Turning Out Voters in a Time of Crisis: Views from the Front-line
We are heading into an election unlike any other: the compounding social, economic, and public health crises show no sign of abating. At the same time, misinformation, voter suppression, and escalating rhetoric have set the stage for what some observers have worried is an impending crisis of legitimacy. Organizers and activists at the forefront of struggles for social justice know there is a lot at stake in this election, but all recognize that social justice demands of the last months, from racial and housing justice to ending police terror, have had negligible impact on national platforms.
The Institute for Public Knowledge invites you to join the Urban Democracy Lab (UDL) and Gallatin’s Alumni Working Group in Politics & Advocacy for a panel discussion with front-line organizers about the work they are doing, and how they are facing these issues. Moderated by Gallatin Professor and Director of UDL, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, the event features a panel discussion with:
- Ilana Berger, from Caring Majority Rising,
- Kareem Kiping Watson, from Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY)
- Claire Tran, from Organizing for The Frontline Campaign
- Alia Trindle, from the Right to the City Alliance.
Together these organizers will be able to speak to some of the key, ongoing, grassroots efforts led by people of color, immigrants, indigenous and working people around the country in this moment.
RSVP HERE: Turning Out Voters in a Time of Crisis: Views from the Frontline, Wednesday, October 14, 5:30pm — 8:30pm EST on ZOOM.
Photo by Jennifer Griffin.