Voting Rights: Then and Now is an interview series with dynamic leaders from across the country on the subject of voting, and in particular, voting on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd in the 2020 United States presidential election. We at the AUC Woodruff Library want to encourage everyone to vote, but we also want to inform people about the history of Voting Rights in this country and host discussions about the specific reasons why it is important to vote.
The first interview of the series conducted by Clinton Fluker, PhD, Assistant Director, Engagement and Scholarship, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library features Genny Castillo, Chief Operating Officer, The Blue Institute.
Genny Castillo serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Blue Institute the premier training program to prepare more young people of color for the leadership of electoral campaigns in the South and Southwest. During the 2018 campaign cycle, Genny served as the Latinx Constituency Director through the Democratic Party of Georgia’s Coordinated Campaign. Genny served as the Director of Caucus Services and developed one of the nation’s most successful state legislative caucus internship programs from 2011-2017 for the Georgia House Democratic Caucus. Genny is a graduate of the GALEO Institute for Leadership, LEAD Atlanta Class of 2016 and the GPEE Education Policy Fellowship Program.
For more information about The AUC Woodruff Library and our special programing related to Voting Rights please visit our digital exhibit: Voice Your Vote: The History of African Americans and the Right to Vote curated by the AUC GLAM Center for Collaborative Teaching and Learning along with the Archives Research Center. Please continue to look for updates on future programing throughout the month of October 2020 on the Library’s main website: www.auctr.edu.