Gene R. Nichol | 'Indecent Assembly' (online)
This event will be hosted via Zoom Webinar.
In conversation with Tim Tyson, author of The Blood of Emmett Till, Blood Done Sign My Name
Nichol describes, in stark and riveting detail, the General Assembly’s work since 2013. This includes legislation that essentially declared a “war on poor people,” codified racism, limited women’s reproductive freedom, declared disdain for LGBTQ folks, diminished voting rights as well as public education and environmental protections, and challenged the independence of the courts.
"The war is still raging. And Gene Nichol's still fighting." —John Grisham
Gene R. Nichol is a law professor, commentator, and author of The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina: Stories from Our Invisible Citizens. He was director of the UNC Poverty Center until it was closed by the UNC Board of Governors for publishing articles critical of the then governor and General Assembly. Since 2015, his research has been supported by the North Carolina Poverty Research Fund.
With a foreword from Rev. William Barber, leader of the national Poor People’s Campaign, and Timothy B. Tyson, civil rights historian and author of The Blood of Emmett Till and Blood Done Sign My Name, this work is a lively and fiery handbook for those who want to understand the current state of North Carolina politics—and for those who might soon be facing similar initiatives in their own states.
"The war is still raging. And Gene Nichol]'s still fighting." --John Grisham
* Longlisted for the National Book Award * Winner of the Robert F.