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Save the Date: SP2’s Voices for Votes event to spark ‘real talk’ about top social justice issues

Faculty & Research


The School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) is excited to announce its upcoming event, “Voices for Votes: Real Talk on the Key Social Justice Issues for the 2016 Presidential Election.”

Voices for Votes: Real Talk on the Key Social Justice Issues for the 2016 Presidential Election

September 19, 2015, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Fitts Auditorium – University of Pennsylvania Law School

3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA

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Voices for Votes will be a nonpartisan discussion moderated by Sara Lomax-Reese, 900AM-WURD’s president and general manager. This interactive forum, including a distinguished panel of experts, will focus on what a diverse community of voters and voters-to-be feel are the most pressing social justice issues facing the world today that must be addressed in the 2016 election.

Via conversations generated in Voices for Votes, SP2 hopes to provide a forum in which people from diverse communities — regardless of race, creed, political affiliation, economic status, age, etc., — have a safe and structured outlet wherein they can voice their opinions and gain practical knowledge to make a difference at the polls, as well as in their communities.

Voices for Votes will cast a wide net to include not just Penn faculty, staff, and students, but also community organizations, policymakers, affinity groups, and a bevy of other unique and multi-generational individuals throughout the region.

“Voices for Votes” comes as a prelude to SP2’s anticipated release of the “SP2’s Penn Top Ten,” a comprehensive publication, reference guide and multimedia package in which SP2 experts address what they believe are the top ten social justice issues facing the country today. Both the event and Penn Top Ten strive to educate, enlighten and empower current and future voters from all walks of life.

The forum, which is open to the general public, is one of many efforts SP2 puts forth to advance social justice and societal transformation through education, research, and civic engagement on a global level.

Light refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity to network and collect voter resource materials after the event.