Getting to the Point with Congressman John Lewis
A discussion on the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
Getting to the Point with Congressman John Lewis (D-GA): 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
Monday, July 20, 2015, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Columbia Point
Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights icon, joined the Institute in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The program gave the history of the Act and an overview of the climate in the 1960s, including the political and legislative battles, that led to its passage. It also highlighted the current state of voting and civic engagement across the U.S.
A panel discussion and exhibition on income inequality organized by the Humanities Workshop, a consortium of secondary schools in the Greater Boston area that explores pressing issues affecting our community through a humanist lens.
The Kennedy Institute serves as the service village for the Martin Richard Foundation’s Spring Service Day. This event provides an opportunity for families to participate together in a day of service around the theme “creating a better world for young people.”
Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, coauthors of Politico Playbook will join Steve Scully, Political Editor, C-SPAN, to discuss “The Hill to Die On,” their inside account of President Trump’s first two years in the White House as viewed from Capitol Hill.