Webinar: NCOBPS-APSA Townhall on Black Voter Turnout in the 2020 Election

Black Voter Turnout in 2020:
The Intersections of Politics, Protest and Pandemics

Thursday, October 8th, at 3:00-4:30 PM EDT | Register Here

With three weeks to go to the historic 2020 presidential election, the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) and the American Political Science Association (APSA) present, “Black Voter Turnout in 2020: The Intersections of Politics, Protest and Pandemics,” on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT.

This dynamic virtual town hall brings together expert scholars in Black politics and gender politics to explore and reflect on the challenges and opportunities of strategic political action. Moderated by Tiffany Willoughby-Herard (University of California, Irvine) and Wendy Smooth (The Ohio State University), the virtual town hall brings research-based responses and mature, civil conversations about the politics of the day.

Speakers will discuss Black women’s organizations and mobilization, Black women voters and the gender gap, 2020 voter demographics and party strategy, and the “Black male problem” through the lens of Black and gender politics.

Featured speakers include:

Pearl K. Ford Dowe, Emory University

TOPIC: Black Women’s Organizations and Mobilization
Website: http://www.aas.emory.edu/home/people/faculty/dowe-pearl.html
Twitter: @PkDPhD


Lorrie Frasure, University of California, Los Angeles

TOPIC: Black Women Voters and the Gender Gap
Website: http://lorriefrasure.com/
Twitter: @lorriefrasure


Keneshia N. Grant, Howard University

TOPIC:  Demographics and Party Strategy
Website: https://www.keneshiagrant.com
Twitter: @keneshiagrant


Todd Shaw, University of South Carolina

TOPIC: The “Black Male Problem” and the Black Vote
Website: https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/artsandsciences/…


  • Please join the conversation via Twitter @NCOBPSTweets and @APSATweets  using #BlackVoterTownHall or #BlackVoterTurnout2020
  • Bring your questions and comments! We welcome community organizations, journalists, undergraduate classes, and voters.

Save your spot! Register here!

Bennett Grubbs

Political Science Today

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