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Stop the Killing
Death Watch: Charles Walker is scheduled to be executed at Central Prison in Raleigh at 2 a.m. on Dec. 3 for the 1992 death of Tito Davidson in Greensboro. Walker stands to become the first person executed in NC in modern times without a confession, without disinterested eyewitness testimony, and without physical evidence--no body, no fingerprints, no blood, no DNA, no gunshot residue, no ballistics, no hair fiber or other traces, no spent cartridges, and no bullets. Contact the governor to plead for clemency:, fax 733-2120, call 733-5811. Info:, 933-7567.

PFADP Conference: People of Faith Against the Death Penalty celebrates its 10th anniversary with activist/actor Mike Farrell, civil rights leader Julius Chambers, exonerees Alan Gell and Darryl Hunt, and state and religious leaders, plus an auction, awards banquet and workshops. Dec. 4, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. NC Mutual Life Insurance Bldg., 411 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham. , 933-7567.

Community Forums
Carrboro Downtown Transportation Study: Get info and provide input on the draft study. Dec. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Century Hall, Carrboro Century Center, corner of Greensboro and Weaver streets. or 918-7329 (Dale McKeel).

Twin Creeks School: McDougle Middle School PTA presentation and discussion of county and citizen plans for the Twin Creeks elementary/middle school. Dec. 2, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Art room, MMS, 900 Old Fayetteville Road, Chapel Hill. .

People for Parks: Get info, ask questions and volunteer your time to the citizen master planning committee for Horseshoe Farm, a 146-acre park property in northeast Raleigh. Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Fellowship Hall, Wake Cross Roads Baptist Church, 3329 Forestville Road, Raleigh. 890-3285, (David Shouse).

Is Your Vote Counted?: Panel presentation and community speak out on voter integrity. Dec. 8, 7-9 p.m. Chapel Hill Town Hall, 306 N. Columbia St.

Act Up, Get Down, Fight AIDS: On World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, from 10 p.m.-2 a.m., come to the Avalon on Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill to Dance Off AIDS. $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Proceeds go to the UNC-Congo DRC Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission Project. (Anupa Deshpande) or 619-4745 (Amanda Sellers).

FLOC Victory Bash: Join the Farm Labor Organizing Committee as they celebrate winning the largest union contract in NC history and the first ever unionization of H2A guest farmworkers. Dec. 1, 7 p.m. Eno River UU, 4907 Garret Road, Durham. RSVP to , 489-4485 (Lori Khamala).

The Fourth World War: Shot on the frontlines of struggles spanning five continents, this documentary explores globalization, war and resource depletion. Film screening with filmmakers on Dec. 2, 8 p.m. Carol Hall Room 111, UNC-Chapel Hill. (Kara Keeling), (Andrew Pearson).

League of Women Voters: LWV of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties annual meeting and holiday dinner, with Rep. Verla Insko. Dec. 2 at the Chapel Hill Country Club. $25. RSVP 960-9766 (Jean Tell).

Alternative Gift Fair: Last year's fair included Fair Trade coffees, gifting certificates to Habitat for Humanity and Afghani widow quiltmakers. Dec. 5 & 12, 9 a.m.-noon. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Hillandale Ave., Durham.

Building Unity: Come see what the African American/Latino Alliance is about, with Ajamu Dillahunt. Dec. 5, 5 p.m. 101 E. Weaver St., 3rd floor, Carrboro. , 933-0398. Free.

MLK Boulevard: Chapel Hill Town Council votes on the renaming of Airport Road--come show your support. Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Chapel Hill Town Hall.

Durham Greendogs: Durham County Progressive Democratic Caucus meeting with Andrew Silver of NC Verifiable Voting. Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. Shannon Road Library, 3605 Shannon Road, Durham. .

Food for the Masses
Heart of Carolina Food Drive: Bring non-perishable foods (or monetary donations) to Kroger stores or Food Bank of NC branches by Dec. 8. Or, bring two items to the Museum of Art on Dec. 1, 2 or 31 to receive $3 off ticket admission. Last year 400,000 pounds of food were collected; this year's goal is 500,000. , 906-3992 (Alison Kramer).

Need Volunteers?
Here's Your Help: Chapel Hill Service League, a nonprofit women's volunteer organization, is soliciting service project applications from other nonprofits to help meet community needs in the areas of health, welfare and education. Call 933-1141 or write PO Box 156, CH 27517 by Jan. 1.

Got something for Act Now? Fax to 286-4274; e-mail (put "Act Now" in subject line); mail to: Act Now, P.O. Box 2690, Durham NC 27715. Please include date, time, street address and contact/phone number.

Deadline: Friday for the following week's issue. Thanks!

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