Category Archives: Community Events

Jan. 30 2pm: Justice for Matthew and Dennis: NO MORE JAIL DEATHS!


Saturday, Jan. 30th, 2pm

CCB Plaza

Matthew McCain and Dennis McMurray were beloved fathers living in Durham, NC. They are just two examples of community members who have died due to medical neglect while locked up at the Durham County Jail. At least three people have died while in custody at the Durham County Jail in the last year. On top of that the Durham County Jail tried to cover up these deaths and purposefully ignored and misled Matthew and Dennis’s family members when they sought more information. On Saturday we say their names and demand an end to deaths at the Durham County Jail along with a full community led, independent investigation of the Jail. #JusticeforMatthew #JusticeforDennis #WeBelievePrisoners

For more info and statements from Matthew and Dennis’s family members, see

Save The Date: Remembering Bob Sheldon February 21st

bob_sheldonRemembering the Life & Legacy of Bob Sheldon

Sunday afternoon, February 21st

The collective and board of Internationalist Books & Community Center invite you to join us to remember Bob Sheldon this year on the 25th anniversary of his death. We are inviting friends and comrades to help shape this event and share memories and stories together on Sunday, February 21st.

If you would like to be involved in the planning of this day, have desires for how it could look, or would like to know how to share as part of the event, please be in touch with us by writing an email to ibooks [at]

Events for January 22 International Day of Trans Prisoner Solidarity

jan22 Events at Internationalist Books & Community Center for the first annual Day of Trans Prisoner Solidarity:

Trans Discussion Group Letter Writing Night
The Trans Discussion Group will write postcards and letters to trans prisoners during their regular meeting on January 20. This meeting is the closed meeting for January (only for folks who identify as trans/genderqueer/gender non-conforming or questioning). Trans Discussion Group meets twice monthly at Internationalist, alternating between closed and open meetings.

Letter Writing, Resource Share & Art Making
January 22, 7:00pm
The Internationalist collective will host an open letter writing, resource sharing and art making night to write to trans prisoners, share information about cases and organizations supporting trans prisoners and fighting prisons, and make art and flyers to bring visibility to these resources in the community.

Teen AXN League Open Mic January 15th

On January 15 at 7:00pm, Internationalist Bookstore in Carrboro will be hosting Girls Rock NC’s open mic night event. Girls, women and/or trans and queer folks of all ages are welcome to perform a song, poem, skit, or whatever! Everyone is welcome to attend. All donations will go to benefit the Teen AXN League, Girls Rock NC’s teen organization in charge of a sleepaway camp for girls and trans youth.