September 13, 2016

This week’s show will highlight the great programming to be offered that evening during the Opening Program of the African American Women and the Law Conference at the National Education Association at 6:00 p.m. We will also look at the outrageous efforts of too many North Carolina counties to defy the recent 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in NAACP v, McCrory which invalidated the State’s voter suppression bill on the grounds that it was racially discriminatory. Our special guests include Geeta Kapur, lead attorney for the Moral Monday protests and members of the National Planning Committee of the African American Women and the Law Conference.

On July 29, 2016, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, issued a scathing opinion finding that the State of North Carolina had adopted a bill with numerous restrictive voting provisions with the intent to discriminate against African Americans. Sadly, in response to this decision a number of counties are devising schemes to avert the court’s decision such as cutting early voting and “Souls to the Polls” Sunday. Others have engaged in voter roll purging while refusing to inform voters of their rights.

We will discuss strategies for protecting the voters of North Carolina by both challenging these measures, educating and mobilizing our communities.

This week will mark the return of the African American Women and the Law Conference after 16 years of absence. During the show, we will preview the major speakers of the conference, the 15 workshops, the Opening Program, the luncheon and the Closing Plenary. Our guests will share their perspectives on what should be contained in the African American Women Legal and Public Policy Agenda. For more information see @AAWLC2016 on Twitter and @AAWLC on Facebook.

You do not want to miss this show!

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Geeta Kapur

Attorney Geeta Kapur is a proud native of Nakuru, Kenya. After graduating from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel […]