Join the World of Wellesley, in partnership with The League of Women Voters, Wellesley College and Wellesley Books, for our 2023, IN PERSON Community Book Read, “Give Us the Ballot”, on March 21st at Wellesley College, 6:30-8:30 PM. You will have the chance to meet and hear directly from Ari Berman. In the interim, please recommend this book to your friends and neighbors and ask yourself why is the right to vote still under debate? For more information and reviews of “Give Us the Ballot”, go to: Review by New York Times, Macmillan Publisher review
Ari Berman is an award-winning journalist, national voting rights correspondent at Mother Jones, Reporting Fellow at Type Media Center and author of GIVE US THE BALLOT: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed. Through meticulous research, in-depth interviews, and incisive on-the-ground reporting, Give Us the Ballot offers the first comprehensive history of its kind, and provides new insight into one of the most vital political and civil rights issues of our time.
A message from Sam:
As a local non-profit, World of Wellesley remains committed to uplifting issues of social justice and to making Wellesley a more inclusive community. World of Wellesley has hosted numerous community discussions centering topics such as voting rights, anti-racism practice, and Native American history detailed from Indigenous perspective.
Additionally, World of Wellesley continues to promote and support the initiatives of many community organizations who share in the vision of a more inclusive community.