Past Event

Love Will Win the Day: A Conversation with Desmond Meade

Love Will Win the Day: A Conversation with Desmond Meade

Join Illinois Humanities for an intimate conversation with author and voting rights activist Desmond Meade about his inspiring book Let My People Vote: My Battle to Restore the Civil Rights of Returning Citizens. The conversation will explore Desmond’s life, his first-hand experiences with the criminal legal system, and his ongoing fight for returning citizens’ rights to fully reenter society.

Desmond will be joined in conversation by Tyreece Williams, Program Manager of Envisioning Justice. This event will be held on Zoom and include a live audience Q&A. You can purchase Let My People Vote: My Battle to Restore the Civil Rights of Returning Citizens here.

This event is in partnership with Women & Children First.

This program will build on the conversation about reentry to be explored in the latest Illinois Humanities-produced Envisioning Justice Rapid Response series, airing July 14. Rapid Response: RE-ENTRY will share perspectives from artists, humanists, and organizers to encourage us to reexamine perceptions of returning citizens and pose questions about existing approaches to accountability.

HOW TO ATTEND

Register below to attend this event on Zoom and participate in the audience Q&A. Audiences can also watch the conversation live on our YouTube channel.