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Published on August 14th, 2020 | by University Communications

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Social work group invites interested students, faculty, staff to event on voter engagement

Members of the Saint Leo community are invited to join an educational Zoom event about social work practice and voting rights from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, August 29. The event, “A Call for Advocacy: Voter Engagement,” is being hosted by the Nature Coast Florida Unit of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Christina Cazanave,  a member of Saint Leo’s undergraduate social work faculty and chair of this unit, is suggesting interested faculty and advisors share news of this event particularly with students in social work, political science, legal studies, criminal justice, and sociology. College students may attend without charge. NASW members may attend for $20 (continuing education credits are available) and non-members may participate for $25.

The guest speaker for the event is Nancy Abudu, deputy legal director of the Southern Poverty Law Center. She will discuss voter registration laws and the status of efforts in Florida to restore voting rights to most ex-felons. The event will also cover the political, social, and health benefits of voting; discuss nonpartisan advocacy of voter participation as a means of combating social injustice; and provide guidance on finding and using voter-registration engagement tools.
Registration for the event is online.

For more information, contact christina.cazanave@saintleo.edu.

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