Constitution Cafés at The Habeas Steps
Cafés take place at the Habeas Steps installation at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park
Sundays, 2 - 4 PM
Free and Open to the Public. Complementary Copies of the U.S. Constitution will be avaialble.
Sunday, November 6th, 2 - 4 PM
The Right to Vote and the State of Democracy in America; Past, Present, and Future
with author and The Guardian correspondent Andrew Gumbel
This Constitution Café asks,"Why is the United States of America unable to run clean, transparent elections, and how does this threaten its Constitutional Democracy?"
Andrew Gumbel is an award-winning journalist and author with a long track record as an investigative reporter, political columnist, magazine writer and foreign correspondent. He has written extensively about law enforcement and the justice system, about politics and politicians, and about the intersection between entertainment, celebrity and the wider world. He recently completed a thorough revision o his history of electoral corruption in the United States, Down for the Count: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America, published by The New Press. Learn more about his work here http://www.andrewgumbel.com
New Yorker staff writer Hendrik Hertzberg calls Andrews new book “a fast-paced ride through the seamy past and alarming present of America’s ramshackle, corruptible electoral machinery” and Ben Jealous, the former president and chief executive of the NAACP, says it is an “eye-opening account… it establishes vital, disturbing connections between the rise of Jim Crow and the most recent attacks on voting integrity.” More on the book here.