This platform seeks to compile Real Stories from Real North Carolinians and in so doing push forward a debate about what we need as a state to make sure everyone has access to opportunity and all communities can thrive.
Over the past several decades, North Carolina’s leaders have made many wise investments to improve the quality of life for North Carolinians.
The questions now is whether or not our current crop of elected officials will choose embrace these commitments or retreat from them.
The NC Justice Center and Working America have partnered in an effort to gather feedback from workers on their experiences with the unemployment insurance system in North Carolina. Nearly 400 hand-written letters have been collected in recent weeks, and today, these letters will be delivered to the General Assembly. The message of these letters is […]
The Ornela family (some names have been changed) sat down in Pullen Park to talk about their experiences. Self-described as the “Three Musketeers,” mother Muriel and daughters Dani and Nora have seen each other through thick and thin, relying on each other through a relocation from New Jersey to North Carolina—Dani and Nora’s father stayed […]
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A multimedia documentary project produced by students at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, this project shares stories and analysis about the men and women who work in low-wage jobs, labor organizers, business owners, advocates, economists, and labor historians. Their stories give voice to: the daily challenges men and women working low-wage jobs face in and outside of the workplace; how rapid growth in the low-wage job market is widening the inequality gap and diminishing opportunities to attain financial stability; and the organizing and advocacy efforts in North Carolina that are demanding higher wages, better schedules, and greater dignity in the workplace.
The Story of America is a unique project to both document the story of our divided nation in 2013, and engage those with the power to heal these divisions - the people - in the transforming power of storytelling and dialogue. Their main purpose is to use their videos to foster dialogue so that we may become more united as a country and deliberative in how we engage in our democracy.
"We are two friends who live in North Carolina, and we have been heartbroken by the recent decisions that move our state backwards. At the same time, we have been incredibly inspired by the many diverse voices who share our belief in a vibrant and progressive North Carolina. We created Our North Carolina to provide a forum for us to share OUR vision for our state. Because we live here. And we believe in a better North Carolina."