Local ‘The Vote’ Presentation and Conversation

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WSKG and Roberson Museum and Science Center partnered to offer a free, online preview screening of THE VOTE. This online event took place Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 at 7:00 pm. After the screening, Natalie Shoemaker presented a live look at Roberson’s ‘An Era of Change’ exhibit, and a panel discussion from local community leaders and experts was held.

View the previously recorded Presentation & Conversation here: 

THE VOTE airs Monday, July 6 at 9:00 PM on WSKG-TV.


Our panelists for this evening included

Natalie Shoemaker is the Marketing and Events Coordinator at the Roberson Museum and Science Center. She received her BA in Feature Writing with a minor in American History from Ithaca College. She enjoys researching and discovering little-known places and people throughout history and telling their stories.

Brenda Brown is a retired clinical social worker and a Black History Consultant. Projects include American History through the “EYES” of African Americans, an annual program and exhibit at the Broome County Public Library in Binghamton, NY. Ms. Brown is a Red Cross Disaster Volunteer, a Broome County Board Of Elections Poll Inspector, and a life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.- Apalachin Alumnae Chapter as well as the Broome-Tioga NAACP.

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo was first elected in 2004 and is currently in her eighth term representing the City of Binghamton and Towns of Union and Vestal. She has a number of leadership positions in the Assembly including Chair of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture; Chair, New York Legislative Aviation Caucus, and former Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus. Assemblywoman Lupardo was also a founding member of the Broome-Tioga Suffrage Anniversary Committee.

Carla Michalak is an Associate Professor of Political Science at SUNY Broome and a Board Member of the League of Women Voters of Broome and Tioga Counties. She attended Binghamton University earning a Bachelor degree in Political Science and Economics and a Masters degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Public Administration and Policy Analysis.


  • WSKG thanks DeAnna Brown and Margaret Goodfellow for their efforts with this project.

  • Support for this project comes from a grant provided by WGBH with additional funding for THE VOTE provided by
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