Current Barriers to Voting - Right to Vote Past, Present, Future

Forbes Library (20 West St, Northampton MA 01060)

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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.