Felon disfranchisement will be discussed at Lunch with the League on Tuesday, October 1.
The speaker will be Pippa Holloway, Middle Tennessee State University history professor and 2019-2020 president of the Tennessee University Faculty Senates.
Disfranchisement is not part of the sentencing of a person for a felony conviction, a press release said. However, it is imposed by certain states on all convicted felons regardless of their offense or the length of their jail time. In other states, felons never lose their right to vote, even while incarcerated. This presentation will help to educate attendees on the enormity of disfranchisement, the press release said.
Holloway received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her master’s degree from UNC at Greensboro, and her doctorate degree from Ohio State University. Her research focuses on legal and political culture, the press release said. She has an extensive background in researching and teaching felon disfranchisement, the history of American citizenship, and diversity and differences in the U.S. South, the release said.
The meeting will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Social Hall of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Lunch with the League is a public service program open to the community. Membership in the League of Women Voters is not required and there is no cost to attend, the press release said.
The presentation will begin at noon. Lunches are provided by the Soup Kitchen, and they are available at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come basis for $10, or you may buy soup for $5, or bring your own lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided, the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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