Our Voices: Democracy Re: Visited

Panel focuses on Voting Rights Act of 1965

Our Voices: Democracy Re: Visited

April 10, 2017

2 pm

Cuyahoga Community College, Metropolitan Campus, Tommy LiPuma Center for the Creative Arts, Black Box Theatre, 2809 Woodland Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115

A community forum to discuss the power and vulnerability of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  The panel discussion, sponsored by a grant from the Joyce Foundation, will feature:

• Dr. Lauren Onkey, moderator, is dean and chair of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center at Tri-C.
• Terence Blanchard, Grammy-winning trumpeter and Tri-C JazzFest artist in residence,has been commissioned by the Joyce Foundation to compose music inspired by the Voting Rights Act.
• Simona Epuran, sociology professor at Tri-C, Cleveland State University and Kent State University, participated in the revolution that overturned a brutal communist regime in Romania.
• Jimi Izrael, who teaches at Tri-C and CSU, is an author, NPR contributor and CNN, C-SPAN, BBC and ABC commentator.
• Julian Rogers is director of community partnerships at Cleveland State University.
• R.A. Washington, poet, writer, preacher, musician and DJ, co-founded Guide to Kulchar, a Detroit-Shoreway bookstore organized around literary movements and disenfranchised groups.

Sponsored by The Joyce Foundation

Collaborators: Tri-C Jazz Fest Cleveland, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center, Cuyahoga Community College