Sept. 24, 2015 – Book party with Ari Berman, “Give Us the Ballot”
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Asian
American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is hosting a presentation by
Ari Berman, author of the critically-acclaimed new book, “Give Us the Ballot,
The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America” and contributing writer for
The Nation. He will be joined by AALDEF Democracy Program director Jerry
Vattamala to discuss the history of the Voting Rights Act, the role of courts in
restricting the right to vote, and how Asian Americans and other communities of
color are fighting to restore this landmark civil rights legislation. A Q&A and
book signing will follow the presentation.
Join us on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6 pm at Davis Polk & Wardwell, 450
Lexington Avenue (between E. 44 and 45 Streets) for a reception, presentation,
and book signing.