Media Advisory: Dec. 2: Ari Berman to speak about voting rights at Wake Forest University

Journalist Ari Berman will visit Wake Forest University to discuss voting rights in America on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Berman’s address, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Porter Byrum Welcome Center at 6:30 p.m. He will sign books beginning at 6 p.m.

Berman is a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian, and he is a frequent political commentator on MSNBC, C-SPAN and NPR.

In his new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, Berman traces the history of American democracy through the Voting Rights Act and discusses the ways in which factions have sought to limit voting rights since 1965. He is also author of Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics.

Berman graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and political science.

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