Politics, Race, and the November Election: Four panels sponsored by the Organizing Against Racism Alliance of Orange County

The Organizing Against Racism (OAR) Alliance is a local, grassroots group educating about and organizing against institutional and systemic racism.
We are sponsoring four distinct forums with different policy foci: Education, Health, Economic Justice, and Civil Rights and Disenfranchisement. Each forum will feature a speaker or a panel to discuss policy and election issues as they pertain to race. We are taking this focus to address the fact that people of color have the worst outcomes on all US indicators of well-being including economic, education, health, and justice. These outcomes reflect the dominance of white culture, interests, and policy. With these forums, we aim to better understand the impact that current and proposed policies (reflected by candidates' platforms) will have on disproportional outcomes by race.

Forum details are below.
Sept 10 (Hargraves Center, Roberson St, Chapel Hill)
Politics, Race, and the November Election Part 1:   CIVIL RIGHTS & DISENFRANCHISEMENT
Speaker: Darryl Atkinson, Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Sept 20 (OWASA Community Room, Jones Ferry Rd, Chapel Hill)
Politics, Race, and the November Election Part 2:   ECONOMIC JUSTICE
Maxine Eichner (UNC School of Law), 
Ajamu Dillahunt (Workers' Rights Project, NC Justice Center), 
Ellen Harnick (Senior Policy Counsel at the Center for Responsible Lending)
Robert Dowling (Executive Director, Community Home Trust)

October 4 (United Church of Chapel Hill, MLK Jr Blvd)
Politics, Race, and the November Election Part 3:   HEALTH
Pam Silberman (NC Institute of Medicine), 
Adam Searing (NC Justice Center - invited), 
Gayle Harris (Durham County Health Director - invited)

October 18 (United Church of Chapel Hill, MLK Jr Blvd)
Politics, Race, and the November Election Part 4:   EDUCATION
Katy Munger (Progess NC), 
Mark Dorosin (UNC Center for Civil Rights), 
Sandy Darity (Duke Professor of Public Policy, Professor of African and African-American Studies and Economics, and Chair, Department of African and African American Studies, Director, Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality - invited)

The forums are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. All start at 7:00

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