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One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy

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In 2014 President Obama observed, “Just as inequality feeds on injustice, opportunity requires justice. And justice requires the right to vote... Voting is a time when we all have an equal say — black or white, rich or poor, man or woman. It doesn’t matter.” This study group will investigate the problem of voter suppression in the United States — a development that is calling the former President’s optimism about voting and equality into serious question. Our text will be One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson (Bloomsbury, 2018). In this critically acclaimed study, Professor Anderson, a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, explains how various tools of voter suppression, like voter ID laws, voter roll purges and rigging voting rules, work. The book also analyzes how to resist attempts at voter disenfranchisement. The study group will discuss whether we agree with Anderson’s argument that “voter suppression is destroying our democracy.” Can justice, equality, and democracy prevail in American elections?

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Location
500 Davis Center

Instructor
MultipleInstructor :
1.Paul Groundwater2.John Drodow3.Jerry Bernstein 

Tuition: 

$0.00


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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
1/15/2020 - 2/5/2020 Weekly - Wed 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Jerry Bernstein  ; John Drodow  ; Paul Groundwater  ClassRoom