Removing Barriers to Civic Participation for African Americans
February 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/TalkFebruary5
The Trent House Association presents a virtual talk, “Removing Barriers to Civic Engagement for African Americans,” by Dr. Princess Hoagland, immediate past president of the Trent House Association and recipient of a doctorate from Stockton University, on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 2 pm via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/TalkFeb5. This is a free program.
Taking part in community decision-making through voting and other political activities is an important responsibility and privilege of American citizens. But some are denied this opportunity for civic engagement, have been discouraged from exercising their rights, or are alienated from political life as a force for positive change. Dr. Hoagland offers examples from the in-depth interviews she conducted with African American residents of Trenton of the barriers to their engagement in civic and political life. She draws on experience as a community activist and in-depth study to identify both root causes of these barriers and strategies to overcome them. Her talk will inspire listeners to consider how they participate in the civic life of their communities and what actions they might take to support civic engagement for all citizens.