‘Does Your Vote Really Count?’ topic of UT Diversity Dialogue Nov. 1

October 31, 2016 | Events, UToday
By Christine Billau

One week before Election Day, The University of Toledo will explore opinions from millennials surrounding voting and democracy in the latest installment of the Dialogues on Diversity series.

The event titled “Does Your Vote Really Count?” will take place Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Room 2582.

“This is not a debate about which candidate is best,” said Anna Crisp, a student trustee appointed to the UT Board of Trustees who is studying public health. “We will discuss important questions at this diversity dialogue. Are you voting in the upcoming presidential election? Does your vote make a difference? Or do you believe it is a waste of time and energy? It’s an opportunity for students to share their opinions.”

Free food and prizes will be available at the dialogue hosted by UT Student Government and the University’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion. UT students, faculty and staff are invited.

Student leaders will begin the program by leading a panel discussion with experts on the democratic process. They will then engage in a discussion with the audience.

“We want to hear from students, faculty and staff,” said Dr. Willie McKether, UT vice president for diversity and inclusion. “This is an opportunity to engage our community on the important subjects of voting relevance, its history and its future.”

McKether leads UT’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion and spearheaded the development of the University’s strategic plan for diversity and inclusion. It is available at utoledo.edu/diversity.

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