Voting Rights Past and Present

Voting Rights Past and Present

Location

Burlingame Public Library
480 Primrose Road
Burlingame California
California US
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Speakers

  • Bruce HartfordThe Fight for Voting Rights in America, Yesterday and Today 

Mr. Hartfordwill 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’arcangelewwill examine recent voting reforms in California and how they leave out the voices of the most marginalized people. Ms. D’arcangelew is the Leadership Development Manager who manages the ACLU chapter and volunteer programs across Northern California.

Sponsor: LWV North & Central San Mateo County

 lwvncsmc@sbcglobal.netor 650-342-5853.