Events

Every year, Scholars for North Carolina’s Future holds events around the state. Below is a list of past and upcoming events.

  • Scholars for North Carolina’s Future Statement Regarding HB 2

    April 12, 2016

    As of April 12, 2016, the following statement had been co-signed by over 475 faculty, graduate students, staff, and students representing 20 North Carolina colleges and universities. As faculty, students, and staff at North Carolina’s colleges and universities who are committed to public policy that reflects sound data, careful reasoning, and equal opportunity for all, we oppose ...

  • SNCF to host FEC Commissioner Ann M. Ravel on Monday, March 7

    March 4, 2016

    SNCF is proud to host a panel discussion on campaign finance featuring former FEC chairwoman and current Commissioner Ann M. Ravel. Commissioner Ravel will join Gunther Peck, Associate Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke, and Melissa Price Kromm, Coalition Director of NC Voters for Clean Elections, to answer questions related to the widespread problems that plague the current campaign ...

  • Winter 2016 SNCF Voting Rights Teach-Ins

    January 11, 2016

    North Carolina’s draconian new election laws have drawn national attention because they suppress voting rights for minorities, the elderly, and college students. In response, North Carolinians are pushing back through legal challenges to the laws and widespread voter education efforts. Joining this effort, SNCF will host voting rights teach-ins on college campuses across the state. ...

  • SNCF Hosts Voting Rights Teach-In at Duke

    November 4, 2015

    On October 27, 2015, SNCF hosted a teach-in at the Duke Divinity School to educate students on the history of voting rights in North Carolina and to build support for an on-campus polling site. Speakers included Duke professors Bruce Orenstein and Gunther Peck, Southern Coalition for Justice Policy analyst Fred McBride, Adrienne Harreveld of the Samuel Du ...

  • Duke Voting Rights Teach-In: They Don’t Want Me To Vote Because….

    October 21, 2015

    Tuesday, October 27 at 7pm, SNCF and co-sponsors will host a Teach-In about Voting Rights at Duke. See the flyer below for more information, and RSVP on our Facebook page

  • SNCF Newsletter, Spring 2015

    May 20, 2015

    During spring 2015, SNCF members participated in a range of important events around the state, raising conversations about economic justice, living wages, mass incarceration, farming and foodways, education, voting rights, and women’s activism. The full newsletter can be read here.

  • SNCF Member Participates in Moral Mondays, Calls for Economic Justice & Living Wages

    May 15, 2015

      On May 13, 2015, SNCF member David Zonderman participated in Moral Mondays: Economic Justice and Living Wages. An excerpt from his speech follows. To see David’s full remarks, watch the Fusion Films video here. David Zonderman begins speaking at 31:50. “A living wage is a wage high enough that any woman or man, working a forty hour ...

  • April 7, 2015, 7pm: Town Hall Meeting on the History of Racism and Lynching

    April 7, 2015

      April 7, there will be a Town Hall Meeting on the History of Racism and Lynching, 7-9pm, Social Sciences Rm 139, Duke University Why is the noose such a violent symbol? Come discuss recent racist acts on Duke’s campus and elsewhere in an open forum with fellow students and faculty experts. Speakers: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Adriane Lentz-Smith, Wahneema Lubiano, ...

  • March 14, 2015 – Norma Rae, Past & Present. Event Location: Raleigh

    March 12, 2015

    On Saturday, March 14 in Raleigh, NC Women United is sponsoring a screening of Norma Rae followed by a panel discussion about women in the work force and labor movement, workers’ grassroots activism, and the historical and current issues facing North Carolina workers, especially women. Refreshments provided by Triangle Progressives: Traction. Free and open to the ...

  • April 10, 2015 – North Carolina in Dialogue: Our Past, Present & Future

    March 12, 2015

    On Friday, April 10th, Western Carolina University will host an interdisciplinary symposium focusing on North Carolina’s politics, history, and culture titled “North Carolina in Dialogue: Our Past, Present, and Future.” The symposium includes panels on public education, foodways and farming, social change, and politics. The keynote event will be provided by Harvey Gantt, pioneering civil ...

  • “Opening Up the Books: UNCG’s Revenue & Spending,” October 24, 2014, 2-4pm

    October 7, 2014

    In collaboration with the UNCG AAUP Chapter and the UNCG Faculty Senate, SNCF will be co-hosting “Opening Up the Books: UNCG’s Revenue & Spending.” Howard Bunsis, a nationally recognized expert on university revenue and spending and Professor of Accounting at Eastern Michigan University, will present a  lecture analysing what proportion of UNCG’s revenue is spent on the ...

