College of DuPage explores voter suppression and voting laws in honor of Constitution Day

  • "Constitution Day 2021," a College of DuPage faculty initiative to commemorate the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution

    "Constitution Day 2021," a College of DuPage faculty initiative to commemorate the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution Courtesy of College of DuPage

 
 
Updated 9/7/2021 7:36 PM

In commemoration of the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution, the College of DuPage will virtually present "Voting Laws: Suppression or Avoiding Fraud?" at noon on Thursday, Sept. 16.

Hosted by COD's Constitution Committee, the presentation features local election experts and civil rights advocates as they discuss recent changes to voting laws across the country. Using historic mandates and current statutes, the presentation will provide the foundation to determine if something is voter suppression or fraud.

 

Speakers include Illinois Public Information Officer Matt Dietrich, Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Senior Counsel Ami Gandhi, DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek, retired Oak Park Public Library Deputy Director Jim Madigan, and DuPage County Election Division Registration Manager Jessica Stachniak.

Learn more and register at https://www.cod.edu/conferences-events/constitution-day.aspx.

Additional events include "Listen to My Rights: Music, Social Justice and Voting Rights" presented by COD Humanities Professor Julia DiLiberti at noon on Friday, Sept. 17, in the McAninch Arts Center Room 140, and a virtual Voter Registration Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Learn more at cod.edu/codvotes.

For more information, contact COD Community Engagement Specialist Joan DiPiero at diperoj@cod.edu.

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