Bucks County Community College (BCCC) invites the public to a free, virtual, voting rights forum in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, January 27.
The presentation comprises:
- The screening of the short documentary Voting Rights: Here We Go Again, hosted by Kevin Antoine, J.D., BCCC Associate Vice President of Community and Government Affairs and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer
- Panel discussion with:
- State Senator Steve Santarsiero (10th district, Bucks County)
- Bucks County Commissioner Chairman Bob Harvie, who also chairs the Bucks County Board of Elections
- Omar Sabir, City Commissioner of Philadelphia County and a consistent advocate for voting rights and civic engagement
- BCCC faculty member Bill Pezza, who teaches political science and has moderated congressional debates at the college for nearly 12 years
“The 1965 Voting Rights Act was the direct result of Dr. King’s leadership and activism,” noted Antoine. “In this forum, we’re going to discuss how those rights are once again being suppressed today and how we can honor Dr. King’s legacy.”
Antoine, who also chairs the Newtown Township Human Relations Commission, is a U.S. Air Force veteran who graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, earned a law degree from the College of William and Mary, and completed Harvard University’s Administrative Fellowship Program. He is also member of the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Specialist Roster.
Registration for the event is online.