J.D. Vance’s powerful memoir has sparked a national debate about personal responsibility, economic inequality, the 2016 election, and the widening cultural and political gap between rural and urban. Metro areas are growing, thriving, and increasingly progressive. Struggling small towns and rural communities say their values and opportunities are under attack.
Those tensions are alive and well in the Tar Heel State. What explains the disconnect? Can public policy reverse the trend? Can elected officials help bridge the divide? Join us April 4 at N.C. State University, with reporter and columnist Salena Zito and bestselling author J.D. Vance.
More on our speakers:
J.D. Vance is an investor, commentator, and author of the #1 New York Times best seller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Salena Zito is a reporter, columnist, host of SIRIUS XM POTUS Channel Main Street meets the Beltway, and the author of the upcoming book; The Great Revolt; Inside the populist coalition shaping American politics.
This event is hosted by the Carolina Partnership For Reform, formed to advocate for a freedom-based agenda in North Carolina. It will focus its efforts on presenting to the people of North Carolina a policy vision based on principles of individual liberty, economic prosperity, and restraints on the size and scope of government. CPR will seek to educate the public about the benefits of policies adhering to such principles, and to promote free enterprise. It will educate the citizenry about innovative initiatives that engage private organizations and institutions to expand educational and economic opportunities for the public.
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