Know Your Lines: Gerrymandering U.S. Elections

Does your local congressional election feel like a foregone conclusion? Increasingly, many electoral districts are designed to be this way. The word for this is gerrymandering -- the practice of politicians drawing electoral boundary lines to benefit a specific party. Not only is it problematic for an electoral republic, but gerrymandering can make politicians more extreme and voters effectively powerless and apathetic. This multidisciplinary panel will explore how gerrymandering became so common in the United States, the current state of gerrymandering and its consequences, and methods for identifying gerrymanders to confront and prevent the manipulation of electoral districts. To do so, it draws on the expertise of Dr. Katrina SimsDr. Johanna Franklin, and Dr. Craig Dalton of the Departments of History, Mathematics, and Global Studies and Geography, respectively, at Hofstra University.

 

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/culture.

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Cost:

Free

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Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA


Contact:

Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
Website: Click to Visit

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