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SADO - Democracy Cafe


Time: September 27, 2020 - 2pm - 4pm
Location: Zoom

The first hour of this session will be devoted to a group discussion on the racist history of felon disenfranchisement provisions and a look at how voting deprivation shows up in modern times. The second hour of this session will be devoted to equipping participants with the knowledge needed to help others learn the nuts and bolts of voting, including how to vote by mail and how to become an informed voter. Participants will receive a “voting toolkit” with information and resources. This event is a partnership between SADO’s Project Reentry and University of Michigan.

Facilitators: 

  • Ellen D. Katz is a Ralph W. Aigler Professor of Law at University of Michigan Law School. She writes and teaches about election law, civil rights and remedies, and equal protection. 
  • Kimberly Thomas is a Clinical Professor of Law at University of Michigan Law School. Her teaching is focused on criminal law and procedure, juvenile justice, and post-conviction issues affecting indigent individuals. 
  • Darryl Woods is a Commissioner on the Appellate Defender Commission. He spent 29 years in prison, where he became a minister, chaired the NAACP prison program and led thousands of youth and prisoners through his RESTART Youth Deterrent Program. 
  • Volunteer students from University of Michigan Law School

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