Vigil for Victims of Santa Fe Shooting

Raleigh, NC | Community members gathered Wednesday for a candlelight vigil, prayers, die-in, and Chinese lantern send-off for each one of the victims of the #SantaFeShooting. A gathering to remember the victims of Sante Fe and all other acts of gun violence. The event was organized in collaboration with the Carolina Peace Center, March for Our Lives, Triangle Daily Call to Action, and Students Demand Action. Let the pictures speak for themselves:         

Moral Monday Poor People’s Campaign

Carolina Peace Center supports nonviolent, peaceful struggle for the rights of marginalized communities. Honored today to stand by Rev. Barber in Moral Monday Poor People’s Campaign.

Customs and Border Patrol Accused of Severe Abuse

We are deeply troubled with reports of immigrant children being abused by the US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP). The reports show evidence of CBP holding migrant children in excess of the 72-hour maximum period permitted by law, as well as officials’ efforts to deport children without due process and via coercion. Examples of the documented alleged abuses by CBP against children include: Punched a child’s head three times Kicked a child in the ribs Used a stun gun on a boy, causing him to fall to the ground, shaking, with his eyes rolling back in his head Ran over a 17-year-old with a patrol vehicle and then punched him several times Verbally abused detained children, calling them dogs and “other ugly...

The Democratic Party & the Future

Faisal Khan spoke at the Democratic Party town hall this evening in Dare County, Outer Banks, addressing the challenges in the party and strategies moving forward. He was also asked to talk about Carolina Peace Center and the work we do. Carolina Peace Center works to cultivate justice and peace across diverse social and political groups by building grassroots networks to educate and advocate for systemic change. Mr. Khan covered a number of issues, such as economic injustice, rising poverty, high tuition, stagnation inwages, corporate domination, institutionalized racism, hate and bigotry. He discussed how the party is out of touch with working class and minorities. A new set of strategies and an optical change are needed. It is time for young...

Khan to join ACLU-NC’s Board of Directors

Carolina Peace Center is delighted to announce that Faisal Khan has been elected to a three-year term on the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina’s Board of Directors. His aim is to represent his community of all religions, secular, color, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender, and background. We are grateful to all who voted for him and trust in his social justice activism and organizing.

On Justice in Islam and Being Muslim American

Faisal Khan of Carolina Peace Center spoke at an event Saturday afternoon by invitation of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Outer Banks. He spoke to what Islam says about justice, and he discussed his personal experience living as a Muslim in America.     His talk included the emphasis Islam puts on justice from a theological point of view and Prophet Muhammad's (Peace be upon him) sayings on working towards justice and peace. Khan also focused on the rise of Islamophobia and how people are being falsely conditioned by various entities to look at Islam and Muslims in a negative context. He shared his experience growing up in the US as a Muslim and how his faith expects him...

Outer Banks Organizing

Dare County | Carolina Peace Center is delighted to announce that Faisal Khan has been invited to an Outer Banks (Eastern shores of North Carolina) meeting of people who are politically active and interested to learn more about community organizing and political engagement. His invitation is to teach just that.     Wonderful hospitality from people here who have been sensitive to his fasting and supportive in making sure that his stay is comfortable and convenient. On Saturday he met community activists to discuss on strategies how to better organize groups and how to go about on effective advocacy strategies. In between he went to the beach holding hands with members of the community to protest ocean drilling. Great to...

North Carolina Teachers Rally

Great turnout of teachers, students, parents and activists to support and show solidarity to our NC teachers and education in Releigh. Carolina Peace Center supports for a better pay for our teachers and more funding for a quality education. North Carolina ranks 37th in teachers pay in the U.S. and $9,600 below the national average. According to the NEA report, the average teacher salary in North Carolina has risen 5 percent since 2009 but, when adjusted for inflation, the amount has dropped 9.4 percent.     Our teachers and education is a national priority and necessary legislative actions are needed to improve our education system and teachers pay. Keep lobbying and keep working with advocacy groups and legislators for our...

URGENT Call to Action: Tennessee Sanctuary City Bill

Tennessee #HB2315 is a mass deportation bill. It would force local law enforcement to comply with ICE. It would violate both the federal and TN constitutions. Please call Governor Haslam of Tennessee to VETO HB2315. He has until May 22 to veto the bill. Please call: (615) 741-2001 and ask the Governor to veto this unconstitutional bill. On April 25 House Bill 2315 and companion Senate Bill 2332 passed 64-to-23 in the House of Representatives and 27-to-5 in Senate. If this bill becomes law, it could have serious implications for public safety and future economic opportunities for the state. Here’s what it does: Prevents cities and counties from enacting sanctuary city policies to protect undocumented immigrants from detention by federal officials Would...