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Protecting our Democracy: National and Local Voices

When: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Where: 
Liberty Hill Foundation
6420 Wilshire Blvd #700, Los Angeles, CA 90048
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In partnership with Liberty Hill Foundation and Singer Philanthropy, we invite you to join a conversation with three national leaders who are working to educate and engage communities to be active participants in the democratic process. From motivating voters to fighting voter suppression, civic engagement takes many forms.

This intimate discussion is an opportunity to learn how some of the top civic engagement organizations in the country are protecting the voting rights of the most vulnerable communities. Our conversation will focus on actions and lessons learned from outside California, as well as efforts here at home to engage voters around critical issues affecting underserved communities.

Registration for this program is closed.


Speakers

Kristen Clarke

President & Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Ms. Clarke leads one of the country’s most important national civil rights organizations in the pursuit of equal justice for all.  Based in Washington, the Lawyers’ Committee seeks to promote racial justice, fair housing and community development, economic justice, voting rights, equal educational opportunity, criminal justice, judicial diversity and more. The Lawyers' Committee also leads Election Protection, the nation's largest and longest-running non-partisan voter protection program (866-OUR-VOTE) which works to safeguard access to the ballot box across the country. Kristen received her A.B. from Harvard University and her J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Michele Prichard

Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives, Liberty Hill Foundation

Ms. Prichard is helping to guide collaborative efforts to change public policy through cutting-edge research, alliance-building and community organizing.  Her many efforts include establishing Green Zones in toxic hotspot communities, working to end neighborhood oil drilling, gathering community input for LA County’s first Sustainability Plan, and mobilizing voter and public support for the Schools & Communities First November 2020 ballot measure to raise up to $12B annually for K-12 schools, community colleges and local services.

K. Sabeel Rahman

President, Demos

Rahman leads Demos, a dynamic New York-based think-and-do tank that powers the movement for a just, inclusive, multiracial democracy. Through cutting-edge policy research, inspiring litigation, and deep relationships with grassroots organizations, Demos champions solutions that will create a democracy and economy rooted in racial equity. He is also an Associate Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, specializing in constitutional and administrative law, and the author of Democracy Against Domination and Civic Power. A Muslim-American and the child of Bangladeshi immigrants, Rahman earned his JD and PhD at Harvard University and his MA at the University of Oxford.


Fee
No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG members and eligible non-members

Registration
SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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