This year's community debates, in partnership with the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership, are on criminal justice issues.

Amid protests for racial and social justice after the murder of George Floyd in 2020, calls for reform of law enforcement and how they administer justice.

Loretta Boniti hosts experts to explore both sides of the issue at Wake Technicial Community College.


  • Senator Amy Scott Galey, (R) Alamance County
  • Senator Mujtaba Mohammed, (D) Mecklenburg County
  • Kerwin Pittman, Emancipate NC
  • Sheriff Clarence F. Birkhead, Durham County