Election Day lecture: In Democracy We Trust?

The Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road will host an Election Day lecture — In Democracy We Trust? on Nov. 8, from noon-1:30.

Students: Free; members & educators: $5; non-members: $8. Free for teachers who work in Norwalk or Bridgeport with a school email address.

Iced tea and cookies will be served; bring a lunch.


Presented by Gayle Alberda, PhD, assistant professor of politics, Fairfield University and Jocelyn M. Boryczka, PhD, Fairfield University professor of politics.

Dr. Alberda will discuss election laws and “controlling the game.” How is the presidential outcome influenced by the legal process, especially for the minority, youth, and women’s vote? She will also discuss voter ID laws, how they function and influence who wins. Is the ballot out of reach for some citizens? Dr. Boryczka’s talk will focus on the premise of her book, Suspect Citizens: Distrust in American Politics. She argues that framing American women as suspect citizens, neither fully virtuous nor vice-ridden, makes them particularly susceptible to backlash politics and indicates a bigger problem of distrust deeply embedded in our political script.

Information: Fairfieldhistory.org, 203-259-1598.

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