Encountering the Voting Rights Act
Discussion 10am-12pm | Lunch 12pm
Please join us for a dialogue about the Voting Rights Act and the power of the individual vote. Our discussion will take place in the galleries of The Amistad Center for Art & Culture’s special exhibition 30 for 30: Art, Agency, Legacy which examines thirty salient moments in African American history. Explore the significance of voting as the most effective way to register civic opinion and belief, and revisit the challenges in establishing specific rights to vote. Lunch provided with RSVP.
The Hartford History Center at the Hartford Public library, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and the University of Connecticut’s Humanities Institute have formed a community engagement partnership to present Encounters, a series focused on encouraging informed and informal conversations about issues that affect our lives. The aim is to strengthen our ability to know ourselves, and to develop a forum for respectful and challenging dialogue.