com/wrap-is/) or see the attached flyer.

Community Health Worker Basic Training Class @ Durham Tech main campus
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Durham Tech offering Community Health Worker Basic Training class beginning October 10 through December 5, from 6-9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the Durham Tech main campus. The purpose of this class is to provide basic training to anyone who is interested in working in their community to promote health. Students will discover the community resources available for their clients and neighbors (whoever they might be), understand their legal and ethical responsibilities in this role and learn basic teaching principles to utilize to enable their clients to live a healthier lifestyle. GREAT OPPORTUNITY for faith-communities to train leaders on providing culturally appropriate health education, information and outreach in community settings. Contact Pamela J. Krakow, RN, MSN, for more information at (919) 536-7222 ext. 4302 or Krakowp@durhamtech.edu

Community Luncheon Roundtable
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please join us for our October Community Luncheon Roundtable on Thursday, October 26 at noon in the fellowship hall of Shepherd’s House UMC (107 N. Driver Street; corner of Main and Driver). Lunch from CORE Catering is free, and all are welcome to break bread with us.

This month, we’ll hear an exciting progress report from the Coalition’s new restorative justice initiative. Since early 2017, Marcia Owen and an ad-hoc restorative justice committee have been setting the groundwork to apply restorative justice practices to cases within the Durham county criminal justice system. They’ll have news about new partnerships, volunteer training, initial cases, and much more. Come expecting a glimpse into new possibilities for repairing the harm of violence and broken relationship in our city.