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Voter Wrongs: From Plantation to the Penit

Thursday, November 1, 2018
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus
Class of 1947, Homer Babbidge Library

With the midterm elections less than two weeks away we revisit our nation's history of voter purging, Voter-ID, "Use It or Lose It" and other voter suppression laws--including felony disenfranchisement (6.1 million incarcerated Americans today do not have the right to vote)--to more clearly understand the project of disenfranchisement and its stake in the United States. This panel will examine past and present structures of political power, criminal justice, health and community representation, and mass incarceration, to anchor a discussion of voting rights in America. Please join this distinguished panel of scholars and voting rights activists for a conversation about both our political present and future and the urgency of exercising your right to vote.

Contact:

Africana Studies Institute, africana@uconn.edu

Africana Studies Institute (primary), African American Cultural Center, Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work, Political Science, School of Social Work, UConn Master Calendar, Voting Is Social Work

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