Getting Engaged: Inspiring Civic Bystanders to Action

Published: Oct 28, 2022
Contributor: Rachael Cobb

License: CC BY NC ND 4.0 license – Allows redistribution but no additions or revisions to content. Forbids commercial use.

Revolutionary Spaces, GBH News, GBH Forum Network, and Suffolk University are coming together to present an exciting panel discussion on what it takes to motivate young people to vote in contemporary America.

Moderated by GBH News Senior Editor Peter Kadzis, this special afternoon program features a subject matter policy expert, Noorya Hayat, Senior Researcher at Tufts CIRCLE, a voting rights advocate, Vanessa Snow,Director of Policy and Organizing at MassVote, a political campaign strategist, John Griffin, advisor to Priorities For Progress and Danielle Allen, and a minority youth activist group representative, Lina Cañon, director of operations for the Chica Project.

With audience participation, the panel takes on issues relating to political persuasion, mobilization, and the power of generational change. Among the enduring questions to be addressed are: how is my voice heard; who speaks for me; and what is my recourse if I am silenced or marginalized.

The program will thus aim to explore the who, what, where, when, how, and why of voting among young people in America today.

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