Posted on September 21, 2015 (November 29, 2018) Share: Free Speech For People in partnership with Democracy North Carolina The Institute For Southern Studies North Carolina Voters For Clean Elections Southern Coalition for Social Justice and the American Constitution Society law student chapters at Duke Law School, NCCU School of Law, and UNC School of Law Invite you to attend a special forum entitled “Money In Politics as a Civil Rights Issue”, hosted at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, North Carolina. Big money interests increasingly dominate our election process and threaten the basic promise of American democracy: political equality for all. Like the poll tax of the past, today’s campaign finance system operates as a barrier to equal and meaningful participation in the political process. This special forum addressed the question of money in politics from a civil rights perspective. WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 6:30-8:30 pm WHERE: Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham, NC 27701 (approximately 15 minutes walking distance from NCCU) SPEAKERS: Nicole Austin-Hillery of Brennan Center for Justice North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley Professor Guy-Uriel Charles of Duke Law School Chris Kromm of the Institute for Southern Studies North Carolina State Senator Floyd McKissick, Jr. This conversation was moderated by Bob Hall, Executive Director of Democracy North Carolina. DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER HERE Clic here for more information on how Free Speech For People is advancing new scholarship through legal advocacy.