On June 30, 2021 at 12:30 pm, the NC Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (NC CRED), the ACLU of North Carolina, and the Center for Death Penalty Litigation will co-sponsor a webinar focusing on the historic role of white elites, including judges and lawyers, in the movement to construct Confederate iconography across North Carolina and usher in Jim Crow-era policies. We will also discuss the importance of engaging lawyers in today’s Confederate monument removal efforts.
Monuments of Hate: Addressing the Racist Legacy and Impacts of Confederate Monuments in NC
The NC Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (NC CRED) and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law are co-sponsoring a webinar on Tuesday April 20th from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to review the law and how communities can continue to advocate for the removal of monuments to white supremacy. NC CRED recently launched a campaign to support and educate North Carolinians seeking to remove confederate monuments from courthouse squares in their communities. The goal is the removal of such monuments and other iconography of hatred from all court spaces.
No Justice No Peace: Confederate Monuments and the Fight for Racial Justice
Join the NC Council of Churches and the NC Commission on Racial & Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System (NC CRED) for a discussion with Dr. Karen L. Cox, author of No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice. Dr. Cox is an award-winning historian, Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, and professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Cox will lead conversation on her book as we learn together and mobilize to take meaningful action.
N.C. Groups Launch Campaign to Remove Confederate Monuments
Today, the North Carolina Commission on Racial Equity and Ethnic Disparities (NC CRED) launched a statewide campaign to remove Confederate monuments from courthouse grounds. The group asserts that the monuments, many of which were erected during the Jim Crow era, should no longer have a legitimate space in public property. The campaign’s goal is to identify, document the history of, and remove all Confederate Monuments currently erected on courthouse grounds in the state of North Carolina.
Reckoning with Racial Terror: Slavery, the Death Penalty, and Mass Incarceration
Racial terror has been a constant in American life. Although its form is ever-shifting, violence against Black people has always been the primary tool to enforce white supremacy. This symposium explored the death penalty and mass incarceration as two contemporary manifestations of the legacy of racial terror that began in slavery. You can watch the event recording via YouTube if you missed it.
2020 Virtual Symposium on Racial Equity | National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts
The National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts (NCREFC) is pleased to announce its 2020 Symposium on Racial Equity. The Symposium, which includes four distinct live webinars, will take place across two days — Friday, October 16, 2020 and Friday, November 13, 2020. The National Consortium is pleased to be able to offer this Symposium that is poised to consider critically important issues in the context of advancing racial equity and equal justice under the law. These webinars, which are open to the public, are offered free of charge; however, attendees are required to register in advance. The general program is as follows.
The Roles of Prosecutor and Public Defender in Criminal Justice Reform
Watch a Recording of the October 2 Symposium “The Roles of Prosecutor and Public Defender in Criminal Justice Reform,” presented by NC CRED.
National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts Calls for the Removal of Confederate Monuments
National Consortium, of which NC CRED is a member, calls for removal of Confederate monuments from courthouses and public spaces
NC CRED urges Supreme Court to establish a commission on racial discrimination in North Carolina jury selection
The longstanding and ongoing legacy of racial discrimination in jury selection is well documented in North Carolina.
Balancing The Scales: The Injustice of Confederate Monuments in Public Spaces
Watch a recording of the July 15 webinar, “Balancing the Scales: The Injustice of Confederate Monuments in Public Spaces,” presented by NC CRED.
Policing and Racial Justice: Where Do We Go from Here?
Watch a recording of the June 29 webinar “Policing and Racial Justice: Where Do We Go From Here?” presented by NC CRED.
Watch the Recording of the “Improving The Administration Of Justice By Eliminating Racial Inequality In The Criminal Justice System” webinar
Improving The Administration Of Justice By Eliminating Racial Inequality In The Criminal Justice System
NC CRED Statement on Gov Cooper’s Task Force for Racial Equity
NC CRED looks forward to working with Governor Cooper’s newly established Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice. Read our statement here.
Governor Cooper Establishes Task Force to Address Racial Inequity in the State Criminal Justice System
NC CRED among organizations to provide consultation to newly established Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice.
Chief Justice Beasley Addresses the Intersection of Justice and Protests around the State
“We must come together to firmly and loudly commit to the declaration that all people are created equal, and we must do more than just speak that truth. We must live it every day in our courtrooms. My pledge to you today is that we will.”
