C2P Speakers


  • Robin Kirk, Faculty Co-Chair of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Chair of the Durham City-County Commission on Confederate Monuments and Memorials
  • Charmaine McKissick-Melton, Associate Professor of Mass Communications at North Carolina Central University, Chair of the Durham City-County Commission on Confederate Monuments and Memorials
  • Deondra Rose, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Member of the Durham City-County Commission on Confederate Monuments and Memorials
  • Vann Newkirk, Staff Writer for The Atlantic
  • Don Taylor, Professor of Public Policy
  • Mumbi Kanyogo, PPS ’19
  • Satana Deberry, Durham District Attorney
  • Jacob Bachmeier, Member of the Montana House of Representatives
  • Rachel Rubin, PPS ’19
  • Kate Fellman, Founder and Executive Director of You Can Vote


  • Kathy Tran, Delegate for Virginia’s 42nd House District
  • Sari Kaufman, Voting Advocate and student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
  • Anita Earls, Founder of The Southern Coalition for Social Justice
  • Maggie Loredo, Co-director of Otros Dreams en Accion


  • Ivan Parra, lead organizer for Durham CAN
  • Macon Phillips, Bureau Coordinator for International Information Programs at the U.S. Department of State


  • Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indianaman, (D-HI)
  • Joe Klein, Political writer
  • Patrick Murphy, MSNBC host and former Congressman (D-PA)
  • Tulsi Gabbard, Congresswoman
  • Heather Smith, former president of Rock the Vote


  • Steve Schewel, Durham City Councilman
  • Nicole Malliotakis, New York State Assemblywoman (R)
  • Jane Kim, Member of San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio


  • Nathan Daschle, Executive Director of the Democratic Governors Association
  • Tom Kean Jr., New Jersey State Senator (R)
  • Jennifer Beck, New Jersey State Senator (R)
  • Andrew Gillum, Tallahassee City Commissioner


  • Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark
  • Soren Dayton, Political writer
  • Luke Ravenstahl, Mayor of Pittsburgh


  • Harold Ford Jr., former Congressman (D-TN); Chair of the Democratic Leadership Council and Michael Steele, former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland; Chairman of GOPAC
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