Voting Programs 2024

Posted on March 25th, 2024 at 3:27 PM
Voting Programs 2024

Voting Programs 2024


Gerrymandering: How It's Done, Why It's Done, Where It's Done

Wednesday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m.

Featuring Robert Speel, Ph.D. - Professor of Political Science, Penn State Behrend


Dr. Robert Speel, Associate Professor of Political Science, will discuss the origins of gerrymandering in the United States, why it's become more common, and the impact of the practice on U.S. politics. His presentation will include a discussion of important court cases on the topic, examples of gerrymandered districts, and potential solutions to prevent gerrymandering.


LocationHarborcreek Township Municipal Building -- 5601 Buffalo Rd., Harborcreek, PA 16421

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m.


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"Whose Vote Counts":

A Discussion on Addressing Claims of Voter Disenfranchisement & Fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election

Thursday, March 28 at *6:00 p.m.

Featuring Zakaria Sharif, B.S. and Gary Horton, B.A. - community leaders


 "Whose Vote Counts" is a PBS FRONTLINE documentary that focuses on the claims of voter suppression and voter fraud that came about during the 2020 presidential election. This program will include a screening of this documentary followed by discussion about voter disenfranchisement, especially in communities of color.


LocationErie Center for Arts & Technology (ECAT) -- 650 East Ave., Suite 120, Erie, PA 16503

Date/Time: Thursday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m.


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Life Without Voice: The Role of Voting in America's Democracy

Monday, April 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Featuring Parris Baker, Ph.D. - JES Scholar-in-Residence


Imagine your life without your voice. What would be different if you couldn't speak to issues, share emotions through spoken words, or vocalize preferences? Voting is to democracy as voice is to life… essential! This interactive workshop will address the history of voting as a citizenship right, the practice of restricting voting rights, and the contemporary conflicts surrounding voting that are salient to a democratic society. Audience participation will be encouraged throughout the workshop.


LocationLincoln Community Center Library -- 1255 Manchester Rd., Erie, PA 16505

Date/Time: Monday, April 1 at 6:00 p.m.


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Political Participation in Corry: Why You Should Get Involved and How to Start

Tuesday, April 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Featuring Doris Gernovich, Ph.D. - community leader


Political participation is an important component of civic life. In this program, Corry Area School Board Director Dr. Doris Gernovich will explain why political participation is necessary, especially in small towns, and how one can get more involved in civic life in Corry.


LocationCorry Higher Education Council -- 221 N. Center St., Corry, PA 16407

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 2 at 6:00 p.m.


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Women's Reproductive Rights at the Ballot Box

Wednesday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m.

Featuring James Fisher, Ph.D. - Professor of Political Science, PennWest Edinboro


With the Dobbs decision, the United States Supreme Court returned to legislatures – and by extension, returned to the ballot box – the power to address fundamental questions about the regulation of reproductive behavior, like abortion and the use of assisted reproductive technologies. This lecture will discuss how Americans have voted in different and perhaps unexpected ways as a result. 


LocationAlexander Recital Hall (PennWest Edinboro) -- 110 Kiltie Rd., Edinboro, PA 16444

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m.


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