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Current Barriers to Voting — The Right to Vote: Past, Present, Future
September 21 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Virtual panel discussion and community conversation. PLEASE PREREGISTER at https://forbeslibrary.libcal.com/event/6506682 and we will send you the Zoom link the day of the program.
The Right to Vote: Past, Present, Future is a series of four events, each starting with a presentation by a panel of speakers, followed by group discussion.
The third event will focus on current barriers to voting, such as incarceration, accessibility, ID requirements, gerrymandering, COVID-19 and other present-day challenges.
Four speakers will present historical context and guide discussion. The presenters are:
Lindsay Sabadosa, Massachusetts Representative, 1st Hampshire District
Lois Ahrens, founder of the Real Cost of Prisons Project
David Daley, author of Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy
Dr. Kathleen Banks Nutter, historian, independent scholar (Moderator)
This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.