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Podcast Discussion: Voting Rights: Looking to Our Past to Understand Our Present In-Person

Take some time away from your desk to go for a walk from 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. and listen to the short podcast below. After your walk join the zoom call, which will be sent two hours before the event and engage with your colleagues in a discussion until 1:15 p.m. virtually about how we can apply what we learned from the Podcast to our own lives.

Election Day 2020 is right around the corner! Let’s consider how history affects how we vote today, particularly for black and brown members of our community. Think about your own experiences voting as you listen to the podcast, then join in the discussion to share your thoughts and learn from others.

Please listen to the Vote! The Podcast episode below on your walk during the event: Voting Rights: Looking to Our Past to Understand Our Present

We look to the past to understand our present (and future!). Kat's mom asks us to dig into voting rights history (did you know Native and Black citizens, practically speaking, have only been able to vote for about 50 years?). Plus, we'll talk about how a 2013 Supreme Court case has resulted in the rise of some pretty nasty voter suppression.

Listen on Apple Podcasts for Free: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/vote-the-podcast/id1518649307?i=1000489935741

Bio - Laura Hill Rao is the director of the Buffalo State Civic and Community Engagement Office (CCE). She is responsible for supporting academic, co-curricular, and institutional level community engagement, civic engagement, and partnership efforts. This year, the CCE is particularly focused on supporting partnerships that address the growing community need faced by communities as a result of COVID-19, engaging students and community members as active voters, and efforts to address racial injustice and inequity.

Friday, October 30, 2020
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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