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Human Relations Commission

  1. African Americans & the Ballot: A Continuing Struggle for Freedom

    August 6, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Virtual Meeting via Zoom

    The Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition (OCCRC), the Department of Human Rights and Relations (OCHR&R) and the North Carolina NAACP will co-host a virtual panel and discussion on African Americans and the Ballot: A Continuing Struggle for Freedom in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the 15th Amendment and 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The event will be held via Zoom Webinar on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 6:00-7:30 pm. Registration is required! Register here: https://tinyurl.com/ya8omk8k

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  2. Human Relations Commission Regular Meeting

    August 10, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Meetings alternate between: Meeting Room at Orange County Main Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough, and Community Room at Animal Services Complex, 1601 Eubanks Road, Chapel Hill

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  3. An Evening with Ari Berman

    August 19, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Virtual Meeting-Zoom Registration is required: tinyurl.com/y3rr98u8

    The Orange County Human Relations Commission invites the community to read "Give Us the Ballot: A Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America" by Ari Berman as part of the 2020 Community Read. The HRC will host Ari Berman on August 19 from 6:00-7:00 pm. Mr. Berman will give an address, followed by a Q&A portion for attendees. Registration is required: tinyurl.com/y3rr98u8 Ari Berman is the Senior Reporter for Mother Jones. “Give Us the Ballot” chronicles the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as it transformed the American democratic process, while counterrevolutionaries sought to suppress voting rights that, “target[ed] African Americans with almost surgical precision.” In 2013, the Supreme Court declared a key provision of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. As lawmakers continue to devise new strategies to suppress minorities, voting rights the battle over race, representation, and political power rages on as we struggle for voting rights in America.

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