“Black Voter Turnout in 2020:
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
Lorrie Frasure, University of California, Los Angeles
TOPIC: Black Women Voters and the Gender Gap
Keneshia N. Grant, Howard University
TOPIC: Demographics and Party Strategy
Todd Shaw, University of South Carolina
TOPIC: The “Black Male Problem” and the Black Vote
- 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!