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,
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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 . . .
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"