Moral Monday Protests
For the last several Mondays, planned protests have been happening at the North Carolina General Assembly and resulting in hundreds of arrests. These "Moral Monday" demonstrations have brought out thousands of people over the course of the last several weeks, who are protesting policies on many topics, from education, to taxes, and healthcare and more. The coalition of groups coordinating the protests, led by Rev. Dr. William Barber of the NC NAACP have implied that the protests won't stop until changes are made in the legislature. We'll talk about the Moral Monday movement, about the policies that are being challenged, about the number of people voluntarily being arrested in the protests and the chance these demonstrations will make change, when Charlotte Talks.
Dr. Eric Heberlig - Associate Professor of Political Science, UNC Charlotte
Dr. Michael Bitzer - WFAE's political blogger for The Party Line. Department Chair and Associate Professor of Politics and History at Catawba College. He's also acting Provost at Catawba College
Professor Jedediah Purdy - Duke University Law Professor who was arrested and then wrote an article for Huffington Post about the experience.