Sun, Jun 25|
The University of Montevallo
Strategy Session IV
Workshops include Voting Rights Restoration, Fight the Power for the Culture, and Addressing the issues of disabled and other marginalized people.
Time & Location
Jun 25, 2023, 5:45 PM – Jun 26, 2023, 7:30 PM
The University of Montevallo, 75 College Dr, Montevallo, AL 35115, USA
About the event
Voting Rights Restoration
Be a part of consequential dialogue to reverse the horrendously harmful effects of Shelby v. Holder. Can full voting rights be restored with a Presidential Executive Order? What can we, as individuals and members of the NAACP and other civil rights organizations, do to encourage Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021? Engage in discussions surrounding the linkage between Selma, where it began, to Shelby, where we are today. What will Shelby’s legacy be in 50 years? How do we change it?
#HipHop50: Fight the Power for the Culture
Workshop participants will discuss Hip Hop culture’s connection to the 1960s youth-led civil
rights movement, as we celebrate the 50 th anniversary of the culture. An intergenerational panel
will explore Hip Hop culture as a strategic tool in shifting the paradigm of today’s voting rights
Addressing the Issues of Disabled and other Marginalized People
In this session, participants will discuss the implications and ramifications of voter suppression on the disabled and other marginalized communities. The panel will dialogue about the effects on the disabled, seniors, and others with mobility and transportation issues of limiting absentee and early voting opportunities. Discussions will also involve the history of the "other" federal civil rights legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); how it has evolved in the 30 years since its enactment and where it stands today.