Greenbridge video screening & discussion


Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 11:00am


Internationalist Books, 405 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

From the Internationalist announcement list:

LET'S DISCUSS (yell/laugh/cry/protest about) GREENBRIDGE. A Greenbridge video screening
Sunday, April 13 @3pm

Greenbridge recently produced a documentary on their future vision of the of Rosemary and Graham street corner. At first glance, the Greenbridge development embodies progress for Chapel Hill. The building will utilize some of the newest green technologies available ie. solar, wind, and geothermal to provide energy for the building and thereby lessen its carbon footprint. But in our haste to combat the forces of Global Warming, we may have overlooked some details, such as marginalizing the surrounding Northside community.

Come out and join us as we watch the video and enter in open discussion about what community means to us (taking into account race, class and ideological differences.)


A couple of years ago, I lamented that Greenbridge meant the closing of the Ethiopian restaurant Queen of Sheba, one of my very favorite places in Chapel Hill (I couldn't find that thread or else I'd be posting this there). I'm pleased to share the news that the Queen of Sheba is re-opening at Timberlyne Plaza.

My two sons were both born in and adopted from Ethiopia. Friesh, the owner of Queen of Sheba, was always particularly kind to them and to us as a family. Plus she's a fantastic cook and her food is delicious. 

She's having a re-opening celebration on November 1. We can't make it, but I encourage you to eat this wonderful food and support a great local (female-, minority-, and immigrant-owned) business. Here's the website with information: 

That is truly great news!  (I remember that thread but can't find it either. Hmm.)  Thanks for letting us know, Joan.
Fans of Queen of Sheba have cause for celebration.  The taste and the feel of Friesh's food, oh my goodness.  

Ruby, you may in particular be interested to know that teff, the grain that makes injera, is chock full of iron, calcium, and protein. 100 grams of teff has half the iron and about a third of the calcium you need in a day. 

Having said that, I have no idea how much 100 grams of cooked teff is. I'll try to find out.  


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