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Triangle faculty to hold forum to discuss how legislature is damaging state

Some members of the Triangle's academic community have decided to speak out against what they see as harmful policies coming out of the legislature.

A group of scholars are planning a forum on March 28th at the Sanford School of Public Policy to discuss policy proposals that “that will damage North Carolina for decades to come.''

“Laws already passed and in the works will impede economic recovery, restrict democracy, stifle critical thought and undercut a century of reforms to promote opportunity, widely shared prosperity, and the common good,” the organizers said in a news release. “This radical u-turn in policy demands public scrutiny and discussion, which the forum aims to encourage.''

The forum will be moderated by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, a history professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Among the participants listed are William Hodding Carter III, professor of leadership and public policy at UNC-Chapel Hill, Katherine Charron, history professor at N.C. Central, Willie Jennings, a theology professor at Duke Divinity School, Robert Korstad, a professor of public policy and history at Duke, David Jolly, a professor of public health education at N.C. Central, Helen Ladd, a public policy and economics professor at Duke, Nancy MacLean, a history and public policy professor at Duke, and Gunther Peck, a history and public policy professor at Duke.

The forum is scheduled for 5 p.m.

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