Black and white photo of police wearing helmets with their backs to the camera, looking like the are beating people with sticks among a lot of gas in the air obscuring the people in the picture

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6-7:30pm
905 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Join Leah Aden, Senior Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, who has come to Columbus on a fact-finding/investigatory trip to address the LDF's "substantial concerns" the Columbus City Council's at-large elections may violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Learn about "minority vote dilution" and at-large elections, from a top attorney at the nation's leading civil rights law firm. Engage in a panel discussion and town hall meeting with Ms. Aden, Jonathan Beard (Everyday People for Positive Change), Bob Fitrakis (professor of political science and attorney), and Al Warner (community activist and former Columbus NAACP chapter president) to discuss the extent to which Black community interests are addressed under the current system where every council member is elected with a majority White votes -- unlike in every other diverse big city in America -- each of which has changed to include at least on majority-minority electoral district under pressure from the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 53 years after Selma.