Nov
23
Sat
Global Holiday Festival and Market @ Moore Square, Downtown Raleigh
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Global Holiday Festival and Market @ Moore Square, Downtown Raleigh

Join dozens of ethnic communities at the Global Holiday Festival and Market to celebrate and honor holidays and traditions from around the world. Sample traditional dishes, view free dance and music shows, engage with cultural groups, and shop for holiday gifts at the marketplace. Come celebrate the unique diversity of the Triangle area and enjoy the wintertime festivities!

Dec
6
Fri
Winter Wonderland Gala @ Brier Creek Country Club
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 7 @ 12:00 am
Dec
7
Sat
Holidays Around the World @ Raleigh Union Station
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holidays Around the World @ Raleigh Union Station

Join us for a free celebration of the holidays inspired by the international communities in NC. Santa, Dance, Music, Desserts, Bazaars, Crafts, Beer, Wine from around the world…

Bring your kids and have fun!

Dec
14
Sat
Annual Year-End Mochitsuki @ NC Japan Center
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

There will be Mochi pounding for the kids, and Mochi with your favorite toppings, as well as hot Japanese soups to enjoy on a cold day with good friends.

We will also have a Taiko Workshop and a special performance by the Triangle Chorus Club.

Admission is FREE. Online registration is required so that we know how many people to expect.

You can also indicate on your registration whether you would like to volunteer at the event – we need help running these events and it’s fun to help out!

If you do indicate an interest in volunteering on the registration, our event volunteer coordinator will get in touch with you.

Register Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJouV-8Zx6BZBi0Dnt3votmtOLH3RRy_5pRZawlUqIz2wDkQ/viewform

Dec
22
Sun
2019 Happy Hanukkah 8K – Eight Crazy Nights @ Raleigh, NC - Anywhere
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm

Happy Hanukkah 8K – Eight Crazy Nights!

*THIS IS A VIRTUAL RACE!

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RACE? A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. And your medal will be shipped directly to you. Complete a virtual 5K, 10K, half marathon and more!

Did you know that Hanukkah takes place December 22-30th in 2019? We are excited to celebrate with our first annual Happy Hanukkah 8K – Eight Crazy Nights! Take part in the Festival of Lights! December is also Universal Human Rights day and we will be donating 15% of each registration to the Human Rights Initiative, which provides legal and support services to refugees and immigrants who have suffered human rights abuses. They also advocate for justice and promote international human rights for all.

*For a limited time order an official t-shirt and/or hoodie HERE.

WhatThis is an 8K virtual race to celebrate Hanukkah. You can complete 1 kilometer for each night of Hanukkah. You can complete them all at once, or do them 1 kilometer at a time. Even better, complete 1K on each day of Hanukkah.

When: Complete your race any time in December!

*Medals and bibs will begin shipping at the end of November, and after that will ship within 2 to 5 days of signing up

Where: You choose the course and you time yourself (you’ll report your finishing time to us).

Why: Because we love Hanukkah!

Cost: The price is $20 and that includes your medal, bib, and shipping. Plus, at least 15% of every entry will be donated to the Human Rights Initiative. *We are in no way affiliated with this charity, we like to choose a different charity for each of our races and are happy to raise funds for them.

Dec
28
Sat
Jalloh’s Upright Services Presents: International Taste Of The World Gala @ Canterbury School
Dec 28 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jalloh's Upright Services Presents: International Taste Of The World Gala @ Canterbury School

Jalloh’s Upright Services Presents: The International Taste Of The World Gala Fundraising event with International Fashion.

International Gala presenting designs, food, music, and live cultural performances from around the globe.

Exclusive red carpet, black-tie event & upscale dress code.

Jan
1
Wed
Kwanzaa Fest 2020 @ Durham Armory
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm
Kwanzaa Fest 2020 @ Durham Armory

The African American Dance Ensemble presents the 35th Kwanzaa Fest.  Stop by this festival to see performances and celebrate Kwanzaa with the community!

Jan
10
Fri
Fanm d’Ayiti: Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet @ Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall
Jan 10 @ 8:00 pm
Fanm d'Ayiti: Nathalie Joachim with Spektral Quartet @ Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall

Nathalie Joachim is joined by the Spektral Quartet in this performance that celebrates women in Haitian music.  Joachim utilizes her Haitian heritage to create a special and personal performance.

Jan
23
Thu
Racial Equity Cohort Learning Series #2 – Foundations in Internalized Racism @ ReCity Network
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Racial Equity Cohort Learning Series #2 - Foundations in Internalized Racism @ ReCity Network

Our Foundations in Racial Equity workshop is focused on building social, political, historical and economic context around the construction of race, and help participants build a systemic, institutional and cultural analysis of racialized outcomes, all through the lens of our own racial identities, experiences, and encounters. This introductory workshop is a strongly recommended prerequisite for our other workshops.

Our Foundations in Internalized Racism workshop pushes participants to examine their own socialization and the unconscious norms, assumptions, and biases that have been ingrained in us, that perpetuate racism and uphold the system has it was designed. We will interrogate our own lived experiences and identities, build community and devise strategies for deconstructing Internalized Racial Superiority and Internalized Racial Oppression through racial identity caucusing, all while building our capacity to work towards racial equity in the spaces we occupy.

Our Decentering White Supremacy Culture workshop focuses on naming, interrogating, and challenging white supremacy as a socio-political system of domination that, while rendered invisible, controls all facets of what is deemed “normal” and “correct” in our society and in our workplaces, more specifically. Using a racial equity lens developed in sessions 1 & 2, we will define the attributes of whites supremacy culture, identify our roles as perpetrators/co-conspirators in upholding white supremacy culture as the “norm” in our environments, and begin developing strategies for decentering white supremacy culture and creating space for alternative ways of being and operating.

Jan
25
Sat
19th Annual African American Cultural Celebration @ North Carolina Museum of History
Jan 25 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
19th Annual African American Cultural Celebration @ North Carolina Museum of History

Join friends and family at the North Carolina Museum of History to celebrate African American culture.  Attend to watch dance and vocal performances!