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Voting Rights Symposium

August 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Recent headlines tell of reduced polling places, names taken off voter rolls, and requests for identification in places where none is required. One hundred years after the 19th Amendment affirmed women’s right to vote in the United States, many of these issues have become even more pressing. Roadblocks to exercising the right to vote still exist today, especially amongst minorities and the under-educated. In honor of the 19th Amendment Centennial, this thought-provoking discussion will examine what barriers still exist, preventing American voices from being heard. 

Panelists include the Honorable Judge Carole Kamin Bellows, Illinois State Senator Laura Fine, and writer/historian Rima Lunin Schultz. The Honorable Judge Abbey Romanek, child of Survivors and Board Member, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, will introduce panelists. Lori Osborne, director of the Evanston Women’s History Project and the Frances Willard House Museum, will serve as the panel moderator.   

This program is hosted by Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in partnership with the Woman’s Club of Evanston and Women’s Vote 100 Evanston. 

To register visit – https://ilholocaustmuseum.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIoc-yhqjsjGtbsPMT3AgKQEmOuEqxvY5V5