2021-22 Completed Programs​


January 24:  Rob Schofield, Editor and Director, NC Policy Watch: "Elections Have Consequences: Outlook for the NC General Assembly in 2023". For a YouTube video of this event, CLICK HERE . . . and for additional information about NC Policy Watch, CLICK HERE . . .


December 16:  Jim Buie, Fearrington Resident, writer, editor, and educator: "Fast-growing North Carolina Faces an Identity Crisis". For a YouTube video of this event, CLICK HERE . . .  To view Jim Buie's slide presentation,
CLICK HERE . . .


October 18:  "Down Home Chatham County" - A Rally for Local Democratic Candidates and Officials. For a YouTube video of this event, CLICK HERE . . . 


September 27:  Meet NC Sen. Ben Clark, Democratic Candidate for the US Congress (District 9). For a YouTube video of this event, CLICK HERE . . . 


August 23:  Meet the Chatham Co. Board of Education Candidates. For a YouTube video of this event, CLICK HERE . . . 


May 26:  Forum for the Democratic Candidates for the NC Supreme Court. For a YouTube video of this event, CLICK HERE . . . 


April 26:  Democratic Candidates' Forum for Chatham County Commissioner. For a YouTube video of this event, CLICK HERE . . . 


March 22 - Zoom Event:  Dr. Gene Nichol, Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law, UNC-CH: "The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina". For a YouTube video of this Zoom Event, CLICK HERE . . . 


February 22 - Zoom Event:  Dr. Aimy Steele, Executive Director, The North Carolina Project. For a YouTube video of this Zoom Event, CLICK HERE . . . 


January 25 - Zoom Event:  Senator Natalie Murdock, Candidate for NC Senate, District 20. For a YouTube video of this Zoom Event, CLICK HERE . . . 


December 7 - Zoom Event:  Jackson Sailor Jones, Communications Director, Southern Coalition for Social Justice: "State of LGBTQ+ Policy in North Carolina". For a YouTube video of this Zoom Event, CLICK HERE . . . 


Oct. 26 - Zoom Event:  Professor Ted Shaw, UNC-CH Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights: "Race and Real Estate". For a YouTube video of this Zoom Event, ​CLICK HERE . . .  For a list of the books and a song Prof. Shaw recommended about his topic, ​CLICK HERE . . . 


​Sept. 28 - Zoom Event:  Liz Guinan, Chair Chatham County Democratic Party. For a YouTube video of this Zoom Event, CLICK HERE . . . To view Liz Guinan's slide presentation, CLICK HERE . . . 


2020-21 Completed Programs​

May 25 - Zoom Event:  Cheri Beasley, Chair Chatham County Democratic Party, Candidate for US Senate in 2022. For more information about Cheri Beasley, ​CLICK HERE . . .


April 27 - Zoom Event: Jonathan Weiler, PH.D., UNC-CH Curriculum in Global Studies, Dir. of Undergraduate Studies & Associate Chair: "American Politics and the World View Divide". For a YouTube video of this Zoom Event, CLICK HERE . . .   To view Jonathan Weiler's slide presentation, CLICK HERE . . .


March 23 - Zoom Event:  NC Sen. Jeff Jackson. For more information about Sen. Jackson, ​CLICK HERE . . .


February 23 - Zoom Event:  Allison Riggs, Interim Exec. Dir. and Chief Counsel for Voting Rights, Southern Coalition for Social Justice: "The Current Status and Future Prospects for Voting Rights in the South" For a YouTube video of this Zoom Event, CLICK HERE . . .  To view Allison Riggs's slide presentation CLICK HERE . . .


January 26 - Zoom Event:  Jennifer Bremer, Statewide Coordinator for Fair Elections at the League of Women Voters of North Carolina: "The Road Ahead: More Gerrymandering or Redistricting Reform?" For a YouTube video of this Zoom Event, CLICK HERE . . .  


