Morning briefing: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014


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  • For early risers, the Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem holds a meeting for its four emergency winter homeless shelters at 9 a.m. “Our two new Overflow Shelters opened Feb.14th ― St. Timothy’s Episcopal and First Presbyterian downtown―and things have been EXCITING. Let’s discuss the successes and challenges we have experienced and provide a more hospitable and loving space.”
  • The Wake Forest Biotech Place holds its 2014 annual event at 5:30 p.m. with keynote speakers Mayor Allen Joines and Ilana Preuss, chief of staff of Smart Growth America. This one’s gonna run you $20, but you get drinks, heavy hors d’ouuvres and dessert. Register here.
  • At 6:30 p.m., the Beloved Community Center and Raise Up for 15 commemorate Black History Month with a Workers Rights are Human Rights! forum concerning “the alliance between workers organizing on their jobs and the community, and the deep roots between the Civil Rights and labor movements — with a special focus on the movement being built by fast food workers today.”