College of Liberal Arts

Voting Rights in the Age of Trump

Thursday Oct 11, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | LBJ School of Public Affairs, Bass Lecture Hall


This semester's special keynote will be delivered by author and journalist Ari Berman. Mr. Berman will discuss the history and contemporary relevance of voting rights; efforts to combat voter suppression in the wake of Shelby v. Holder; gerrymandering; and the upcoming 2018 midterm congressional elections.

Mr. Berman is an investigative journalist, political correspondent, voting rights expert, author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America and Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, senior reporter at Mother Jones, Reporting Fellow at The Nation Institute, and winner of a 2017 Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media.

This event is co-sponsored by the following: The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, UT History Department, Austin Area League of Women Voters, and UT Opportunity Forum.


You may purchase your copy of GIVE US THE BALLOT: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America HERE

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