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Previous Livestreams

Dontae Sharpe's Journey for Justice
Press conference and Petition Delivery
Friday, July 9th at 11 am EST

Supporters, activists, and social justice organizations gathered in Raleigh to urge state officials to add Dontae Sharpe to the growing list of others who have been granted pardons in recent months, after serving time for wrongful convictions. Mr. Sharpe was fully exonerated in 2019.

NC Second Chance Alliance Virtual Day of Advocacy
May 18th, 2021

After the major success of our 2019 Lobby Day, we reconvened virtually in 2021 to continue pushing for policies that reduce barriers to successful reentry and provide increased access to opportunities for people directly impacted by the criminal legal system.

Unlock Our Vote NC Campaign Press Conference
August 13th, 2020

Forward Justice partnered with leading civil rights organizations in the state of North Carolina, including the NC NAACP and members of the NC Second Chance Alliance, to launch the Unlock Our Vote Campaign. Through the Community Success Initiative v. Moore litigation, the campaign aims to restore voting rights to nearly 60,000 people previously convicted of felonies- while simultaneously engaging the community through targeted voter education and registration efforts.

NC Faith Leadership Virtual Press Conference on
COVID 19 Recovery Plan
April 4th, 2020

In advance of the start of the NC legislative session, African American faith, public health, and civil rights leaders address the moral crisis confronting the state around the COVID-19 pandemic, and demand immediate bold action to confront this crisis.