2020 North Carolina Public HBCU Participatory Project (PRP)
The Participatory Redistricting Project (PRP) will have three important components: (1) a partnership between the Department of Political Science, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the National Conference of Black Political Scientists ; (2) mapmaking workshops at North Carolina’s public HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities); and (3) outreach to community groups adjacent to the campuses.
It is designed to provide students the requisite skills to advocate for campus and community engagement in the redistricting processes subsequent to the 2020 Census and the next round of reapportionment. Moreover, community advocates will be equipped with data and maps that align with their interests. Students engaged in redistricting as community organizers and map makers, along with informed grassroots organizations, would significantly democratize the redistricting process.