Racial Justice in North Carolina the Focus of Two Events at Duke University

Free events Feb. 17, Feb. 24 are open to the public

Two February events at Duke University will address the status and future of voting rights and incarceration of minorities in North Carolina.The Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholarship events are Monday, Feb. 17, and Monday, Feb. 24. Both are free and open to the public.The scholarship program is named after Duke's first African-American student body president, who died in a vehicle accident during his sophomore year. The merit scholarship is given to exemplary students of African descent. Monday, Feb. 17Part I: Voting Rights in N.C.: Equal Protection Under the Law?Time: 6:30 p.m.Location: Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke's East CampusThis event will include a screening of "Section 5," a documentary film produced in part by Reggie Howard Scholar Ernie Britt that examines the impact of the Voting Rights Act in Kinston, N.C. A panel discussion with Duke faculty and Durham organizations that work on voting rights education will follow.Monday, Feb. 24Part II: Mass Incarceration in N.C.Time: 6:30 p.m.Location: Westbrook Building Room 0016, Duke Divinity SchoolA panel discussion with Duke faculty and Durham leaders will address the effects of the state's prison system and ways of resisting racial and class discrimination within the justice system.For more information on Reggie Day 2014 and the Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholars program, visit http://www.reggies.duke.edu/.