Voting Rights are Human Rights: A Joint Faculty-Student Zoom Teach-In

Voting Rights are Human Rights: A Joint Faculty-Student Zoom Teach-In

Let’s face it: 2020 will be an election like no other. Our country has never had to conduct an election under circumstances as dire for participation and fair and timely counting as that of 2020. And never have the policies at stake been as important for the issues young voters say they care most about: the future of the economy, hence job prospects; climate change; policing and systemic racism; health care and reproductive justice; and college debt/affordable higher education, to name a few. That is why Duke faculty and students came together to present this brief, informational event at the start of the semester to ensure that all Duke students are able to vote and have their votes counted to shape the future of our country.

Speakers include:

Moderator: Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy

Rachel Spring, You Can Vote

Lauren Howell, ’21: Why we must vote.

Bryant Lewis, ’21: How we make our voices heard.

Mo Khatami, ’22: When and where we should vote.

Sponsored by the Duke Human Right Center @ Franklin Humanities Institute and the Sanford School of Public Policy. For more information about the event, please contact Emily Stewart at emily.stewart@duke.edu.