Student Life: LEADS at Spelman

Contact the SIS Program

For more information about SIS, please contact:

Dr. Wade Gayles
Founding Director of
the SIS Oral History Project and
Faculty Mentor for Spelman's Independent Scholars

Voting With the Elders

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 | 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Ed.D., Academic Center Auditorium

The SIS Oral History Project invites the community to attend the Voting With the Elders symposium on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2017.

SIS Voting With the Elders SymposiumModerator
Former State Legislator Georganna Sinkfield
Mrs. Hattie Dorsey, founder and former president of the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP).
Inclusionary Housing and the Westside

Dr. Joyce King, Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair for Urban Teaching, Learning and Leadership for Georgia State University's Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence, Educational Policy Studies and activist in the Reparations Movement
Focus: Charter Schools, Neighborhood Schools, Free Choice, Reparations, #BlackLives Matter
Dr. Carrie Johnson, SIS Woman of Wisdom, former president of Atlanta NAACP and Vine City activist
Focus: City and State Politics
Dr. Catharine Meeks, the retired Clara Carter Acree Distinguished Professor of socio-cultural studies, community and wellness activist, author, Episcopal minister, and counselor for death row prisoners
Focus: Homelessness, Criminal Justice, Death Penalty
A mock election will take place in Upper Manley on Friday and Saturday before the symposium. Details forthcoming