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Voices and Votes speaker series continues at Atlantic Cape with ‘Voting While Transgender’ discussion

05/24/2022 | Media Contact: Claire Sylvester | (609) 343-4933
Flyer for the Voices and Votes event on June 6

Atlantic Cape Community College will continue its Voices and Votes speaker series 3 p.m. June 6 with a virtual talk by Sybastian Smith titled “Voting While Transgender or Transforming.”

Smith will discuss the challenges transgender individuals face when exercising the right to vote and how these challenges can be overcome. The event is accessible only through Zoom at:

Smith is a 39-year-old LGBTQ+ community advocate, activist, Certified Health Educator and Medical Assistant. His goal is to specialize in transgender patients’ affirmative healthcare and addressing public health factors that affect the lives of the Black transgender and non-binary community. He currently serves as Organizing Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality.

This is the fourth discussion in the college’s Voices and Votes speaker series leading up to Atlantic Cape hosting the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling “Voices and Votes: Democracy in America” exhibition at its Mays Landing campus July 11 through Aug. 13.

For more information on this presentation or “Voices and Votes,” contact Dr. Denise-Marie Coulter at

“Voices and Votes” programming has been made possible at Atlantic Cape Community College by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

To learn more, visit

Upcoming Voices and Votes events include:

Art and the American Revolution with Dr. Augustine Nigro and Professor Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan 5:30 p.m. June 13 via Zoom.

Book Discussion and Cooking Demo led by Chef Annmarie Chelius. Chelius will discuss Laura Kumin’s book, “All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food, and the Battle for Women's Right to Vote,” 5 p.m. July 28.