Join us for The Just Vote, a series of Facebook Live conversations that will explore justice issues that hang in the balance in this upcoming election. Dean Kelly Brown Douglas will examine the forces attacking our access to the ballot and the importance of voter mobilization this November. These 30-minute conversations featured on the EDS at Union Facebook page will invite religious, political, and thought leaders to discuss their work on the front lines of the fight for voting rights in America.

Video conversations will also be streamed on the Union YouTube page, and below.

September conversations will be announced soon.

The Just Vote with Rashad Robinson | 8/19/2020 at 4:15pm EST
The Just Vote with Robert P. Jones | 9/3/2020 at 2:15pm EST

in partnership with Trinity Church Wall Street

Dean Kelly Brown Douglas, who also serves as the Theologian in Residence at Trinity Wall Street, will moderate a series of conversations titled, Woman’s Suffrage: Race, Gender and Power. As we recognize the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote, this series will look back on the topic of Women’s Suffrage, with a particular focus on the role of women of color.

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Thursday, October 8

Dean Douglas will speak with Elaine Weiss, author of The Women’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote on Thursday, October 8. The Woman’s Hour won the American Bar Association’s highest honor, The Silver Gavel Award for a book furthering the American public’s understanding of law.

Tuesday, October 13

Dean Douglas will speak with Dr. Martha Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University, on Tuesday, October 13. Jones is a legal and cultural historian whose work examines how black Americans have shaped the story of American democracy and is the author of the forthcoming book, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All 

Tuesday, October 20

Dean Douglas will speak with Brent Staples, a writer on the New York Times Editorial Board writer since 1990, on Tuesday, October 20. Staples won the Pulitzer Prize for writing on race and racism in America and is author of the NYT opinion piece How the Suffrage Movement Betrayed Black Women”.

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