When: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: 
Zoom (link forthcoming)
Presenter: 
Sonia Gill, Senior Legislative Counsel, and Bobby Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Democracy Division, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Price: 
Free

The Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program is proud to mark the 100th anniversary of the enfranchisement of women in the US with a presentation and discussion about voter suppression, race and the COVID pandemic with ACLU Voting Rights attorneys Sonia Gill and Bobby Hoffmann. 

Sonia Gill serves as a senior legislative counsel in the National Policy Advocacy Department of the ACLU, where she leads the organization’s federal advocacy work in voting and elections. Gill previously served as a senior policy counsel with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and a staff attorney at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Gill has worked on criminal justice reform initiatives, investigating and developing cases to challenge debtors’ prisons and denial of the right to counsel, and has worked to advance policing reform around the country.

Gill will be joined by ACLU colleague Bobby Hoffmann, Deputy Director of the ACLU Democracy Division. Hoffman works with state affiliates and state partners to support legislation and ballot initiatives that protect and expand the freedom to vote.

Sponsored by: 
Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Contact information

Name: 
Professor Mary Armstrong
Phone: 
610-330-5992
Email: 
armstrom@lafayette.edu