Voices of Change: Contested Citizenship Conference to Be Held at Meredith Sept. 9-10

Meredith College will host the Voices of Change: Contested Citizenship Conference on September 9-10, 2022. Advance Carolina, NC Black Alliance, and Meredith College are the conference sponsors.

The free, in-person conference will provide a collaborative educational, action-oriented space for those who want to study and support the voices of Black women and women of color seeking to bring change to the political system in the United States, starting with North Carolina. Register here

The conference schedule includes a keynote address by Emancipate NC Executive Director Dawn Blagrove on Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. This will be followed on Saturday, Sept. 10 with a full day of sessions focused on Contested Political Power: Voting; Reproductive Justice and Individual Rights; and Environmental Justice. View the full schedule

Graduates of the Voices of Change Political Institute will also be celebrated during the program. The Institute helps to prepare Black women and women of color to seek appointed or elected office in North Carolina. 

This event is presented as part of a grant from the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, administered by the Council of Independent Colleges and the Gilder-Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University.

The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Meals will be provided. College students are especially encouraged to attend.

Register online at

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