“Running in Circles? Race, Retrenchment, and Electoral Democracy“
A Constitution Day lecture with Wilfred Codrington III
Saturday, September 23 | 3 p.m.
The Helis Foundation John Scott Center, 938 Lafayette Street in New Orleans
Admission is free. Register now.
In this Constitution Day lecture presented by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, legal scholar Wilfred Codrington III offers a critical analysis of American democracy. Drawing on history and theory, Codrington will examine the persistence of race in US electoral design and election administration, exploring the extent to which the problems facing the nation are novel and capable of resolution. The lecture will take place at The Helis Foundation John Scott Center at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 23.
Admission for the lecture is free, and registration is encouraged.
About the scholar
Wilfred Codrington III, co-author of The People’s Constitution: 200 Years, 27 Amendments, and the Promise of a More Perfect Union (The New Press, 2021), is a Dean’s Research Scholar and associate professor of law at Brooklyn Law School and a non-resident Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. His scholarship, which focuses on constitutional law, election law, and anti-discrimination, has been published in leading US law journals, and his legal commentary has been featured in national media outlets, including The Atlantic, Slate, NPR, and others.
This program is presented by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities as part of “Convulsions: Progress and Backlash in the Long Fight for Civil Rights,” a project supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ United We Stand initiative. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.