  • SNCF Members Participate in 2014 Women’s AdvaNCe Summit

    September 29, 2014

    Five SNCF members  participated in the 2014 Women’s AdvaNCe summit, held in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 26th. As the Women AdvaNCe webpage notes, “we could probably write about 15,000 words on how much the Summit meant to us, but because we love you and respect your attention span, we thought we’d boil the day ...

  • Schools at Risk Teach-In, Louisburg College, September 18 @ 7pm

    August 15, 2014

    On September 18 at 7pm, SNCF members and supporters will host a teach-in on public education at Benson Chapel on the campus of Louisburg College. The teach-in will focus on North Carolina’s at-risk schools and education system and take a look at the past, present, and future of education in our state.  

  • 2014 NC Women’s Summit Sponsored by Women AdvaNCe, September 26, Raleigh NC

    August 14, 2014

    Women AdvaNCe has announced the 2014 NC Women’s Summit, “Connecting Communities – Creating Change,” to be held at the Talley Student Union in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 26.” The event is co-sponsored by Women AdvaNCe, the Women’s Center at NCSU, and the Southern Oral History Program at UNC-CH, and will offer a day of critical thinking, ...

  • SNCF News, Summer 2014

    August 1, 2014

    Scholars for North Carolina’s Future’s most recent newsletter has been published. To read about our recent activities, such as participation in the Moral Monday People’s Lobby & Advocacy Day and screenings of Moral Movies in Winston-Salem, click here.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • “Working with the Media: What Everyone Needs to Know,” April 29, 2014, Raleigh NC

    April 22, 2014

    The Scholars Strategy Network of the Research Triangle is pleased to announce its big spring event, “Working With the Media: What Everyone Needs to Know.” The Scholars Strategy Network of the Research Triangle is a group of engaged academics who seek to build bridges between the ivory tower and the media, policy, and advocacy communities. We are ...

  • Moral Movies Film Series, Various Locations, April-July 2014

    April 21, 2014

    SNCF is excited about a summer film series that will be hosted across the state by Working Films. Working Films, the NC-NAACP, and state and local organizations from around North Carolina are partnering to present MORAL MOVIES – a four month series of award-winning films to jumpstart community dialogue and action on social, economic, and environmental ...

  • Debate on NC Education Policy, Duke University, April 21, 2014

    April 10, 2014

    On Monday, April 21, 2014 at 2.45 pm, Governor Pat McCrory’s Senior Advisor on Education, Eric Guckian, and NC Representative, Graig Meyer, will discuss visions for successful K-12 Education in North Carolina. The debate will be held in the Sanford School of Public Policy on the campus of Duke University, Room 223. Directions

  • Public Schools First NC: Keeping NC Public Schools Strong, May 3, 2014, Raleigh

    April 7, 2014

    On Saturday, May 3, 2014, please join Public Schools First NC, a nonpartisan organization focused solely on public education issues, for its first statewide forum, Keeping North Carolina Public Schools Strong. The event is free and open to the public! Registration and coffee will begin at 8:00am. The forum will run from 9:00am – 3:00pm and will ...

  • Forum on Public Education, April 11, 2014, UNC-Greensboro

    March 31, 2014

    On April, 11, 2014,  members of Scholars for North Carolina’s Future in Greensboro will host a forum on public education. The forum will be held at UNC Greensboro from 2:30 until 4:15pm in the School of Education Building Auditorium, Room 120. The event promises to, Connect scholars from Triad area colleges and universities who possess knowledge the public ...

  • Talk on the “Real Norma Rae” & Women in Southern Textile Industry, March 20, Alamance Community College

    March 17, 2014

    “Would the Real Norma Rae Please Step Up? Crystal Lee Sutton and Textile Mill Women in the “Don’t Sleep with Stevens” Campaign in the 1970s Speaker: Joey Fink, Ph.D. Candidate, History, UNC Chapel Hill When: Thursday March 20th, 2:30pm Where: Alamance Community College, Auditorium Sponsored by: The Learning Resources Center, ACC Email jfink@email.unc.edu with questions or comments! This will be a multimedia presentation of ...

  • Creating an NC Economy That Works for All, March 26, 2014, Duke University

    March 17, 2014

    On March 26, 2014, economists and policy experts came together for a panel discussion on the state of North Carolina’s economy & the role of public policy in supporting an economy that works for all. Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research was the keynote speaker, and was joined by 5 ...

