Columbia Law School debate discusses 'Delivering the Black vote'

Cyril Josh Barker | 4/7/2016, 12:41 p.m.
The December 12th Movement, the Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia University and the Black Vote ...
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The December 12th Movement, the Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia University and the Black Vote Coalition are hosting “The Great Debate In Harlem” Monday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Columbia University Law School, located at 435 W. 116th St. and Amsterdam Avenue.

The discussion is an analysis of Black voting patterns from Fannie Lou Hamer in 1964 to Barack Obama in 2012: progress, stagnation or retrograde trend.

Speakers include Viola Plummer, chair of the December 12th Movement; Amina Baraka, poet, singer and actor; and Joy Williams, president of the Brooklyn Chapter of the NAACP. Invited guest speakers are David Paterson, former New York State governor; Bill Perkins, New York State senator; Keith Wright, New York State assemblyman; Michael Duncan, chancellor of the United Negro Improvement Association; King Downing, former National Director of ACLU Racial Profiling Unit.

The Black Vote Coalition includes the December 12th Movement, Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People, Haitian Doctors Group, Reparations Now!, the International Association Against Torture, Operation Power and the Drammeh Institute.

Call 718-398-1766 for more information.