Dawn Chanet Collins is a graduate of Southern University Law Center with a certificate in Public Law. As a community organizer and former elected official, she has a long history of advocating and winning for those she serves. As an attorney, she exudes the same passion for her clients as she fights to protect rights and empower communities.
On this episode we discuss:
Redistricting will set the direction of the school system for the next decade and is arguably the most important issue board members will vote on. Join me for a discussion with:
The fight for equality for all people is a constant battle, especially the right to vote. In 1870, the 15th Amendment was passed. It states: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” The 15th Amendment made absolutely no mention of women. Women of all races had to wait a half century later until 1920 for the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.And even still, both black men and black women faced many other legalized barriers to voting until the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This particular Roundtable Talk will focus on the 100th year anniversary of the 19th Amendment which was passed to give all women the right to vote while also reflecting on barriers as well as significant victories gained from the Women's Suffrage Movement.
Book Recommendations coming soon.