Martin Luther King Jr. and the Struggle for Black Voting Rights
-A Live Virtual Event
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Immerse yourself in a Harvard Case Study interactive discussion, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Struggle for Black Voting Rights! Read an actual Case Study written by award-winning academic Harvard Professor, Dr. David Moss, author of the book, Democracy: A Case Study. Take part in an engaging community discussion that will have participants consider the struggle for voting rights over the course of U.S. History and evaluate its strategies.
Registered participants will receive a confirmation email containing a link to a free copy of the Case Study and questions to prepare ahead for the discussion. A Zoom link will be provided the day of the discussion.
This virtual event will be moderated by Wilton High School Social Studies teacher, Meredith Ramsey. It is co-sponsored by the Wilton Library and the Wilton League of Women Voters. Please register for the event at the Wilton Library website link: https://wiltonlibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=5273.
"COVID has shone a spotlight on the fact that women are the shock absorbers for society's crises."
-Fairfield County Forum Participant
Women’s voices have been heard! The data study results are in. Covid-19 has directly made an impact on women’s lives: their employment, pay, healthcare, mental health, safety, education, career, housing and food security.
You are invited to attend an important discussion and to learn the economic impact of Covid-19 on Connecticut women on Thursday, May 13th at 7:00 pm. Guest speaker, Tina Courpas, Executive Director of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women in Connecticut, will discuss the findings of the impact of the pandemic on significant issues in women’s lives. The PCSW was formed in 2016 as a continuation of the original state agency to provide expert research on key areas, carry out initiatives, and provide outreach in areas that are significant to women in Ct. PCSW is a “bipartisan organization with a non-partisan mandate, reflecting the broad diversity of Connecticut’s women.”
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that strives for an informed and engaged community. It specifically encourages active voter participation and works to increase understanding of government and major public policy issues. Working Moms of Wilton is a “virtual sisterhood”, online community of approximately 1,300 women, and source of important information for the working moms of Wilton.
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