  • Public Education, Then and Now, March 26, 2014, NC State University

    March 16, 2014

    SNCF Members David Zonderman and Kat Charron participated in a forum on public education, exploring the development of public education in North Carolina, changes that have occurred in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and the outlook for public education in North Carolina over the coming years. Other speakers included Susanna Lee and Meghan Manfra. The ...

  • Op-Ed Workshop, co-sponsored by Women AdvaNCe, March 22, UNC-Chapel Hill

    March 12, 2014

    Op-Ed Workshop, co-sponsored by Women AdvaNCe Saturday, March 22, 9 am – 12 noon (registration and light breakfast at 9 am, workshop begins at 9:30 am) Hamilton 569, UNC-Chapel Hill Workshop leader: Karen Kemp, Assistant Dean for Communications and Marketing at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy Click here to register! Do you want to share your research with a broader audience?  Have you ...

  • Ms. Public Intellectual: Engaged Feminist Scholarship in Theory and Practice, March 20, UNC-Chapel Hill

    March 12, 2014

    Ms. Public Intellectual: Engaged Feminist Scholarship in Theory and Practice Thursday, March 20, 4:30-6:30 pm, Hyde Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill Scan the op-ed page of any newspaper, and you’ll see that men account for 80 to 90% of the bylines. This example, among others, has provoked lively debate in the past decade, often focused on the question of ...

  • NC Sociological Society Annual Meeting, April 2, 2014, Charlotte, NC

    March 7, 2014

    The North Carolina Sociological Association (NCSA) annual meeting will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 2nd at the downtown Marriott City Center. The NCSA meeting will run for one day from 8:00am to 5:00pm and will be followed by the Southern Sociological Society annual conference beginning on Thursday. SNCF is particularly excited about a session on the ...

  • Public History as Civic Responsibility, April 5, 2014, NC State University

    March 5, 2014

    On April 5, 2014, the Department of History at NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina will host a one-day conference on Public History as Civic Responsibility. With a keynote address by Cathy Stanton, author of The Lowell Experiment: Public History in a Post-Industrial Town, the conference will explore public history as activism and engagement. A reception ...

  • SNCF Hosts Quarterly Meeting with Rodney Ellis of NCAE, February 2014

    February 26, 2014

    SNCF recently hosted their quarterly meeting with NCAE President Rodney Ellis. We had a fabulous turnout with around 50 members from across the state, including groups from Charlotte, East Carolina, and the Triad. In the wake of the meeting, SNCF members divided into local outreach groups to organize forums on the importance of public education and ...

  • Better Choices for NC, November 12, 5:30-7 PM, UNCW School of Business

    November 5, 2013

    On November 12, 2013, from 5:30-7PM, the North Carolina Justice Center and other North Carolina-based organizations will host a Town Hall event in Wilmington: North Carolina needs our policymakers to make better choices to prosper. The past year has seen significant policy changes that will impact everyday North Carolinians and communities from across the state. Join ...

  • Save the Date: The Future of Women’s Health in NC, November 4, 2013

    October 25, 2013

    We’re pleased to share information regarding the upcoming event “The Future of Women’s Health in North Carolina.” The event will be hosted by the Sanford Health Policy Club and Sanford Women in Policy (SWP) of Duke University. We encourage all of our supporters to consider attending this discussion about the recent legislative changes to reproductive ...

  • October 29, 2013 @ 5:30 PM: “More Than a Voter ID Bill: The Significance of North Carolina’s Monster Voting Law.”

    October 21, 2013

    On October 29, 2013 the Triangle African American History Colloquium (TAAHC) and graduate students from Scholars for North Carolina’s Future (SNCF) held a roundtable discussion about North Carolina’s new Voter ID bill. “More Than a Voter ID Bill: The Significance of North Carolina’s Monster Voting Law” was a roundtable discussion led by Michael Crowell, UNC Professor of Public Law ...

  • October 21, 2013: Lecture by SNCF Affiliate Stephen Boyd at ZSR Library @ Wake Forest University

    October 14, 2013

    On October 21, 2013 from 2-5 PM, SNCF Affiliate Stephen Boyd (Easley Professor of Religion, Wake Forest University) will give a lecture at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library on the campus of Wake Forest University. The lecture entitled “Moral Mondays and Dr. King’s Dream of a Multi-Racial Human Rights Movement” is part of a Forum on ...

  • Watch the Moral Monday Panel Discussion On-line

    October 14, 2013

    On September 19, 2013, SNCF hosted “Moral Mondays: Scholars Speak Out on North Carolina’s New Social Movement” on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The event was attended by upwards of 200 community members and culminated in a lively discussion about the impact the movement has had and will continue ...

