This Is What Democracy Looked Like… and How to Make It Better
Where: The Cooper Union
7 E. 7th St. | 41 Cooper Sq.
212-353-4100 Price: Free
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Join Samantha Bee, Zephyr Teachout, Victoria Bassetti, and author Alicia Cheng to discuss the history of ballots: how boring ballots are good ballots, how the electoral system is unfair but better than it was, and how this election might pave the way to a new era of electoral integrity. This free, online panel is being held in conjunction with the exhibition This is What Democracy Looked Like: A Visual History of the Printed Ballot featuring images of historical ballot culled from Cheng’s recent book of the same name.
Samantha Bee has quickly established herself as having one of the most unique and sharp comedic voices on television with her late-night show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
Zephyr Teachout is an Associate Law Professor at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches and writes about election law, antitrust law, and corruption.
Victoria Bassetti is a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law and in addition to her work on This Is What Democracy Looked Like is the author of Electoral Dysfunction, the companion book to a PBS documentary by the same name.
A founding partner of MGMT. design and The Cooper Union School of Art’s Fall 2019 Frank Stanton Chair in Graphic Design. Alicia Cheng is the author of This Is What Democracy Looked Like, the first illustrated history of printed ballot design.