The League of Women Voters of Wellesley invites the public to attend its opening meeting of the season, which will feature Mira Bernstein addressing “Gerrymandering: Why It’s More Complicated Than Most People Think”.
With the US Supreme Court preparing to hear oral arguments on October 3rd in Gill v. Whitford, a challenge to the redistricting plan passed by Wisconsin’s legislature in 2011, the topic is timely.
Bernstein holds a research faculty position in the interdisciplinary program for Sciences, Technology and Society at Tufts University and is a founding member of the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group, which believes that gerrymandering is a fundamental threat to democracy and election fairness.
The free event will be on Thursday, September 28, at the Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington Street, in Wellesley Hills. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm and the talk will begin promptly at 7 pm.