Brennan Center's Nicole Austin-Hillery will join experts to examine pressing issues impacting the right to vote in the United States, including voter suppression, gerrymandering/redistricting, and felony disenfranchisement.
Brennan Center's Nicole Austin-Hillery will join experts to discuss the intersectionality of legal and political issues that precipitate persistent racial disparities in the United States. She will offer policy solutions that help promote social awareness and inform a greater understanding of the racial justice and empowerment movement.
Dive in to this lively dialogue about economics, history, philosophy, law, and politics with Ganesh Sitaraman, author of The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution. He makes a compelling case that inequality is more than just a moral or economic problem; it threatens the very core of our American constitutional system.
John Dean served as White House Counsel. His riveting testimony helped bring down the president. Elizabeth Holtzman, then the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, was a member of the House Judiciary Committee, which voted to impeach. Unpack what happened during Watergate and how it changed American politics with two of the main players from the era, and discuss what lessons we can draw for addressing abuse in politics today.
Brennan Center's Nicole Austin-Hillery will discuss voting rights and the continued disenfranchisement of voter across the nation. Specifically, she will address the importance and power of the 'ballot box' in American democracy and how fight efforts to undercut the fundamental right to vote. Additionally, she will examine the impact of the Shelby decision on the Voting Rights Act and potential solutions to restore protections loss under the High Court's ruling.
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 5:00pm