  • Moral Mondays: Scholars Speak Out on North Carolina’s New Social Movement

    August 29, 2013

    Join us September 19, from 5:30-7pm at UNC’s FedEx Global Education Center in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium. Scholars of social movements and North Carolina history and politics will reflect on the questions: in what ways is this movement rooted in the past; in what ways is it a new direction; and what does historical experience ...

  • 2013 North Carolina Women’s Summit

    August 29, 2013

    We invite you to join Women AdvaNCe and the Southern Oral History Project for the 2013 NC Women’s Summit. The event entitled “Ms. Behaving: How NC Women Make History!” will be held on October 15, 2013 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Carolina Club on the campus of the University of North Carolina ...

  • “Story of America: A Nation Divided”

    July 25, 2013

    JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL FILM SCREENING AND TOWN HALL The North Carolina Justice Center and Story of America present: Story of America: A Nation Divided A Film Screening and Town Hall with Documentary Filmmakers and Social Activists Annabel Park and Eric Byler Thursday, August 8th, 2013 Motorco Music Hall 723 Rigsbee Ave. Durham, NC Event starts at 7:00 p.m. Register Now! In an upcoming documentary film with North ...

  • Save Our State: Scholars Speak out on the Destructive Course Pursued by the NC Legislature

    April 22, 2013

    Join us for a public forum to sound a scholarly alarm about the policy direction being pursued by the new North Carolina General Assembly.  Policies proposed and enacted will have devastating effects on North Carolina’s legacy of inclusive democracy and promotion of widespread prosperity.  This event is an offshoot of the heavily publicized and attended ...

  • None of the Above: Dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline

    March 26, 2013

    Please join Hidden Voices; Duke Center for Civic Engagement; the Program in Education; Narratives of Development; and Information Sciences & Information Studies for a special works-in-progress preview of our current project, None of the Above: Dismantling the school to prison pipeline  April 22, 6:30 – 8 pm at the Nasher Museum.  2001 Campus Drive, Durham, ...

  • Grassroots Organizing and Activism: A Panel Event on Upholding Social Justice from a Community Organizer Perspective

    March 26, 2013

    When: Tuesday, April 2 from 12:15-1:30 Where: Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium, UNC-CH School of Social Work Who: For anyone committed to social justice! Join the Social Justice Caucus from the UNC-CH School of Social Work for an afternoon panel event in the TTK Auditorium from 12:15-1:30 to hear from local community organizers about their grassroots perspectives on activism, social justice and engagement in political action. The ...

  • Save Our State: Scholars Speak Out on North Carolina’s New Direction

    March 12, 2013

    SPNC will host an emergency forum on March 28th at 5 p.m. at The Sanford School of Public Policy, Room 04.  Please RSVP by clicking here. FREE PARKING will be available at the Sanford School lot on Science Drive beginning at 4:30 p.m. If you can not make the event you can live stream from here. The forum ...

  • Faith, Fairness and Taxes

    February 28, 2013

    March 18th 12:00 p.m. at the Benson Student Center-401 B&C The luncheon will feature a keynote presentation by Susan Hamill from University of Alabama Law School. Since completing her masters in theological studies degree at the Beeson Divinity School of Sanford University, her scholarship has focused on evaluating tax policy under the moral principles of Judeo-Christian ...

  • SPNC Meeting, February 8th

    December 21, 2012

    As we begin look ahead to next semester, please save the date for our next meeting on Friday February 8th at 2pm. We will meet at the Center for Documentary Studies on Duke Campus with a networking reception to follow at Parizade Bar. This meeting will be both fun and informative, exploring pressing issues that North ...

  • Duke “Civic Thursdays” Lunchtime panel discussion on Criminal Justice Issues, November 29, 2012

    November 16, 2012

    Duke Center for Civic Engagement will host a lunchtime panel discussion on Criminal Justice Issues.  The event is hosted on Duke’s campus in Perkins 218.  Lunch is provided! http://dcce.civic.duke.edu/civic-thursdays

  • SPNC Meeting, September 14, 2-5pm (RSVP Required)

    September 6, 2012

    As your calendars are filling in, please remember to save Friday Sept. 14 from 2-5 p.m. for the fall statewide meeting of Scholars for a Progressive North Carolina. We’ll meet in the main conference room of  the North Carolina Justice Center,  at 224 South Dawson St. in Raleigh (map below), to be followed by a ...

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