November 12, 2020

“Confronting Legacies of Voter Suppression”

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In many ways, the history of U.S. democracy is the history of voting rights.  Since the 18th century, the question of who is able to vote has been one of the nation’s most hotly contested issues, and one of the most vital for the health of U.S. democracy. While we often think of these concerns as matters of the past, the 2020 presidential election has demonstrated that equal voting rights are still not available to all U.S. citizens. 

A few questions to be considered are: How are voting rights suppressed today? What is motivating voter suppression? And how can we combat voter suppression in 2020 and beyond?

Join us on Thursday, November 12, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm to listen to an illustrious panel of experts on these questions and more, shortly after what is sure to be one of the most dramatic elections in U.S. history.

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Stephen Pasqualina, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Core Humanities Program at the University of Nevada, Reno


Natalie Van Hoozer – a bilingual English/Spanish freelance journalist at KUNR

Greta de Jong – Professor of History at UNR, focusing on racism and the post-civil rights era

Precious Hall – Professor of Political Science at Truckee Meadows Community College, teaching American Government and Politics and Social Issues