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

Forbes Library, Virtual (Northampton, MA 01060)

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Join us September 21 on Zoom for Current Barriers to Voting, the third event in The Right To Vote: Past, Present, Future.Please preregister at year, Forbes Library is presenting a series of scholar-led public discussions about voting in America. Each event in The Right to Vote: Past, Present, Future starts with a presentation by a panel of speakers, followed by group discussion. Forbes Library received support for the series through “The Vote: A Statewide Conversation About Voting Rights,” a special initiative of Mass Humanities that includes organizations around the state.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:David Daley, author of Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy Lois Ahrens, founder of the Real Cost of Prisons ProjectLindsay Sabadosa, Massachusetts Representative, 1st Hampshire DistrictDr. Kathleen Banks Nutter, historian, independent scholar (Moderator)Registration is required for this event.