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The Power of the Ballot

  • Hinckley Caucus Room (Gardner Commons) 260 South Central Campus Drive, Room 2018 Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 (map)

Voting is one of the most powerful tools for social change, but when it comes to marginalized communities, access to a ballot can be both a challenge and an obstacle. In certain areas around the nation, strategies and tactics are used to keep particular communities from voting and influencing the political climate. “The Power of a Ballot” is a conversation that will explore how communities are forced to relinquish their power to vote by being kept out of the voting booths. Panelist will also discuss the many ways that individuals can engage in civic duties and combat injustices.

  • Franci Taylor, Director American Indian Resource Center (Moderator)

  • Representative Sandra Hollins, Utah House District 23

  • Maria Montes, Program Coordinator, Comunidades Unidas

  • Donna Deyhle, Professor Emeritus, College of Education, College of Cultural and Social Transformation

  • Edmund Fong, Professor, College of Social and Behavioral Science, Chair, Ethnic Studies Department.

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the views expressed in this forum. 

Presented in partnership with the Office For Equity and Diversity’s MLK Week

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