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for Indy Week Vol. 33 Issue 37, Sept 2016
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In October, Reframing Food will be on exhibit at the Carrack Modern Art in Durham. The exhibit features photography by members of the Food Youth Initiative, a network of four groups across North Carolina working toward food justice in their communities. Their work intimately portrays a powerful personal perspective uncommon in the mainstream food world.
Orange and other North Carolina counties are increasingly debating who’s a farmer, and who deserves the privileges afforded to farmers. Some farms occasionally serve as wedding or party venues. Opposition to such farms claim they commodify the farming community and threaten to destroy its centuries-old way of life.
Vicki Ismail, a Raleigh restauranteur hopes to empower the disadvantaged with Carroll’s Kitchen. The new nonprofit will provide jobs and skills to women in need, and the people behind it hope to spark a movement.
After a federal court struck down North Carolina’s voter identification law, state Republicans have been trying to circumvent the decision by limiting early voting as much as possible. Under state law, county election plans need unanimous approval in order to be final.
This year a new daylong festival, Varipop, will take place in the courtyard of SPECTRE Arts in Durham. The festival will feature local jazz musicians and artists, aiming for more of a community block party rather than a corporate operation.