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Voter Suppression: Past, Present, and Future

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – $20

Please join us for a LIVE STREAM CLE

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 PM
2 Credits – Professional Practice

Description

The year is 2020 and the world has been presented with a political, social, financial, and health crisis.  It is a year that has also brought serious issues of police brutality to the forefront of the national conversation.  Amidst all these crises and unemployment rates not seen since 1929, we also face a pandemic that jeopardizes our health and that of our families. At one of the most trying times in U.S. history, our constitutional right to vote has been challenged.  The right to vote is the right to be heard.  What happens if it is silenced?

We invite you to join the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Civil Rights Committee and Employment and Labor Law Committee as well as the Caribbean American Lawyers Association for a discussion of voting rights encompassing a historical perspective and current national and local issues on September 15th at 6:00 PM via Zoom video conference.

We also encourage everyone to vote and make sure your voice is heard.  Mail in ballots have been approved and implemented in response to COVID-19. However, in-person voting is still allowed. For registration deadlines to register for either in-person or mail-in ballots, please visit https://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingDeadlines.html.

Pre-registration is required. REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE WILL BE CLOSED TWO HOURS PRIOR TO THE EVENT.

Faculty

  • Professor Alexander Keyssar, Harvard University
  • Steven Cohn, Esq., Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Martin Connor, Esq., Brooklyn Bar Association

Cost

BBA Member $10
Non-Member $20
Loyalty Pass Holder FREE**

**For information on our pre-paid Loyalty Pass, please contact Jen Bryan at jbryan@brooklynbar.org

REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE WILL BE CLOSED TWO HOURS PRIOR TO THE EVENT.

Co-hosted by:

  • Caribbean American Lawyers Association
    President and Justice in the Appellate Division 2nd Dept. – Hon. Sylvia Hinds-Radix
    Vice President – Yvette A. Hinds-Wills
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
    Civil Rights Committee
    Co-Chair – Dewey Golkin, Esq.
    Co-Chair – Jonathan Stead, Esq.
  • Employment and Labor Committee
    Co-Chair – Hon. Katherine Levine, Esq.
    Vice-Chair – Rachel Gold, Esq.

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Details

Date:
September 15
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free – $20
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Venue

NY United States