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CANCELED: History Lecture on Voter Suppression Coming to Library

Voting, voter suppression
A voter casts a ballot at a polling station in Las Vegas on Election Day 2016. (Source: Center for American Progress)

Please Note: This event has been canceled per PFPL on April 30, 2019

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd, will host its second history lecture at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, this one on voter suppression.

Widespread voter suppression—particularly against historically marginalized groups—is a reoccurring problem in the United States. Voter suppression is relentlessly effective in preventing voting-eligible Americans from contributing to the electoral process.

Join us Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the Ringering room.

Guest Lecturer, Dr. Matthew Costello was raised in Hallowell, Maine, receiving a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of North Carolina, specializing in African Politics. He has taught at the University of North Carolina, Duke University, and has been a faculty member at Saint Xavier University since 1991.

Audience participation welcomes. The series is free and open to the public. For a full list of dates and topics please check our website

Be informed for 2020!

The mission of the Park Forest Public Library is to open doors to a world of information, education, and recreation and is dedicated to being a vital part of the community.

This is a release from the Park Forest Public Library.