Current Barriers to Voting — The Right to Vote: Past, Present, Future
September 21 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
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, citizenship status, accessibility, ID requirements, transportation, voting on reservations, and gerrymandering.
Four speakers will present historical context and guide discussion. The presenters are:
Lois Ahrens, founder of the Real Cost of Prisons Project
Dr. Donald C. Baumer, Professor of Government at Smith College
David Daley, author of Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy
Pioneer Valley Workers Center – speaker TBA
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.