Saturday, June 8, 2024  |  9:00am - 4:30pm ET

Loudermilk Conference Center
40 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

The Atlanta NREI Community Conversation will bring together legislators, policymakers, activists, and community members to examine the core principles of democracy and the ongoing struggle for voting rights and representation in America. Fundamentally, the right to vote is essential for ensuring equal participation and representation for all citizens, yet historical challenges and systemic barriers have disproportionately impacted marginalized communities.

Through a fireside chat, a voting and activism fair, and panel discussions, this event will explore the complexities of voting rights and representation, covering historical struggles, key legislation, contemporary issues, and the role of technology in enhancing democratic access.


About NREI Community Conversations

As part of CBCF’s mission to inform policy and educate the public, the NREI established its Community Conversation Town Halls in 2022 to leverage strategic partnerships, provide space for community-level dialogues and identify solutions that lead to concrete action steps addressing specific issues of systemic racism.

What to Expect at the NREI Community Conversation Atlanta

Fireside Chat

Experience an engaging discussion, providing insights into the dynamic and contentious nature of voting rights from a legislative perspective. Moderated by CBCF President and CEO, Nicole Austin-Hillery, this event promises to inform and inspire.


Voting & Activism Fair

Connect with participating organizations to discover their impactful work, gain insights into pressing issues, and explore actionable ways to join the movement for social justice and voting rights reform.


Content Sessions

Join sessions that will examine the complexities of voting rights and representation, contemporary issues shaping the electoral landscape, and the role of technology in enhancing democratic access.


Check Out Our Past Events


NREI Community Conversation - Detroit | 2022

The Detroit community conversation consisted of a Social Justice Art & Activism Fair, Fireside Chat with Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, and two-panel discussions: Understanding the Detroit Public Safety Historical Landscape and Where Do We Go From Here? Action Steps Towards Public Safety. During lunch, attendees engaged in dialogue to share experiences, strategies to address public safety, legislative needs, and community collaboration.

Voting Rights Braintrust | ALC 2022

Voting Rights Braintrust: 2022 Midterm Elections: Protecting our Voting Rights from the Courts to the Ballot Box and Beyond

Presented by Rep. Terri A. Sewell & Rep. G.K. Butterfield