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Inequality for allThe N.C. Justice Center will be hosting two free screenings of Inequality for All, a new documentary addressing widening income inequality in the United States presented by American economist and former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.

Here are the details: 

Saturday, October 19, 2013
  Two showings!
2:30 and 7:10
Colony Theater
5438 Six Forks Road, Raleigh
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Defenders of Justice 2013Whether it’s the current environment in Raleigh or something else in the air, it looks like there will be a BIG crowd at next Thursday’s 15th Annual Defenders of Justice event.  

The Defenders of Justice Awards, of course, are presented each year by the N.C. Justice Center to honor individuals or organizations in North Carolina who are making significant contributions in the following areas or work:  Litigation; Research and Policy Development; Public Policy Advocacy and Grassroots Empowerment/Community Capacity Building. 

Ths year’s event will take place next Thursday May 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Carolina Club at UNC Chapel Hill’s George Watts Hill Alumni Center.

Tickets are going fast so don’t get shut out. REGISTER AND PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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An op-ed by John Levi, chair of the Board of Directors of the national Legal Services Corporation, is highlighted in today’s edition of Raleigh’s News & Observer.  In it, Levi makes plain just how dire the situation has become for the nation’s legal aid community as it struggles to cope with the combination of funding cuts and the crushing demand that has resulted from the country’s rising poverty.

As he notes: Read More