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 will address the question of money in politics from a civil rights perspective.

Free Speech For People, in partnership with Democracy North CarolinaThe Institute For Southern StudiesNorth 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.

Thursday, October 15


For more event information and to download the event flyer, click here

Your RSVP is requested. Please contact Oske Buckley [email protected] with any questions.

Event Speakers

Nicole Austin-Hillery of the 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 will be moderated by Bob Hall, Executive Director of Democracy North Carolina.


Hayti Heritage Center
804 Old Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27701