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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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The Chronicle writes about HLP's first event of the semester

The Hart Leadership Program hosted its first event of the semester Monday evening. Titled "Remembering White Supremacy," it featured several members of the Durham City-County Committee on Confederate Monuments and Memorials. The committee's co-chairs Robin Kirk, who is faculty co-chair of the Duke Human Rights Center, and Charmaine McKissick-Melton, an associate professor of mass communications…

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The Forced Return - podcast on immigration

Maggie Loredo and Adriana Figueroa visited the Sanford School recently to talk about the impacts of immigration policy in the United States and Mexico. Maggie is the founder of Otros Dreams en Accion, an organization that helps those who have been deported to Mexico get familiarized with their new home. Adriana is a returnee born…

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