Scholars for North Carolina’s Future (SNCF)

SNCF is an organization of people in higher education committed to using knowledge across a variety of disciplines to foster informed conversations about North Carolina’s history and current challenges.


SNCF Scholars Participate in Important Policy Briefing at Forward Together Moral Movement People’s Lobby & Advocacy Day 

Events & Activities

  • SNCF Members Speak At “Forward Together Moral Movement People’s Lobby & Advocacy Day,” May 27, 2014, Raleigh

    May 29, 2014

    This past Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 7 SNCF members participated in “Forward Together Moral Movement People’s Lobby & Advocacy Day,” laying out the positive benefits that would come to North Carolina from repealing the legislation of last year that has threatened many of the state’s most vulnerable residents. Speakers and topics covered included: Voting Rights - Dr. Stephen ...

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  • Community Conversation on Public Education, May 19, 2014, Carol Woods Retirement Community, Chapel Hill

    May 14, 2014

    A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON PUBLIC EDUCATION will be held on May 19, 2014, 7pm at the Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill, Building 1 Classroom. The event is hosted by Scholars for North Carolina’s Future. Suzanne Gulledge (UNC-CH, School of Education) and Deborah Gerhardt (UNC-CH, School of Law) will be the keynote speakers. The event ...

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  • Forum on Living Wage Employer Certification Programs, May 8, 2014, Durham

    May 6, 2014

    An interesting and important forum on living wage employer certification programs will be held MAY 8, 2014 @ 7PM at the First Presbyterian Church in Durham (305 East Main Street). The event is sponsored by the Economic Inequality Action Team of the Durham People’s Alliance and will feature Mark Hebbard, the Living Wage Certification Coordinator of Just Economics in Asheville, ...

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  • SNCF Interest Meeting, April 30, 2014, Charlotte, NC

    April 28, 2014

    Sonya Ramsey (UNC-C History Department) and Karen Flint (UNC-C History Department) will be holding an organizing meeting for Scholars for North Carolina’s Future on April 30, 2014 @ 5 pm. This meeting will be an opportunity to come together to figure out how we can use our network of scholars to most effectively target our ...

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OpEds, Good Reads, & Media

  • Heather Ann Thompson, “Doding decarceration: The shell game of ‘getting smart’ on crime,” Huffington Post

    July 10, 2014

    “What exactly it means today that we are seeing “U.S. Prison Populations Decline,” merits serious consideration and skepticism. There is absolutely no question that we must, in fact, decarcerate. In order to bring our incarceration rate even remotely in step with our crime rate — say even accepting the level of imprisonment we had back in 1970 – would ...

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  • Willie Jennings, “Christianity’s Greatest Counterfit,” Religion Dispatches

    July 2, 2014

    “This is a perfect storm for Christianity. We now have a political party that deeply dislikes the first African American president (who is also a Christian), clearly opposes significant cooperation with him or his party, is reactionary on most issues from taxes to the environment to women’s health to full equality for LGBTQ folks, is ...

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  • William “Sandy” Darity, et. al, “From a tangle of pathology to a race-fair America,” Dissent Magazine

    July 2, 2014

    “…if structural factors are largely artifacts of the past, what explains the marked and persistent racial gaps in employment and wealth? Is discrimination genuinely of only marginal importance in America today? Has America really transcended the racial divide, and can the enormous racial wealth gap be explained on the basis of dysfunctional behaviors?” William “Sandy” Darity ...

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  • Lisa Levenstein, “NC Lawmakers Wily Ways on Women’s Health”

    June 8, 2014

    “The North Carolina legislature is once again deceiving the public. While cutting appropriations for essential social programs and services, the recently released Senate budget proposal includes an increase in funding for the Carolina Pregnancy Care Fellowship. This anti-abortion organization sustains more than half of North Carolina’s so-called crisis pregnancy centers.” Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/06/06/3917171/point-of-viewnc-lawmakers-wily.html?sp=/99/108/#storylink=cpy Follow

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