As the 2020 presidential election draws nearer, The University of Alabama School of Social Work has created a speaker series to highlight issues of voting rights and equal access.
The “Own Your Vote” lunch-and-learn series will include topics such as the restoration of voting rights for previously incarcerated people, challenges Hispanic people face in voting, and the historical context of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and will celebrate the 100th year of women’s right to vote through the passage of the 19th Amendment.
The School will host four events through Jan. 9, 2020, and will share results of various post-event calls to action, like voter registration drives. The climax event, the annual Dr. Ethel Hall Colloquium, will be held Feb. 27, 2020.
The lunch-and-learn sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 2019 Little Hall, and are open to the public.