26 Feb 2013

People’s Durham Wins 2013 INDY Citizen’s Award

Posted by dandydust

citizen-awards-logo Every year INDY Week, a Triangle weekly newspaper, honors “those who fight for social justice” at their Citizen’s Awards Banquet.  Last year one of our founding members, Ray Eurqhart or Brother Ray, was recognized for the decades of tireless activism he’s invested fighting for justice in his neighborhood in the Southside.  This February, People’s Durham was awarded the same honor for our work with the residents at Lincoln Apartments.

Here’s what INDY reporter Lisa Sorg, who covered much of the campaign as it unfolded had to say about our work:

“People’s Durham tackles affordable housing, social justice and educational issues facing underserved minority communities. For too long, they have been excluded from Durham’s cultural and culinary renaissance. Yet these communities, with their deep roots and personal histories in the city, contribute as much to Durham’s essence as the urban hipsters and the entrepreneurial class.”

More information about this year’s winners can be found here.

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