Salons at Stowe

 

Locking Up the Vote

Felony Disenfranchisement & the Legacy of Slavery

June 28th, 2018

Did you know that when convicted felons re-enter society
they may be forever barred from voting?

 

Proponents argue that persons who commit felonies have broken the social contract, and thereby given up their right to participate in a civil society. Opponents argue that the process restricts and conflicts with principles of universal suffrage
and undercuts African-American political power.

 

Join the conversation.

Location Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Doors Open 5 PM
Program 5:30-7 PM
DISCUSSION LEADERS
Kennard Ray
Full Citizen Coalition to Unlock the Vote
Andrew Clark
Director, Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy
Mike Lawlor
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, University of New Haven
ONLINE DISCUSSION