Dr. Dahmer has been involved with civil and voting rights in Mississippi for most of her life, including serving as Election Commissioner in Forrest County, MS, in the same district where her husband was killed by the KKK for his advocacy. She held this elected position for more than a decade supported by both white and black voters.
Dr. Ladner served as VP for Academic Affairs at Howard University from 1990-1994 as an interim President there from 1994-1995. A noted sociologist, her passion for the movement, for social justice and activism became an part of her writing, teaching, and advocacy,
Ms. Bennett is the Executive Director of MS Votes, an organization committed to civic engagement of Mississippians across generations, cultures, identities, inequities, and struggles, with particular focus on young people. Arekia founded GIRL, a black feminist collective at JSU and has been critical in developing and nurturing a black feminist political space and policy agenda with GIRL through MS Votes' "One Girl, One Vote" initiative.
Don't miss this exciting conversation, moderated by the Rev. Dr. Gordon Gibson.
The program starts at 7:30 pm Eastern time on June 30th, but join us "on the bus" at 7:15 pm for our pre-show, including music by Living Legacy Project's co-president and music director, Reggie Harris.
For more information and to register, visit http://www.uulivinglegacy.org/votingrights2.html