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PEP Fellows create audio documentary about ethical representation for Asian Americans in media

For their project as part of the Democracy Lab course, Political Engagement Project Fellows Erin Lee, Catherine Martinez, and Julianna Rennie sought to answer the question: what is ethical representation and how do we practice it? The group interviewed different members of the community to produce an audio documentary featuring a variety of perspectives and…

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Profiles in Leadership: Erin Lee, Catherine Martinez, and Julianna Rennie, PEP '20

By Thalia Halloran This post is part of a series called Profiles in Leadership, chronicling the extraordinary endeavors of our students during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.   Political Engagement Project fellows Erin Lee, Catherine Martinez, and Julianna Rennie (PEP ’20, PPS’21) didn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic stop their fascinating work on immigration and representation. Before…

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Director Gunther Peck featured in article on student voting

HLP Director Gunther Peck is featured in an article in the 9th Street Journal about student participation in Durham's 2019 municipal elections. This year, Durham residents elected a mayor, members of the city council, and decided whether to support an Affordable Housing bond. Peck advocated for Duke to provide free Lyft rides for students to go…

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The Chronicle covers HLP's "Organizing Beyond Elections" Event

With the help of student leaders, the Hart Leadership Program hosted a panel on Monday evening moderated by the Atlantic's Vann Newkirk (@fivefiths on Twitter). The event, "Organizing Beyond Elections," featured local and campus scholars, elected officials, and activists about how organizing continues after elections are over. Newkirk interviewed panelists whose expertise and background covers…

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