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Barriers to Democratic Participation for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

  • 199 Hope Street
  • Providence, RI 02906
  • Dates: March 22, 2021
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM
  • Price: FREE; Pre-registration required.

Recent tests to our country’s democratic processes remind us of the fragility of our system. For democracy to thrive it needs an educated electorate and systems that allow for full and fair participation by everyone. Join us for a discussion on the systematic barriers that keep people of color from fully participating in our democratic society.

Staff and adult students of the Reentry Campus Program, which provides current and formerly incarcerated individuals with affordable pathways to post-secondary education programs critical to the reentry process, will lead a conversation with leaders who make policies impacting formerly incarcerated individuals. The dialogue will explore barriers that keep formerly incarcerated individuals from fully participating in democratic processes, such as employment and access to adequate education — including civics education and voting rights for people currently in the criminal justice system.

The FREE discussions will be held virtually via Zoom. Pre-registration required at

This event is hosted by Lippitt House Museum and the Providence League of Women Voters.