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Friday, March 30, 2012

Recent study reveals violations in North Carolina migrant farmworker housing

Posted By on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 4:28 PM

A newly published research study conducted by the Center for Worker Health at Wake Forest University found violations in North Carolina migrant housing. The paper, published in the March edition of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, reveals several violations of the North Carolina Migrant Housing Act at the 183 labor camps that were inspected. It is the largest and most comprehensive study of farmworker housing in the southeastern United States. (Previous reports on N.C. labor camp conditions include A state of fear: Human rights abuses in North Carolina’s tobacco industry, produced by OxFam America and the Farmworker Labor Organizing...

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sixth annual Empty Bowls benefit for Urban Ministries

Posted By on Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 11:57 AM

The sixth annual Empty Bowls benefit for Urban Ministries of Durham is today from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Durham Armory. Eleven restaurants are providing soup for the event and soup contest, including Thrills from the Grill and Mad Hatter Cafe and Bakeshop. There will also be bread and donated desserts. This year, Empty Bowls' first after-party will take place at Fullsteam brewery, with area food trucks donating 10 percent of their profits. Ticket prices to the Armory are $15 for a meal only and $30 for a meal and handcrafted bowl. Children six and under eat free. UMD...

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