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Celebrating Students’ Vision for a New Democracy: The “Why Vote?” Challenge

As part of our effort to uplift student voices during this important election season, the Hart Leadership Program was delighted to host the Why Vote? Video Challenge.  A total of eighty-eight Duke students participated in the spring and fall contests, submitting seventy-one 30-second videos aimed at convincing non-voters to vote. The non-partisan messages spoke to…

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Organizing in the Digital Age the topic of semester's final public event

The Hart Leadership Program capped off its semester of Connect2Politics events with a discussion of the uses of data for organizing Monday evening. The student moderated discussion featured featuring Amy Cox and Briana Brough, co-founders of Flip NC, and Karthik Balasubramanian Pratt ‘07, an assistant professor at Howard University and founder of the 14 Cities initiative. Panelists…

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Jillian Johnson PPS'03 speaks to Lead the Way Durham about Participatory Budgeting

This week, Mayor Pro Tempore Jillian Johnson PPS'03 joined HLP Associate Director Lalita Kaligotla's Lead the Way Durham class to talk about the city's experience with participatory budgeting. Kaligotla opened her class to other students and Sanford community members interested in the subject. Ultimately, approximately 35 people attended the event. Earlier this year, all Durham…

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