President Rob Vischer speaks at Voting Rights Symposium
(Brandon Woller '17/University of St. Thomas)

In the News: Yohuru Williams on the Voting Rights Symposium Hosted by the Racial Justice Initiative at St. Thomas

Yohuru Williams, history professor and founding director of the Racial Justice Initiative at the University of St. Thomas, recently spoke with FOX 9 about the Voting Rights Symposium, which was held at the university on Feb. 1.

From the story:

“A big part of this is how do we do that? How do we include younger voices? How do we include more diverse voices? How do we facilitate the ease with which people can cast a ballot? How do we reimagine the ways in which we register people to vote? How do we ensure that people feel like their voice is being heard by ensuring that candidates are vying for the influence of a particular party, but actually speaking to issues that impact communities – issues such as police brutality, for example. ...”