Quinnipiac University

Voting Rights Symposium

Starts October 28, 2021 on 5:00 PM (ET)

Ends October 28, 2021 on 7:00 PM (ET)

Location Online Virtual Event

As the country wrestles with the state of voting in 2021, the focus is on what many perceive as new attacks on voting rights. Join a national panel of preeminent voices – including advocacy leaders, community activists, engagement strategists and elected officials – as they reflect on an all-hands-on-deck approach to fighting new forms of the age-old issue of voter suppression.

This event will be a non-partisan, virtual symposium co-sponsored by the Quinnipiac School of Law and The Campaign School at Yale.

Among the topics:

  • The latest on voter suppression, voter intimidation and voter misinformation
  • The state of legal challenges to voting suppression laws
  • How political and local legislation can be moved to help protect voting rights
  • Overcoming obstacles designed to suppress constitutionally protected voting rights

On the panel:

  • Terri Sewell - U.S. Congresswoman, 7th Congressional District, Alabama; chief sponsor of H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
  • Nikema Williams - U.S. Congresswoman, 5th Congressional District, Georgia, the district served by John Lewis from 1987–2020
  • Leah C. Aden - Deputy Director of Litigation, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
  • Barbara Arnwine - President and Founder, Transformative Justice Coalition; former Executive Director, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Johnnie Booker - Retired Diversity Executive; former Global Director, Supplier Diversity, Coca-Cola; former Vice President, Resolution Trust Corporation
  • Rhonda Briggins - Organizer and Co-Founder, Vote Run Lead; Co-Chair, Delta Sigma Theta National Social Commission; former President, Georgia Transit Association
  • John Cusick - Assistant Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
  • Sedgwick Daniels - Pastor of Holy Redeemer Church of God in Christ; Jurisdictional Prelate, Wisconsin First Jurisdiction
  • Randal Gaines - State Representative, Louisiana District 57; Vice Chair, Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • CK Hoffler - Civil Rights Lawyer, past President, National Bar Association; Chair, Rainbow Push Coalition
  • Reginald Jackson - Presiding Prelate, African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, 6th Episcopal District of Georgia
  • Patricia Russo - Executive Director of The Campaign School at Yale
  • Dov Wilker - Regional Director, American Jewish Committee (AJC) Atlanta; AJC National Director for Black Jewish Relations
  • Marilyn Ward Ford - Professor of Law, Quinnipiac University School of Law


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