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In protest of recent legislative changes, Moral Mondays were instituted as days of demonstrations and protests to stand up against the immoral treatment of various groups and populations.
Students have oftentimes been at the forefront of challenging societal values. In North Carolina, college students instituted protests for civil rights, the Vietnam war, and free speech.
At this nonprofit organization, those otherwise classified as living on the fringes of society can find themselves treated as part of the community. Services offered by BeLoved to help generate this perception include assistance with completing job applications; transitional housing for vulnerable populations; food access; children’s enrichment programs; supporting the Rise Up Studio artists collective; and collaborating in homeless rights projects and campaigns.
Exercising an ability to be assertive, girls in grades three through eighth can learn from GOTR coaches and this non-profit organization. During ten weeks’ practice for the twice a year, end of season 5Ks, girls engage in age appropriate exercises and discussions about becoming a stand-byer, to help curb bullying on and off the track.
Summer camp has been redefined in the North Carolina towns of Asheville, Greensboro, and Durham through Queer Oriented Radical Days of Summer. A response to the Same Sex Marriage Amendment passed in 2012, offers a place for creative expression and community building for queer and trans youth. Activities include Safe Sex and Consent and music lessons, as well as traditional summer camp activities like canoeing and nature walks.