Thursday, May 14
11 AM to 12:30 PM
COVID-19: Implications of the Pandemic within the Criminal Justice System
An interactive, roundtable webinar presented by NC CRED
NC CRED Calls for Removal of Chief Justice Ruffin Portrait and Statue
The North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities (NC CRED) is calling on the North Carolina Supreme Court to remove the life-sized portrait of former Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin inside its courtroom as well as the statue of him outside the entrance to NC Court of Appeals.
ACLU, OTHER GROUPS URGE GOVERNOR COOPER TO PROTECT INCARCERATED PEOPLE & STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
NC CRED Board Chair James Williams receives the prestigious James McNeill Smith Jr. Award
Raise the Age Initiative Officially Becomes NC Law
Effective Dec. 1, 2019, 16 and 17 year old individuals who commit crimes in North Carolina are no longer automatically charged in the adult criminal justice system. NC CRED has […]
A statement on the formation of the Advisory Commission on Portraits by the by the NC Supreme Court:
“As a recent op-ed revealed in the News & Observer this week, the over-sized portrait of Thomas Ruffin, a 19th century NC Supreme Court Justice who strongly espoused pro-slavery views […]
150th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 14th Amendment
JOIN NC COMMISSION ON RACIAL & ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM FOR #DEFENDTHE14TH This event will inform participants of the historical implications of the 14th Amendment and how […]
NC-CRED, part of the ABA Racial Justice Improvement Project
The ABA Racial Justice Improvement Project, Halifax County, and the North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities (NCCRED) collaborated to work as the North Carolina Task Force in Halifax County. The Task Force focused on identifying discretionary decision points in the adjudication process that contributed to practices adversely impacting people of color and correcting such racially disparate practices.
Learning to Listen
The racial and ethnic disparities that mark our criminal justice system are as stark as they are real. African Americans make up a total of 22% of the North […]
“Criminal Justice Debt: Punishing the Poor in North Carolina” | Wednesday, May 15, 2018
NC-CRED to Co-sponsor Spotlight Conference: “Criminal Justice Debt: Punishing the Poor in North Carolina.” Please join us for this important discussion on ways to reform the criminal justice debt trap. Agenda and registration will be available soon.
ABA JusticeHack Durham, Saturday April 7, 2018
ABA JusticeHack Durham: “Unity in the Community: Diminishing Division and Creating Collaboration For Impact“ Saturday, April 7th, 2018 @ North Carolina Central University School of Law: 640 Nelson Street Durham, NC, 27707. […]
A Law Enforcement Perspective on Community Policing
On the afternoon of Saturday, August 12, as I sat on the couch at home watching CNN coverage, I began getting the calls. “Are we ready?” they asked. “What will […]
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Community Policing Symposium a Success
NC CRED, along with the Wake Forest University School of Law Criminal Justice Program, the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy, and the Wake Forest University Rethinking Community series, […]
Community-Centered Policing Symposium – Friday, November 3rd, 2017
This symposium, entitled New Law and Order: Working Towards Equitable and Community-Centered Policing in North Carolina, will be a full-day event meant to engage decision-making stakeholders-law enforcement professionals, district attorneys […]
Commission Calls for Immediate Removal of Confederate Artifacts
R E S O L U T I O N By the North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System on September 5, 2017: WHEREAS, […]
What are the first steps to dismantling mass incarceration?
At our October 1st Symposium: Understanding & Dismantling Mass Incarceration, we asked the audience members to tell us what they thought the most urgent issue regarding this large, overwhelming structure […]
Lessons from the Mass Incarceration Symposium
“If we continue to tell ourselves the popular myths about racial progress or, worse yet, if we say to ourselves that the problem of mass incarceration is just too big, […]
Pretrial Release Conference on Thursday, October 15, 2015
NC-CRED is co-sponsoring a Conference on Pretrial Release with the North Carolina Pretrial Services Association on October 15, 2015 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The event will feature nationally recognized experts […]
Understanding Mass Incarceration Symposium on Thursday, October 1st, 2015
THE SYMPOSIUM WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! Thanks to all who came out! The Symposium will now be held at the NC Bar Association at 8000 Weston Parkway in Cary. This […]