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A new Peace and Justice team focused on voting rights is forming

We’re kicking our activities off by hosting a book discussion on Wednesdays June 16 and 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Voter Suppression in U.S. Elections offers an enlightening, history-informed conversation about voter disenfranchisement in the United States. Co-authors include Stacy Abrams and Heather Cox Richardson. Humans have long been engaged in telling the story of the struggle for the vote. In the wake of recent contested elections, the suppression of the vote has returned to the headlines. Awareness of the deep structural barriers to the ballot, particularly for poor, Black and Latino voters, has called attention to the historical roots of issues related to voting access. This book explores these roots.

We hope you will join us for what will be an enlightening discussion about how we got to today and what we can do to support voting rights into the future. If you need help with accessing the book let us know, we are working on making some copies available to share. Even if you don’t read the book please feel free to attend anyway. Your questions and contributions to the discussion will be valued either way.

Limited to 15 participants
Room: ZOOM link provided to those pre-registered
Facilitators: Deborah Bauder and Kyle Gillis (Peace and Justice – Democracy team)

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Book is available here:
https://ugapress.org/book/9780820357744/voter-suppression-in-u-s-elections/

 

Creation (And Destruction) Myths From Many Cultures (Part 1 – From India)

We are all living on the big blue planet that is 8,000 miles in diameter. It travels at an average speed of 67,000 mph around the sun. And the sun is traveling roughly 450,000 mph around the galaxy. There are about 7.8 billion different folks on that earth spaceship.
All have asked the question who we are and whose we are? Let’s explore some of those answers looking at ancient stories all the way to modern stories told to us by science. Let us consider that what we call a myth today was scientific truth in the past.
Part 1 We will learn some of the creation and destruction tales from India
DATES: May 3 & 17, June 7 & 14 2021
Times: 7-8:30 PM
Room: ZOOM link provided to those pre-registered
Facilitator: Cynthia Grace, JD

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