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Wednesday December 2nd

Claire Collins


Moon cycles: cycling to safer spaces

“Moon Cycles is a safe space for women or gender nonconforming people who want to be with other like-minded folks, who want to learn more about bikes,” Ryan Giorgi said.  The bike collaboration meets on the first and third Monday of every month at the ReCYCLEry in Carrborro and gives women the opportunity to get assistance working on their bikes for no cost.

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UNC graduate Chris Sims displays Guantanamo Bay artwork in Davis Library

For the first time in years, the first floor gallery of Davis Library has a new exhibit on display, called "Guantanamo Bay and The Library at Camp Delta." The exhibit, a series of photographs of the detention center in Cuba, opened on Wednesday with a lecture by the exhibit's photographer, Chris Sims. Sims, who received his Master's in visual communications from UNC in 2003 and now works as the undergraduate educator director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, photographed Guantanamo Bay in 2006 and 2010 after four years of requesting access — and being denied — 16 times. Sims said the exhibit was inspired by his curiosity of the detention center. “I was animated by the simple question 'What does Guantanamo Bay look like?'” Sims said during his lecture on the second floor of Davis Library.

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The School of Dentistry provided free dental care to around 100 children on Feb. 6, 2015. Kaleb Blue, then a 3-year-old student at Durham Head Start, practiced brushing teeth on a stuffed animal during the event.


NAACP board member Rev. Dr. William Barber addresses the press at the conference in Martin Street Baptist Church in Raleigh on Tuesday. NC NAACP and Democracy NC joined with faith leaders to discuss a mass voter engagement campaign.


NAACP board member Rev. Dr. William Barber addresses the press at the conference in Martin Street Baptist Church in Raleigh in 2015. The NAACP proposed a national boycott of North Carolina until HB2 is repealed. 


(Left to right) Ryann Giorgi, Maia Call, Victoria Petermann, and Jolie Day work on maintenance for Call's bike. Day, one of Moon Cycle's founders, said "I wanted to learn how to work on bikes with my friends, and in an environment where I didn’t feel like I was being judged because I didn’t know how to do everything on a bike."

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