Series is part of statewide investigative reporting collaboration by NC media outlets
The statewide investigative news nonprofit organization, Carolina Public Press, will hold a statewide series of community Newmakers forums on women’s health and safety issues, with a focus on sexual assault, in North Carolina.
The free and public forums, Unbalanced Justice: Sexual Assault in NC, will be held in:
- Fayetteville, from 6-8 p.m., March 19, Studio 215, 215 Williams Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina
- Raleigh, from 6-8 p.m., March 20, Southern Wake Campus – Wake Tech, 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, North Carolina
- Charlotte, from 6-8 p.m., March 26, Central Piedmont Community College, Belk Center for Justice (CJ) – Room 131, 11920 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville, North Carolina
The forums will include the results a six-month long reporting project investigating the rates of sexual assault convictions in North Carolina. The investigation, led by Carolina Public Press, is a result of collaborative reporting done with The Fayetteville Observer, The (Raleigh) News & Observer, Winston-Salem Journal, WLOS News 13, WRAL-TV, and WUNC North Carolina Public Radio.
The statewide reporting series is currently scheduled to be published in March.
In addition to discussions about the collaboration’s findings, the forums will also feature conversations with community organizations, state leaders and policy makers, law enforcement and prosecutors, survivors and others about concerns about and possible solutions to reporting, investigating, prosecuting and convicting perpetrators of a sexual assault in North Carolina.
For more information on how to sponsor, attend or comment on the series, contact Carolina Public Press at 828-774-5290 or email Stephanie Carson, News and Community Partnerships Manager, at email@example.com.