The LWVA Opening Meeting will be held via Zoom on September 17, 7-8:30 pm.
Our speaker will be Traci Parker, Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts. Her topic is "Race, Gender, and Voting in the Age of Trump".
Parker holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago. She is the author of Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights, and is currently working on her second book, Beyond Loving: Black Love, Sex, and Marriage in the Twentieth Century. She teaches courses on African American women's history, nineteenth and twentieth century US history, race and racism, class, labor, capitalism, and consumer culture. In these times of profound racism and renewed efforts towards racial equity, especially in the context of the Corona Pandemic, Professor Parker's perspective will be welcomed and will hopefully inform our own work moving forward towards racial justice.