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Who Gets To Vote?

Join us on the second to last Thursday of each month at 6pm from June through September for “Who Gets to Vote? Conversations on Voting Rights in America,” an adult reading and discussion series. This four-part series will spark dialogue around issues and themes including the expansion of voting rights since the country’s founding, the women’s suffrage movement, historic and contemporary voter suppression practices, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Click to sign up.

We will be discussing the following books:

  • June 23: The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss
  • July 21: Let My People Vote: My Battle to Restore the Civil Rights of Returning Citizens by Desmond Meade
  • August 18: Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All by M. Jones 
  • September 22: One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson

This program is free and open to the public, and all of the selected books will be provided for you to keep. 

Registration is required and information regarding book pick up will be provided at the time of registration. Signing up for this event will register you for all four sessions. If you cannot attend any one of the sessions, please contact us. This program is designed for adults. 

The 2022 “Who Gets to Vote?” grants are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities under the special initiative, “A More Perfect Union,” which is designed to demonstrate and enhance the critical role the humanities play in our nation and support projects that help Americans commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026. "Who Gets to Vote?" is brought to you by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities