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Insights from the Bench: Judge Gay Polk-Payton on Law & Leadership

May 15, 2024 Anika Wilson Season 5 Episode 2
Insights from the Bench: Judge Gay Polk-Payton on Law & Leadership
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Your Voice; Your Power with Anika
Insights from the Bench: Judge Gay Polk-Payton on Law & Leadership
May 15, 2024 Season 5 Episode 2
Anika Wilson

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Join host Anika Wilson and guest Judge Gay Polk-Payton as they delve into the critical roles of education and activism in the justice system. Tune into a profound discussion on the urgency and importance of informed voting and social justice.
- Discover the significant impacts of misinformation on voter participation and the specific challenges certain demographics face.
- Gay Polk-Payton shares her extensive experience as a judge and the responsibilities of interpreting the law for the disenfranchised.
- Learn about the crucial role of being well-educated on your rights as a voter and the mechanisms of the justice system.
- An exploration of the responsibilities of civic leaders and the importance of presence in communities beyond just election times.
- Insight into the importance of representation in leadership roles, especially for women and black women, in making a societal impact.
 
Who is Gay Polk-Payton:
Gay Polk-Payton is a judge from Mississippi who has been practicing law for 27 years and has served as both an elected judge for 13 years and an appointed judge for five years in two jurisdictions. She is committed to educating people about their voting rights and addressing misconceptions about disenfranchisement. Additionally, she views her role as a leader similar to maintaining a safe highway for future generations. During the podcast, she shares her experiences and insights into the justice system and emphasizes the importance of being informed and active in voting and other civic duties.

Where to find Judge Gay Polk-Payton
https://www.linkedin.com/in/judge-gay-polk-payton-mba-jd-attorney-at-law-a750b094?utm_source=share&utm_campaign=share_via&utm_content=profile&utm_medium=ios_app

https://www.instagram.com/gaypolkpayton?igsh=MTdvMm00a3B1Z3YyNQ%3D%3D&utm_source=qr

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550101320562&mibextid=LQQJ4d

X, threads and TikTok - @gaypolkpayton

@yourvoiceyourpowerwithanika

Show Notes

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Join host Anika Wilson and guest Judge Gay Polk-Payton as they delve into the critical roles of education and activism in the justice system. Tune into a profound discussion on the urgency and importance of informed voting and social justice.
- Discover the significant impacts of misinformation on voter participation and the specific challenges certain demographics face.
- Gay Polk-Payton shares her extensive experience as a judge and the responsibilities of interpreting the law for the disenfranchised.
- Learn about the crucial role of being well-educated on your rights as a voter and the mechanisms of the justice system.
- An exploration of the responsibilities of civic leaders and the importance of presence in communities beyond just election times.
- Insight into the importance of representation in leadership roles, especially for women and black women, in making a societal impact.
 
Who is Gay Polk-Payton:
Gay Polk-Payton is a judge from Mississippi who has been practicing law for 27 years and has served as both an elected judge for 13 years and an appointed judge for five years in two jurisdictions. She is committed to educating people about their voting rights and addressing misconceptions about disenfranchisement. Additionally, she views her role as a leader similar to maintaining a safe highway for future generations. During the podcast, she shares her experiences and insights into the justice system and emphasizes the importance of being informed and active in voting and other civic duties.

Where to find Judge Gay Polk-Payton
https://www.linkedin.com/in/judge-gay-polk-payton-mba-jd-attorney-at-law-a750b094?utm_source=share&utm_campaign=share_via&utm_content=profile&utm_medium=ios_app

https://www.instagram.com/gaypolkpayton?igsh=MTdvMm00a3B1Z3YyNQ%3D%3D&utm_source=qr

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550101320562&mibextid=LQQJ4d

X, threads and TikTok - @gaypolkpayton

@yourvoiceyourpowerwithanika