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“Who Gets to Vote” 2022 Schedule of Programs Announced

LEH’s Who Gets to Vote? Conversations on Voting Rights in America is a book club program focused on fostering conversations about the history of voting—and efforts to suppress the vote—in the United States.

This year Who Gets to Vote? will take place at the public libraries and community centers listed below. The program is part of the special NEH initiative, “A More Perfect Union,” which is designed to demonstrate and enhance the critical role the humanities play in our nation and support projects that help Americans commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026.

Sessions are intended to spark dialogue around issues and themes supported by the books included in the series, including:

  • the expansion of voting rights since the country’s founding
  • the electoral process
  • the women’s suffrage movement
  • historic and contemporary voter suppression practices
  • the Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • the 2013 Supreme Court decision that invalidated key portions of the Voting Rights Act
  • the disenfranchisement of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated Americans.
2022 Schedule of Programs

St Charles Parish Library, East Regional Branch
June 23–September 22, 2022
160 West Campus Drive
Destrehan, LA 70047
Register at http://myscpl.evanced.info/signup/ or email Maria Bilello at maria.bilel[email protected]

 

Terrebonne Parish Library, Main Library
August 15–September 26, 2022
4130 West Park Avenue
Gray, LA 70359
Email or call Jessica Mouton at [email protected] or 985-876-5861 to register. 

 

University of Louisiana at Monroe Library
July 12–October 11, 2022
700 University Avenue 
Monroe, LA 71209
Email Meredith McKinnie at [email protected] to register. 

 

Southern University Museum of Art Shreveport
June 27–September 26, 2022
610 Texas Street, Ste. 110 
Shreveport, LA  71101
Email Angelique Feaster at [email protected] to register.  

 

Neighborhood Empowerment Network Association and Lower Ninth Ward Voter’s Coalition
June 14–September 13, 2022
1123 Lamanche Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Email [email protected] or call Lou Anne White at 504-605-4055 to register.