Friday, September 30, 2016

Cuyamaca College hosting political discussion series

With Election Day just around the corner, here’s an opportunity to get a historical perspective of voting in America.

The Cuyamaca College Department of History, Social and Behavioral Sciences will present “Politics: Past and Present Series 2016,” through the month of October to focus on a variety of political discussion topics, including voter suppression, gender, foreign policy, local propositions, and the role of persuasion in politics.

The free events, sponsored by Student Affairs and led by Cuyamaca College instructors, are open to the public. Refreshments, music and a voter registration drive will cap each discussion.

  •  Oct. 5, 2016 at 2-3 p.m. in the Student Center, I-209; Alazar Tesfamariam, “The History of Voter Suppression in American Elections.”
  •  Oct. 6, 2016 at 12:30-2 p.m. in the Student Center, I-207; Susan Haber, “Nasty, Mean Election Campaigns.” Juli Jones, “Women and Elections in U.S. History.”
  •  Oct. 11, 2016 at 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Student Center, I-207; John Vazquez, “Why does Foreign Policy Matter in U.S. Presidential Elections? The Ramifications of Policy Platforms.”
  •  Oct. 17, 2016 at 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Student Center, I-208; Steve Weinert, “Central and Peripheral Roots of Persuasion and Politics.”
  •  Oct. 19, 2016 at 2-3 p.m. in the Student Center, I-208; Jessica Cordova, “The Importance of Voting and Significant 2016 Propositions.”
  •  Oct. 25, 2016 at 9:30-11 a.m. in the Student Center, I-207; Doreen Mattingly, “Who’s on Top? Gender and the 2016 Presidential Election
 For more information about the event, email

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