Black Voters Matter

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time: 06:30 PM
Location: Ballroom Ferguson Student Center
Cost: Free

Categories: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Faculty & Staff, Students

I Matter. You Matter. We Matter. Black Voters Matter.

Following the theme for Black History Month: "African Americans and the Vote," the UA Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will bring to campus Cliff Albright, co-founder and executive director of Black Voters Matter, a nonprofit organization that increases the political power of black people. Albright has more than 20 years of experience in community organizing, social justice movements and advising philanthropies.

Albright and his team travel through Southern and swing states in what they call "The Blackest Bus in America" to energize voters, spread love and build power. Black Voters Matter received nationwide attention when it turned out voters in Alabama's overlooked Black Belt and helped secure Doug Jones's surprise victory to the U.S. Senate in 2017.

Albright is based in Atlanta and previously lived in Selma where he focused on bringing funding to community groups in the area. He earned a B.S. in Applied Economics and an M.P.S. in Africana Studies from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from The University of Alabama.

This event is open to the public.

Contact Info: Cresandra Smothers, cresandra.smothers@ua.edu, 205-348-2473, Website

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