Grand Opera House
The Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry Street, Macon, GA 31201, USA


Oct 17 2020


7:30 pm



Macon Masters: Cathy Cox (Citizenship)

**Please note** Advance sales for in-person tickets for Cathy Cox’s talk have closed. There will be a very limited number of in-person tickets available at the door, and digital access tickets (livestream) will be available up until 15 minutes before the performance.

Livestream Experience available – $10 for Livestream Supporters

Citizenship and Election Security

Leaders on the hottest topics are right in your backyard!
Macon Masters is a brand new flagship series of speakers featuring bold leaders in Central Georgia with the vision and experience to tackle today’s most vital questions. The Grand will bring people together under the same roof locally and virtually around the world, making the series accessible to all audiences in this vulnerable climate.

Let your voice be heard: A unique three-part structure puts you in the driver’s seat of listening and learning. The evening begins with a master talk given by the leader on a hot topic. The audience will be able to submit their most pressing thoughts before the performance to be answered live onstage in a Q&A session. After the show, there will be an opportunity for a post-show chat in an online forum much the way you might discuss with a neighbor as you walked out of the theatre or at a bar. This moderated online discussion will start 30 minutes after the end of the live event to allow people to return home. This is an opportunity to bridge a connection to someone new and different from you.

Who is Cathy Cox? Reflecting contemporary topics and ideas, the 2020-2021 series will focus on the values of health, education, equity, citizenship, and leadership starting with Dean Cathy Cox of Mercer Law School. She broaches the topic of election security in October of a presidential election year, as the nation looks at Georgia as one of the critical deciding states. As the Secretary of State of Georgia, for eight years Cox oversaw every aspect of implementing Georgia’s election system. She moved the largest division of the office from Atlanta to Macon and instituted a universal electronic voting system to improve the accuracy of the state’s elections, making Georgia the first American state to do so. Cox has been recently quoted in national news like The New York Times and The Associated Press for her expertise on voting, and now she’ll answer your questions only days from when ballots will be cast. Meet Dean Cathy Cox.