Co-sponsored by the LWV North & Central San Mateo County as part of the Book to Action Project.
Featuring the following speakers:
- Bruce Hartford: The Fight for Voting Rights in America, Yesterday and Today
Mr. Hartford will provide an overview of the historical context and present day efforts to restrict and deny the right to vote. Mr. Hartford was a civil rights worker during the early and mid-1960s with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and Dr. King’s organization the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in Alabama and Mississippi. He is author of, The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (2012), The Selma Voting Rights Struggle & the March to Montgomery (2014), Voting Rights in America -- Two Centuries of Struggle (2018), and 'Troublemaker' Memories of the Freedom Movement (forthcoming).
- Tessa D’arcangelew: Free the Vote, California!
Ms. D’arcangelew will examine recent voting reforms in California and how they leave out the voices of the most marginalized people. Ms. D’arcangelaew is the Leadership Development Manager who manages the ACLU chapter and volunteer programs across Northern California.
The event is free and open to the public.