NC Policy Watch presents a special Crucial Conversation luncheon:
An expert panel discusses the state of North Carolina’s infamous discrimination law on its one-year anniversary
Amazingly, Thursday, March 23 marks the one-year anniversary of HB2 – the LGBTQ discrimination law that will forever be known by the name it received during a special one-day kangaroo session of the General Assembly.
When it passed, it seemed almost unbelievable that supposedly responsible state officials would take such harmful and poorly thought out ideas from the “back of the envelope” to state law in less than 12 hours. A year later, it seems downright surreal. Tragically, however, that’s what really happened and North Carolinians of all stripes have been paying the price ever since as the state has become a national and international pariah.
Today, despite the best efforts of the state’s new Governor, Roy Cooper, the law remains on the books and the damage to the state continues. So what now? Where do things stand? What’s next? When will this stain finally be removed?
Join us Thursday March 23 at 12:00 p.m. as we explore these questions and others with an expert panel that will include Chris Brook, Legal Director of the ACLU of North Carolina, Ames Simmons, Lobbyist and Director of Transgender Policy at Equality NC and Rick Glazier, Executive Director of the North Carolina Justice Center, and John White VP of Public Policy of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear the latest information on this controversial matter.
When: Thursday March 23, at noon — Box lunches will be available at 11:45 a.m.
Where: The North Carolina Association of Educators Building, 700 S. Salisbury St. in downtown Raleigh.
Space is limited – pre-registration required.
Cost: $10, admission includes a box lunch.
Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or firstname.lastname@example.org