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Crucial Conversation — A year after the Charleston tragedy: Growing hope for saner anti-gun violence policies

It’s been nearly a year since the horrific tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina in which nine attendees at a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church were shot down and murdered on June 17, 2015. Sadly, for many Americans, the Charleston church shooting has quickly become lost in a seeming blizzard of such catastrophes. Sandy Hook, Virginia, Tech, San Bernardino – the list of American mass shootings seems to go on without end.

And yet, as we approach the one year anniversary of Charleston, there are frequent and significant flickers of life in the movement for saner gun laws. Not only does polling continue to indicate large, growing and, in some cases, overwhelming public support for tougher and smarter laws, there is clear evidence that the grassroots movement is finding significant new energy. Here in North Carolina, we see this newfound energy and activism in the work of groups like North Carolinians Against Gun Violence and the North Carolina Council of Churches, which will be sponsoring a “Stand Up Sabbath” in congregations throughout North Carolina on the weekend of June 18-19.

Join us as we discuss these and several other encouraging developments...

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Crucial Conversation — The Merrick Garland nomination and its implications for the U.S. Supreme Court

N.C. Policy Watch presents a special Crucial Conversation luncheon:

A conversation with nationally acclaimed scholar, author and commentator Michael Gerhardt: The Merrick Garland nomination and its implications for the U.S. Supreme Court

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Crucial Conversation — Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts on the state’s decision to overturn her city’s nondiscrimination ordinance

N.C. Policy Watch invites you to a special Crucial Conversation luncheon: Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts on the state’s decision to overturn her city’s nondiscrimination ordinance Click here to register In this most volatile of election years, there have ...
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Crucial Conversation (Charlotte) — Immigrants in North Carolina: Where do things stand? Where do we go from here?

N.C. Policy Watch invites you to a special Charlotte Crucial Conversation: Featuring Patrick McHugh of the N.C. Budget & Tax Center and Raul Pinto of the N.C. Justice Center’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Click here to register ...
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Crucial Conversation — A conversation with Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling

N.C. Policy Watch presents the first Crucial Conversation luncheon of 2016: Click here to register With the 2016 election campaign already well underway and early voting for the March 15 North Carolina primary scheduled to commence March 3, ...
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Crucial Conversation — Immigrants in North Carolina: Where do things stand? Where do we go from here?

NC Policy Watch presents the final Crucial Conversation luncheon of 2015: Featuring Patrick McHugh of the N.C. Budget & Tax Center and Raul Pinto of the N.C. Justice Center’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Click here to register ...
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Crucial Conversation — Closing the health coverage gap for North Carolinians living with substance use disorders

N.C. Policy Watch presents a Crucial Conversation luncheon Featuring Dr. Lonise Bias of the Len and Jay Bias Association and Jeff Matkins of Insight Human Services. Click here to register North Carolina, along with every other state, has ...
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Crucial Conversation — The problem of race-based policing: Can we finally overcome it?

NC Policy Watch presents a very special Crucial Conversation luncheon Featuring Professor Frank Baumgartner of UNC Chapel Hill, Orange and Chatham County Public Defender James Williams and Fayetteville Police Chief Harold Medlock Click here to register A recent ...
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Crucial Conversation — For-profit colleges: A helpful solution or part of what ails higher education?

NC Policy Watch presents a Crucial Conversation luncheon Featuring Barmak Nassirian, Director of Federal Relations and Policy Analysis for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Click here to register The rapid growth of for-profit colleges is ...
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Crucial Conversation — Sweepstakes industry corruption: How far does it go? What should be done?

NC Policy Watch presents a Crucial Conversation luncheon — Sweepstakes industry corruption: How far does it go? What should be done? Click here to register Featuring Bob Hall, Executive Director of Democracy North Carolina It’s been almost a ...
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Crucial Conversation — Caring for Caregivers (with Rep. Yvonne Holley)

NC Policy Watch presents a Crucial Conversation luncheon — Caring for Caregivers: The importance of quality wages for ensuring quality care Click here to register Like the rest of the nation, North Carolina is quickly aging. Within 35 ...
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Crucial Conversation — Is the death penalty broken beyond repair in North Carolina?

NC Policy Watch presents a Crucial Conversation luncheon — Is the death penalty broken beyond repair in North Carolina? Click here to register Featuring Gretchen Engel, Ken Rose and Kristin Collins of the North Carolina Center for Death ...
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Crucial Conversation — Will lawmakers bust North Carolina’s clean energy boom?

NC Policy Watch presents a Crucial Conversation luncheon — Will lawmakers bust North Carolina’s clean energy boom? Click here to register Featuring Ivan Urlaub, Executive Director of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association As has been reported recently ...
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Crucial Conversation — What’s the matter with Kansas (and what can North Carolina do to avoid it)?

NC Policy Watch presents a Crucial Conversation luncheon — What’s the matter with Kansas (and what can North Carolina do to avoid it)? Featuring former Kansas lawmaker and state Budget Director Duane Goosen and Annie McKay, Executive Director ...
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Crucial Conversation – Can this coastline be saved?

NC Policy Watch presents a Crucial Conversation luncheon — Can this coastline be saved? Offshore drilling and what it will likely mean for North Carolina’s beaches and wetlands Click here to register Recently, the U.S. Department of the ...
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