What do Moral Mondays mean? How do they fit in with past social movements? Why were more than 900 people willing to be arrested?
A panel of scholars will discuss this issue on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC Chapel Hill at 5:30 p.m.
This is almost certain to be a friendly look at the movement. It is being organized by Scholars for North Carolina's Future, formerly known as Scholars for Progressive North Carolina, a group that has been critical of the directions the Republican legislature has taken.
The panelists include Andy Andrews, sociology professor at UNC and author of a book on the Mississippi civil rights struggle; Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, a UNC history professor who specializes in Southern movements; Willie Jennings, a Duke theology professor; Nancy MacLean, a Duke history professor who has written about social movements; and Charles Van der Horst, a UNC professor of medicine. Moderating will be Jesse White, an adjunct professor of government at UNC and former head of the Southern Growth Policies Board.