Carolina Peace Center Founder Faisal R. Khan spoke at the Chapel Hill Town Hall on Friday, March 17, 2017. US Congressman David Price, NC Representative Graig Meyer, Erica Pertigrew Medical Director Orange County, Ansje Miller Eastern States, Susannah Tuttle Director of NC Interfaith Power & Light, Ames Simmons Director of Transgender Policy and Equality NC, Elena Ceberico Read and Feed and Ken Presting Lincoln Brigades Action Committee were among the speakers.
The speakers discussed a variety of issues from the national budget to gerrymandering and healthcare. Mr. Khan spoke about the challenges Muslim Americans are facing and the optimism of so many getting out and getting involved in activism and organizing. Senator Burr and Tillis did not show as expected. Organizers set up empty chairs with their portraits on them.