Around Carrboro Pop-Ups Coming Up!
Did someone say pop-up?! Swing by Carrboro Connects Pop-Up booths taking place Thursday, June 10 through Saturday, June 12, 2021, to share input on our Town's very first Comprehensive Plan!
Join your neighbors to talk about transportation, housing, jobs, and more. Refreshing popsicles will be on-hand for all who share, and we will be practicing safe physical distancing.
Carrboro Connects is a comprehensive planning effort of the Town of Carrboro that is addressing climate action, race and equity, affordable housing, and economic and fiscal sustainability.
Unable to make the in-person events? Visit our Virtual Pop-Up (open 24-7 rain or shine!) at carrboroconnects.org
Feel free to share our flyer at https://www.townofcarrboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/9188/Around-Carrboro-Pop-Ups-June-2021
LGBTQ Pride Month in Carrboro
CARRBORO, NC -- June 2021 is LGBTQ Pride Month in the Town of Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle.
LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) Pride Month is celebrated nationally each year in the month of June. This month was chosen to commemorate the riots that took place at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan on the morning of June 28, 1969, often viewed as the birth of the modern LGBTQ rights movement.
“Carrboro is committed to standing with and supporting the LGBTQ community, and to working to ensure that all of its residents, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, are treated with respect and dignity,” Mayor Lavelle said.
- Carrboro has a proud history of advancing the rights of its LGBTQ residents, including
- being the first municipality in the state to create a domestic partner registry on October 11, 1994
- the first to extend eligibility for employment benefits to same-sex partners of Town employees
- the first to elect a gay mayor and a lesbian mayor
in January 2021, Carrboro was among the first local governments in the state (along with Hillsborough, Orange County, and Chapel Hill) to pass a local nondiscrimination law extending protections in public accommodation and employment for persons based on their sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression
Read Mayor Lavelle’s proclamation posted below and at http://townofcarrboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/9196/2021-Pride-Month-Proclamation
Watch the raising of the Pride flags video at https://youtu.be/wf5vlRSM0jk
LGBTQ Pride Month in Carrboro
Feel Small Town Pride this June! The towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill are collaborating to show LGBTQ+ Pride, and to affirm community values ensuring that all residents, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, are treated with respect and dignity.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ+) Pride Month is celebrated nationally and locally each year in the month of June. The origins of Pride stem from the Stonewall Riots that occurred in June of 1969, when attendees of the Stonewall Inn in NYC clashed with anti-LGBTQ police. Marches and protests popped up in some major US cities in June of the following year to commemorate the event, and the tradition has continued. The purpose of celebrating Pride is to promote the equality of the LGBTQ+ communities, as well as increase visibility, challenge anti-LGBTQ legislation, and bring awareness to other LGBTQ issues. Progress for true equality requires the support of everyone, including straight allies who know that support for LGBTQ+ people strengthens the entire community.
Through a mix of in-person and virtual events, Small Town Pride will promote equality and celebrate diversity and acceptance in the towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill. It will involve the entire community, with local businesses, artists, volunteers and community partners. Everyone is welcome!
Learn more about the Small Town Pride events at http://townofcarrboro.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1732
Freight Train Blues Features The Hamiltones
Join us for the livestream Freight Train Blues Concert Series with the Hamiltones at 6:30 p.m. EDT Friday, June 4.
Proudly presented by the Town of Carrboro, along with WUNC, Music Maker Relief Foundation, Soul Bag, and Artarie.
Freight Train Blues celebrates the life and legacy of Piedmont blues legend Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten, born in 1893 in Carrboro, N.C.
June 4 – The Hamiltones – The three men who comprise soul star Anthony Hamilton’s background singers, The Hamiltones, have through an infectious series of viral video performances become known entities in their own right. Not since Perri have background soul singers become as instantly recognizable to the general public as these three exceptionally talented young men from Charlotte, North Carolina. Since then, The Hamiltones have been featured on The Breakfast Club, Steve Harvey Morning Show, sold out The Apollo, and have been featured on four GRAMMY-nominated albums; including Anthony Hamilton, PJ Morton, Johnathan McReynolds, and Tori Kelly. Opening archival video: “Chapel Hill Boogie” singer John Dee Holeman.
Learn more and find link to concert at freighttrainblues.com
Town Council Update
Meeting agendas and updates are issued from the Town Clerk’s Office. To receive these by email or text, sign up for Carrboro Town News at townofcarrboro.org/signup
Civic involvement is a valued tradition in our community. Reach the Town Council with your ideas, views and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Town Council will meet virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, to consider the agenda that will be posted at carrboro.legistar.com
To view, livestream at carrboro.legistar.com or YouTube.com/CarrboroNC OR Cable TV 18 (in Carrboro). To speak at the meeting email email@example.com
Access the complete update including the June 1 meeting summary at https://www.townofcarrboro.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1748
Friday is Gun Violence Awareness Day in Carrboro
CARRBORO, N.C. – The first Friday in June (June 4) is National Gun Violence Awareness Day in Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle.
“I encourage all citizens to support their local communities’ efforts to prevent the tragic effects of gun violence and to honor and value human lives,” Mayor Lavelle said.
Anyone can join this campaign by pledging to wear orange on June 4 to help raise awareness about gun violence; and by wearing orange on that day Americans will raise awareness about gun violence and honor the lives of gun violence victims and survivors.
Every day, more than 100 Americans are killed by gun violence, alongside more than 230 who are shot and wounded, and on average there are more than 13,000 gun homicides every year.
Read Mayor Lavelle’s proclamation and more about this campaign at http://townofcarrboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/9195/2021-Gun-Violence-Awareness-Day
Trails Day in Carrboro
Saturday, June 5, is “Trails Day” in Carrboro, proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle.
Residents are invited to enjoy the hiking opportunities that can be found in our region and to celebrate the outdoors.
“We celebrate Trails Day and the aspirations it represents: a restorative bond with nature, a recognition that health, both physical and mental, is enhanced by outdoor activities, preservation of our natural environment, and an optimism that can be gained by simply putting one foot in front of the other as we hike a trail,” Mayor Lavelle said.
Immigrant Heritage Month in Carrboro
Mayor Lydia Lavelle has proclaimed June 2021 as "Immigrant Heritage Month” in Carrboro.
“I encourage all residents to respect and honor the many contributions that immigrants have made in our community and country,” Mayor Lavelle said.
The Town of Carrboro is very appreciative of local non-profits and other groups that work with our immigrant community, including El Centro Hispano and the Refugee Support Center.
Generations of immigrants from around the word have built our country’s economy and created the unique character of our nation, and immigrants continue to grow businesses, innovate, and strengthen our economy.
Read the Mayor’s proclamation at http://townofcarrboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/9194/2021-Immigrant-Heritage-Month