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There have been a number of candidate forums for candidates in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. We are in the process of creating transcripts for some of these, and will post them as they are available.

Democratic forum for Chapel Hill candidates

The Democratic Women of Orange County, UNC YoungDems, and the African American Caucus of Orange County cohosted a forum for Democratic candidates for Chapel Hill mayor and town council on September 14. It was not recorded. We wrote up what we learned.

Landings at Winmore forum for Carrboro and school board candidates

On September 16, the Landings Tenant Association at Winmore held a forum for Carrboro Town Council candidates and school board candidates for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools school board.

Ms. Makeda Ma’at, the president and founder of the Landings Tenant Association, writes “In attendance was Carrboro Mayor candidate Barbara Foushee and Carrboro Town Council candidate Catherine Fray….also Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools Board of Education candidates: Solomon Gibson III, Taylor Tally, Meredith Ballew, Renee Peet, Allison Willis Holley, Ashton Powell, Deon Temne and Honoria Middough. Many topics were discussed such as: affordable housing security, tenant rights, safe schools, and the candidate’s vision and priorities of their service. All candidates seemed dedicated to community service for all people. It was a lively discussion and very informative where they revealed that they are there to support a community wide vision that is inclusive regardless of socioeconomic status.

NEXT, the Community Empowerment Fund (CEF), IFC, and EMPOWERment, Inc. forum for Chapel Hill candidates

On September 19, NEXT, the Community Empowerment Fund (CEF), IFC, and EMPOWERment, Inc. cohosted a candidate forum for the Chapel Hill Town Council candidates. You can watch it below.

Siembra UNC

On September 20, Siembra UNC hosted a candidate forum for Chapel Hill candidates. The forum was livestreamed on their Instagram page. We have requested a copy of this forum and will post when it is available.

NEXT, the Community Empowerment Fund (CEF), IFC, and EMPOWERment, Inc for Carrboro candidates

On September 21, NEXT, the Community Empowerment Fund (CEF), IFC, and EMPOWERment, Inc. cohosted a candidate forum for the Carrboro Town Council candidates. You can watch it below.

UNC Young Dems candidate forum for Chapel Hill candidates

On September 26, the UNC Young Dems hosted a candidates forum for Chapel Hill candidates. It is available to stream on their Instagram page.

El Centro Hispano candidate forum for Carrboro candidates

On September 27, El Centro Hispano hosted a candidate forum for Carrboro candidates. You can watch it on their Facebook page.

Chinese School meet and greet for Chapel Hill candidates

On September 30, the Chinese School at Chapel Hill hosted a meet and greet for Chapel Hill candidates. When this video becomes available, we will post it.

Democratic forum for Carrboro candidates

The Democratic Women of Orange County, UNC YoungDems, and the African American Caucus of Orange County cohosted a forum for Democratic candidates for Carrboro mayor and town council on October 12. It was not recorded.

School board forum

On October 16, a candidate forum was held for school board candidates (available at that link.) It was co-sponsored by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) PTA Council, Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP Branch Education Committee, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Association of Educators, El Centro Hispano, and League of Women Voters.

Unrecorded forums

Other forums included the Chamber of Commerce breakfast for all candidates (10/3), a forum at the Cedars of Chapel Hill (10/9) for Chapel Hill candidates, a forum at Carol Woods (10/17) for Chapel Hill candidates. A candidate forum from the UNC student group Build Up will be posted once the video is available.

If there are additional forums we’ve missed, please email [email protected] and we’ll add them.

Melody Kramer is a Peabody-award winning journalist whose work has appeared on NPR and member stations around the country, as well as in publications ranging from National Geographic to Esquire Magazine....