As the 2018 midterm elections grow near, we have reached a critical moment in the national struggle against gerrymandering and voter suppression.
On April 10, Team4NC, in partnership with the NYU School of Law chapter of the American Constitution Society, will host a panel discussion at NYU to assess the current landscape and explore strategies for moving forward in the fight for voting rights and fair elections.
Panelists will include:
- Irving Joyner, Professor of Law at North Carolina Central University and the Legal Counsel and Chairperson of the Legal Redress Committee of the North Carolina State Branches of the NAACP
- David Daley, Senior Fellow at FairVote, former Editor-in-Chief of Salon, and the author of the national bestseller Ratf**ked, The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy
- Kareem Crayton, an influential scholar specializing in the relationship between race and politics in representative institutions, and Executive Director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice – an organization which has helped drive the fight for voting rights and fair elections in North Carolina.
- Marissa Goldfaden Bleier holds a J.D. from CUNY School of Law and works primarily on low-income tenants' cases. She is also the Social Media Director for Spread The Vote, a non-profit organization helping marginalized people in voter ID states to obtain government-issued ID at no cost.
- Paul Curtis is a co-founder and co-coordinator of Team4NC, which works to encourage donations of time, money, and expertise on behalf of voting rights and civil rights organizations in North Carolina.
Join us to discuss the latest political developments and the status of the key court cases. What can we learn from the experience of advocates in states like North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Washington? How have gerrymandering and voter suppression impacted communities of color in particular? How can we take the initiative nationally not merely to defend, but to expand our democracy?
Further panelists and moderator to be announced.
Free for students. $20 general public - all funds raised will benefit the North Carolina NAACP.
Tickets available here.