Invitation to Stay Restless: A Community Gathering on the Voting Rights Act 50 Years Later
This August marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. While there is much to celebrate, Americans still face many barriers to voting.
Join us at the Harrison Neighborhood Association in North Minneapolis on August 6 to discuss today’s struggle to expand voter rights and talk about injustices in the voting system. Together we can energize our communities to get involved and VOTE. Every voice counts.
Come for an evening of learning, storytelling, and performance art, and an opportunity to get involved with dozens of nonprofit, faith, business, and community partners at the event. The event is free, open to the public, and we hope to see you there!
Stay Restless: A Community Gathering on the Voting Rights Act 50 Years Later
Thursday, August 6
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Harrison Neighborhood Association
503 North Irving Avenue, Minneapolis
The event is sponsored by the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Council to Celebrate the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which is dedicated to celebrating the historic anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act; educating Minnesotans about the importance of voting today; and activating voters moving forward. The Council includes Secretary of State Steve Simon, honorary co-chairs Vice President Walter Mondale and civil rights leader Dr. Josie Johnson, and dozens of Minnesota-based nonprofit, faith, business, and other community leaders, including the City of Minneapolis' Office of City Clerk.