August 26 - Zoom Event:  David Price, 4th Congressional District, US House of Representatives and candidate for re-election


August 22 - Zoom Event:  NC Senator Valerie Foushee and NC Representative Robert Reives II candidates for re-election


August 15 - Zoom Event:  Ronnie Chatterji candidate for NC Treasurer


August 11 - Zoom Event:  Jessica Holmes candidate for NC Commissioner of Labor


August 3 - Zoom Event:  Josh Stein, Attorney General of North Carolina and candidate for re-election


July 23 - Zoom Event:  Karen Howard and Mike Dasher, Chatham Co. Commissioners and candidates for re-election: "Traffic, Taxes, Water, and the Social Safety Net in Chatham County"


July 18 - Zoom Event:  Beth Wood, NC State Auditor and candidate for re-election: "Wasteful Spending in State Government and the Role of the Office of the State Auditor"


July 11 - Zoom Event:  Wayne Goodwin, Democratic Candidate for Insurance Commissioner: "The State of Insurance in North Carolina" 


July 6 - Zoom Event:  Elaine Marshall, NC Secretary of State, Democratic candidate for re-election

2019-20 Completed Programs​

June 27 - Zoom Event:  Dr. Jen Mangrum, Democratic candidate for NC ​Superintendent of Public Instruction


June 20 - Zoom Event:  Jenna Wadsworth, Democratic candidate for NC Commissioner of Agriculture: "Farm Labor Practices and Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide"


June 14 - Zoom Event:  Rep. Yvonne Lewis Holley, NC House of Representatives: "The Affordable Living Initiative"


May 30 - Zoom Event:  Cheri Beasley, Chief Justice, NC Supreme Court: "The North Carolina Supreme Court and COVID-19" 


May 5 - Zoom Event:  Ilana Dubester, Executive Director of The Hispanic Liaison in Siler City: "Chatham County Lives of Hispanic People"


February 25:  Ambassador Robert Pearson, US Foreign Service (Ret.): "Where is the US Headed in the Middle East?"


January 21:  David Price, 4th Congressional District, US House of Representatives: "Reunion" and Meet and Greet Your Local Democratic Candidates for the March 3 Primary 


December 3:  James Crawford, Chatham County Commissioner (District 4): "Race Relations in North Carolina Since the Civil War" 


October 22:  Tomas Lopez, Executive Director, Democracy North Carolina: "North Carolina's Voting Landscape: 2020 and Beyond"


September 24:  John Rubin, Professor of Public Law and Government and Director of Indigent Defense Education, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government: "Indigent Defendants and the Criminal Justice System"

2018-19 Completed Programs

May 18: Annual Picnic


March 26: Dr. Rebecca Tippett, Founding Director, Carolina Demography at UNC-Chapel Hill Carolina Population Center: "North Carolina Demographic Trends: 5 Things to Know About - Including the 2020 Census"


February 26: NC State Senator Valerie Foushee and NC State Representative Robert Reives II: "A Conversation Hour with Chatham's Delegation to the NC General Assembly"

January 22: Katrina Braun, Immigration Fellow, North Carolina ACLU: Current Immigration Law & Policies: "The Details Beneath the Headlines."

December 4: John Daniel Kreiss, Ph.D., Assoc Professor in the School of Media & Journalism and Adjunct Professor in the Dept. of Communications at UNC: "Social Media and and the New Politics of Identity: Polarization, Partisanship, and Digital Elections"

October 23: Dr. Kareem Crayton, Exec. Director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice: "The 6 Proposed Amendments to the NC Constitution: What Voters Need to Know to Vote No" 

  2017-18 Completed Programs​ 

May 19: Annual Picnic


April 24: Lisa Sorg, Environmental Reporter, with N.C. Policy Watch: "What's in Your Water?"


March 27: 2018 Democratic Primary Candidate Forum


February 27: State Representative Marcia Morey: "What Is Happening to North Carolina's Courts?"


January 23: Alexandra Forter Sirota, Director of the NC Budget and Tax Center: "Tax policies at the Federal and State levels: Are they Adequate, Stable and Fair?"


December 5: Diana Hales, Chatham County Commissioner and Bob Phillips, Director of Common Cause NC "Understanding the Political Structures that Affect Chatham County"


October 24: Samantha Cabe, District Court Judge, and Beth Budd, Executive Director of CORA Food Pantry: "Living on the Edge in Chatham County"

September 26: Wayne Goodwin, Chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party: "Strategies for Winning in the Coming Election Cycle"