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ISS Event: Money in politics as a civil rights issue

October 5, 2015 - How does Big Money affect the promise of political equality? An event co-sponsored by the Institute for Southern Studies on Oct. 15 in Durham, N.C. will explore how today's campaign finance system operates as a barrier to equal and meaningful participation in democracy.

ISS/Facing South seeks communications summer intern

January 23, 2015 - The Institute for Southern Studies/Facing South is seeking a communications intern to work with us this summer. This paid summer internship will provide an opportunity for a Pell grant-eligible, undergraduate student to get hands-on experience with the Institute, with the nonprofit sector and in online communications. Interested students can apply here. Applications are due by Feb. 2.

As the South goes...

December 16, 2014 - When you support the Institute for Southern Studies and our work for a better South, you invest in a vision of a more just, democratic and healthy future that can send ripples of change far beyond our region.

The end of the Solid South?

June 6, 2013 - The new issue of The American Prospect looks at changes unfolding in Southern politics, including a piece by Institute writers on the turbulent state of North Carolina.