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2021 Legislative Seminar

April 26 @ 11:00 am - April 30 @ 2:00 pm

Whether you are new to policy advocacy or have been engaged in this work for years, the Council’s Legislative Seminar offers a chance to learn about the important discussions during this 2021 General Assembly session. By refracting policy through the lens of faith, we can frame a different conversation that leads to meaningful change together.

The Seminar will be virtual this year with two workshops each day at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. lasting for one hour each.

Click here to register.

Our tentative schedule will be as follows:

  • Monday, April 26, 11 a.m.: Opening worship with a sermon by Bishop Valerie Melvin, Council Governing Board member and Regional Minister, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), with presentation of Faith Active in Public Life Award to Secretary Michael Regan, native of N.C. and recently confirmed as the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Monday, April 26, 1 p.m.: Making the Eco-Justice Connection
  • Tuesday, April 27, 11 a.m.: Gun Violence Prevention led by Becky Ceartas, Executive Director of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence
  • Tuesday, April 27, 1 p.m.: Immigration Policy led by David Fraccaro, Executive Director of FaithAction International House
  • Wednesday, April 28, 11 a.m.: Drug Policy in N.C. led by Michelle Mathis, Executive Director of Olive Branch Ministry
  • Wednesday, April 28, 1 p.m.: Voting Rights: The Struggle Continues led by Allison Riggs, Co-Executive Director, Programs; Chief Counsel for Voting Rights, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
  • Thursday, April 29, 11 a.m.: Tax & Budget/Finance Reform led Alexandra Sirota, Director of the Budget & Tax Center, N.C. Justice Center
  • Thursday, April 29, 1 p.m.: Healthcare policy
  • Friday, April 30, 11 a.m.: Current State of Public Education led by Bryan Proffitt, Vice President of North Carolina Association of Educators
  • Friday, April 30, 1 p.m.: Working for a Living Wage led by Tim Conder, Durham CAN (Congregations, Associations, and Neighborhoods)

Thanks to our sponsors: North Carolina Justice Center

We currently have several sponsorship options available. They range from $100 to $1,000 and offer significant exposure to those who are concerned with upcoming policies that will be in front of the General Assembly. For complete information, email info@ncchurches.org


April 26 @ 11:00 am
April 30 @ 2:00 pm
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