Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Indy Week Vol. 34 Issue 5, Feb 2017
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The story of Felipe Molina Mendoza shows how capricious and arbitrary America’s immigration system can be. Mendoza came to North Carolina from Mexico as an undocumented immigrant, and is openly gay. Mendoza describes the immigration process and anxieties surrounding deportation.
Last spring, Durham’s Jacar Press published the anthology entitled, “Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky”. The book covers racial justice and police brutality in America, and contains contributions from a wide range of North Carolina writers.
The Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit project remains questionable due to funding. Under the current light-rail proposal, the federal government would be responsible for half of the project’s funding. U.S. Representative G.K. Butterfield is optimistic that the project will progress.
The inherently political nature of theater is exposed, with varying success, in The God Game and Zuccoti Park, two productions featured in Raleigh. The God Game debates an uncomfortable and paradoxical reality of present-day American politics. Zuccoti Park is a musical about the historic Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.
Moogfest, a music festival which takes place in Durham for the second time in mid-May, will feature a protest stage. The current volatile political climate made “Protest” an obvious theme choice for 2017. The festival is also working with local activists and social justice groups to give urgency to current issues and social change.