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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Podcast Discussion - 'Voting Rights: Looking to Our Past to Understand Our Present' - October 30

Please join us for the next podcast discussion in our Podcast, Walk, and Talk Series, "Voting Rights: Looking to Our Past to Understand Our Present," facilitated by Laura Hill Rao, director of civic and community engagement, on Friday, October 30, from noon to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom.

Election Day 2020 is right around the corner! Let’s consider how history affects how we vote today, particularly for Black and Brown members of our community. Think about your own experiences voting as you listen to the podcast, then join in the discussion to share your thoughts and learn from others.

Take some time away from your desk to go for a walk from noon to 12:30 p.m. and listen to the free Apple Podcast Vote! "Voting Rights: Looking to Our Past to Understand Our Present."

After your walk, join the Zoom call and engage with your colleagues in a virtual discussion until 1:15 p.m. about how we can apply what we learned from the podcast to our own lives. The Zoom link will be sent two hours before the event.

We look to the past to understand our present (and future). Kat's mom asks us to dig into voting rights history. (Did you know Native American and Black citizens, practically speaking, have only been able to vote for about 50 years?) Plus, we'll talk about how a 2013 Supreme Court case has resulted in the rise of some pretty nasty voter suppression.

For more information and to register, please visit the Workshop Registration System.

Submitted by: Rebecca M. Eggleston
Also appeared:
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020