Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. William Barber II face emanates neon purple rays against a background of dark blue with dark teal concentric pentagonal shapes that subtly meet one another to create a cohesive pattern as they radiate out in to space. Race Forward Presents Facing Race: A National Conference.

Members of the House Committee on the Judiciary will gather on Tuesday (September 10) at 10 a.m. to hear testimony from voting and civil rights activists about voter suppression and voting rights. Watch a livestream of the hearing here.

Myrna Pérez, director of the Brennan Center for Justice’s voting rights and elections program, will speak to the committee about “the need for a renewed Voting Rights Act to end racial discrimination at the polls,” according to an emailed statement. Additional speakers will include:   

J. Christian Adams, president and general counsel at Public Interest Legal Foundation

Vanita Gupta, president and CEO at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Dale Ho, voting rights project director at the American Civil Liberties Union

Derrick Johnson, president and CEO at National Association for Colored People

Natalie Landreth, senior staff attorney at Native American Rights Fund