Examining the Shameful History of Black Voter Disenfranchisement - A Webinar Hosted by FCCP

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm EST
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*This program is hosted by our partner, Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP), who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*

As we approach the end of Black History Month, it is essential we continue examining the history of slavery and its devastating legacy, in order to achieve true racial justice.  This session will be moderated by FCCP’s Executive Director LaShanda A. Jackson and will feature Professor of American Constitutional and African-American History at the University of New Orleans, Dr. Raphael Cassimere Jr.

Dr. Cassimere was the first Black instructor at the University of New Orleans, and had helped lead boycotts as president of the NAACP Youth Council during the civil rights movement in the early 60s and 70s. Understanding this history is critical to understanding present day fights to restore voting rights to criminal legal system-impacted voters, a fight we’ll be examining in depth at our April Convening in New Orleans. 

What will you learn?

  • Dr. Cassimere will unpack the history of disenfranchisement of Black voters, particularly through laws passed during the rise of Jim Crow that disenfranchised individuals with criminal convictions


Who should attend?

All interested funders. What to expect: presentation followed by Q&A.

How should you sign up?

3 PM - 4 PM Program

Registration is required by February 27th.

Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar. It is offered free of charge thanks to FCCP members’ financial support.

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