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RightsWatch: Voting

Date

Nov 02 2017

Time

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Location

Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

RightsWatch - Voting Rights

RightsWatch: Voting Rights

With Guy-Uriel Charles, Rob Schofield, and Emily Seawell

The RightsWatch Series began in Spring 2017 and continues in Fall 2017. On November 2, we’ll hold a discussion about law, history, and advocacy surrounding voting rights in the United States and in North Carolina. Panelists include Duke Law professor Guy-Uriel Charles, Rob Schofield of NC Policy Watch, and Emily Seawell of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. Over the next four years, we are likely to witness dramatic changes in how the US government sees and treats fundamental rights. RightsWatch seeks to bring Duke scholars and activists in conversation about the rights debates that will shape the future. These panels are designed to comment on a fast-moving political scene while at the same time engaging in civil — and deeply civic — conversation.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Duke Human Rights Center @ the Franklin Humanities Institute.

Speakers

Guy-Uriel Charles

Duke Law

Guy-Uriel Charlies is the Edward and Ellen Marie Schwarzman Professor of Law and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research at Duke Law. Professor Charles is the founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics. He is an expert in and frequent public commentator on constitutional…...

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Rob Schofield

NC Policy Watch

Rob Schofield is the Director of Research at NC Policy Watch – a special news and commentary project of the North Carolina Justice Center. He joined the project in 2006 and has more than three decades of experience as a lawyer, lobbyist, writer and trainer. At Policy Watch, Rob conducts…...

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Emily Seawell

Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Emily Seawell is a voting rights staff attorney with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, a nonpartisan nonprofit law firm in Durham. As a staff attorney, she has been involved in recent litigation challenging voter suppression and redistricting laws in North Carolina and across the South on behalf of clients…...

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