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A Conversation About the Need to Increase Voter Participation Among Men of Color

When: October 05, 6:30 PM - October 06, 8:00 PM
Where: Zoom, Boston, MA
Ages allowed: All Ages
Cost: Free
A  Conversation About the Need to Increase Voter Participation Among Men of Color

A Conversation About the Need to Increase Voter Participation Among Men of Color

Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins will convene a two-day panel featuring men from a diverse array of backgrounds, practices and professions to discuss the need to involve more men of color in the voting process.

This two-part discussion, titled, “A Conversation About the Need to Increase Voter Participation Among Men of Color,” will take place on Monday, October 5th and Tuesday, October 6th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm each evening, with State Representative Russell Holmes; Ricky Grant, Chief of Community Engagement for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office; Thaddeus Miles, Director of Community Services at MassHousing; Conan Harris, Founder and CEO of CJ Strategies; Segun Idowu, President of the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts; and James Hills, Host of #JavaWithJimmy taking the Monday, October 5th slot.

Filling the Tuesday, October 6th panel will be Lee Pelton, President of Emerson College; Michael Curry, Deputy CEO and General Counsel for Government Affairs and Public Policy for the Government Affairs and Public Policy Division at the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers; Rahsaan Hall, Director of the Racial Justice Program of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts; Alberto Vasallo, Jr., Founder and Publisher of El Mundo Newspaper; Arthur Bernard, Attorney at Travaglini Scorzoni Kiley; and Paul Francisco, Chief Diversity Officer at State Street.

“This promises to be a powerful and affecting series,” said Sheriff Tompkins, “and it is my hope that we open a frank dialogue about the state of voting in communities of color, particularly among men of color, that will help to increase civic participation in the upcoming elections, and build momentum for future political engagement.”

To register for this event, visit: www.scsdma.org/moczoom.