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Amplifying the Voices on the Ground

Saturday, March 5, 2016
5:00pm – 7:30pm

Storrs Campus
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

Join us for an evening of dialogue, networking and inspiration on Saturday, March 5 at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. The evening will begin at 5pm with a panel discussion, "Amplifying the Voices on the Ground" in the Jorgensen Gallery. Our goal for this forum is to center issues for communities that are traditionally marginalized; to make visible barriers to progress and engagement, and to identify strategies empower and engage the electorate. The panel will be facilitated by Evelyn M. Simien, Ph.D. Associate Professor, UConn Department of Political Science and Institute for Africana Studies and author of "Historic Firsts: How Symbolic Empowerment Changes U.S. Politics" (Oxford University Press 2015). Our panelists include Mui Mui Hin-McCormick, Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission; Glenn Cassis, Executive Director, African-American Affairs Commission, and Carolyn Treiss, Executive Director, Permanent Commission on the Status of Women. A networking reception for the panelists and participants will immediately follow until 7:30pm. RSVP is requested at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AmplifyingVoices.

Co-sponsored with the African American Cultural Center, Asian American Cultural Center, Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center and the Rainbow Center.

We hope you can continue the evening with us at the "Use Your Voice" concert at 8pm with GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Patty Griffin and sister artists Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell as part of a major U.S. tour and voter engagement drive in conjunction with the National League of Women Voters. Tickets for the concert are available for purchase on the Jorgensen website at http://jorgensen.uconn.edu/events/view.php?id=486.

Contact:

Kathy Fischer at kathy.fischer@uconn.edu

Women's Center (primary), African American Cultural Center, Asian American Cultural Center, Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center, Rainbow Center, UConn Master Calendar

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