RUN DNC 2012

What is RUN DNC 2012?

RUN DNC is Charlotte's REEL Urban Network (RUN) to the Democratic National Convention.

The REEL Urban Network’s RUN DNC 2012 project, inspired by the 2012 presidential elections and Charlotte’s historic role, is an innovative interdisciplinary educational project formed by the faculty and students at Johnson C. Smith University.

This project was launched in an effort to provide students, alumni and the residents of the West Charlotte community an online platform to discuss issues and experiences that matter to them. It is hoped that the entire community can work together to improve the democratic process and civic engagement with the sharing of the stories.

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RUN DNC 2012 began as a single story about life as a student in Westside Charlotte. The project will end with a collective of “Westside Stories” to present to the 15,000 reporters arriving for the Democratic National Convention in September.

For more information about RUN DNC and what we're doing, visit our website at run-dnc-2012.org.