Pizza and Politics: The Power of a Ballot
January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The power of the vote is one of the many tools that communities employ for social change. But when it comes to marginalized communities, access to a ballot has been one of the most historical obstacles to the power that a vote can yield. In certain areas around the nation, calculated tactics are used to keep particular communities from voting and influencing the political climate. “The Power of a Ballot” is a conversation that will explore how communities are forced to relinquish their power to vote by being kept out of the voting booths. Panelist will also discuss the many ways that individuals can engage in civic duties and combat injustices.
Franci Taylor Director American Indian Resource Center
Maria Montes Program Coordinator, Comunidades Unidas
Donna Deyhle Professor Emeritus, College of Education, College of Cultural and Social Transformation
Edmund Fong Professor, College of Social and Behavioral Science; Chair, Ethnic Studies Department