I know what you are thinking. “Really, what’s so magical about a couple of debates?” Yes, we are only talking about 2 events and yes, the combined attendance was less than 100 people. However, the ideation and implementation of the Open Mic Debate Series is the beginning of something powerful.
Our democracy works best when all people have access to good information and are able to participate in decisions affecting their lives and communities. Unfortunately, less than 35% of registered Jefferson County voters reached the polls for the November 2015 election.
This March the Jefferson County Chapter of KFTC hosted the 3rd Annual We Are Kentuckians: Celebrating Our Common Heritage, a celebration of African American women’s heritage through art, dance, music, spoken word, and storytelling.