The Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholars invite you to discuss recent events in North Carolina concerning voting laws and mass incarceration. Do you have equal protection under the law?
Part I: Voting Rights in NC
This documentary screening and panel discussion occurred on Monday, February 17, 2014, in Richard White Lecture Hall. Read about it in The Chronicle.
Description: After recent changes to voting rights legislation in North Carolina, the Reggie Howard Scholars are asking whether all of the state’s residents have their right to vote equally protected by the law. Join us for a screening of “Section 5,” a documentary film produced in part by Reggie Howard Scholar Ernie Britt that examines the impact of the Voting Rights Act in Kinston, NC. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Duke faculty and Durham organizations who work on voting rights education. Watch the documentary.
Part II: Mass Incarceration in NC
Date: Monday, February 24, 2014
Location: Westbrook Building Room 0016, Duke Divinity School (Westbrook Building Locator Map). Limited free parking can be found on Duke’s West Campus Chapel Quad. Paid parking can be found in the Bryan Center visitor lot and parking garage (cost is $2/hour).
Description: Throughout the War on Drugs and prison industrial complex, African American and Latino bodies–bodies of color–have been marked as dangerous and criminal. In light of recent incidents involving people of color and the Durham police, the Reggie Howard Scholars are wondering if all citizens are viewed equally under the law. Join us for a panel discussion with Duke faculty and Durham leaders about the effects of the prison industrial complex in North Carolina and ways of resisting racial and class discrimination within the justice system.
The Reggies want to hear from you! Join the discussion and learn how to get involved in local efforts, during the two Reggie Day 2014 events listed above.