What: Community College of Philadelphia hosts CCP Votes, a multi-year civic-engagement initiative designed to engage students in the community and the electoral process.
CCP students continuously surpass the national average for student voting with a 63.4 percent voting rate in 2016 compared with a rate of 50.4 percent for all college students nationally.
To kick off the event, there will be a voting rights discussion with Barbara R. Arnwine, founder and CEO of the Transformative Justice Coalition, and internationally-recognized expert on voting suppression, followed by a
Voting Rights Pep Rally with free food, music, games, giveaways, and the chance to register on the spot. Students will get a behind-the-scenes look at the City’s new voting machines, and fill out “Why I Vote” cards, which will be placed on the colorful pledge wall. Roary, CCP’s new mascot will also be on hand.
Who: This event is a partnership between Community College of Philadelphia's Institute for Community Engagement and Civic Leadership and The Urban League of Philadelphia.
When: Tuesday, September 24:
- 9:40 - 10:40 a.m., Bonnell Building, Large Auditorium: Discussionon voting rights and suppression by Barbara R. Arnwine, founder and CEO of the Transformative Justice Coalition.
- 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Bonnell Building, Lobby: Voting Rights Pep Rally.
Where: Community College of Philadelphia
Allen T. Bonnell Building
556 N 17th St, just south of Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
About Community College of Philadelphia
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