LEH Funded Program – Who Gets to Vote

The Abbeville Library has received a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) to host an adult reading program at the Abbeville Library.

“Who Gets to Vote?” is a new reading and discussion series available to Louisiana public libraries and community partners through the “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The series, developed by the LEH, is intended to engage members of the general public in conversations on the history of voting in the United States. Sessions are intended to spark dialogue around issues and themes supported by the texts.

Participants will engage in discussions led by scholar facilitators who encourage critical thinking about the subjects discussed. Our discussion leader with be UL Professor of History, Dr. Mary Farmer-Kaiser, PhD.

This program will span four Wednesday evenings in the month of March, the 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st. It will be held at the Abbeville Library with the start time of 6:00 pm each evening. Books will be provided and yours to keep.

For more information or to sign up call Sue Trahan at 337-422-6703.