Mon, Sep 14|
We Decide: Arts, Culture and Voting Power
Arts & Democracy hosts "We Decide: Arts, Cultural and Voting Power" featuring Andrea Assaf, Dr. Rob “Biko” Baker, Trupania “Trap” Bonner, amalia deloney, and Savannah Romero, highlighting #HTownVotes and other cultural organizing projects nationally.
Time & Location
Sep 14, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
About the Event
We are coming together to learn how arts, culture, and creative media can reimagine our democracy and revitalize civic participation.
Monday, September 14, 4:00-5:30pm EST, 3:00-4:30pm CT, 1:00-2:30pm PT
A weblink to Zoom will be emailed before the event.
Join Arts & Democracy and The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture to learn about inspiring nonpartisan programs in both urban and rural communities related to the election and census, with a focus on historically disenfranchised communities. We will hear from artists and cultural organizers working in Louisiana, Florida, Texas, and Wisconsin as well as those working nationally. We look forward to sharing a space to hear more about what you are engaged in and to support connections between artists and activists working to build voting power and be counted. Together, we will ask what work will continue after the election to ensure that change for the better actually takes place.
The call will feature presentations from Andrea Assaf, Dr. Rob “Biko” Baker, Trupania “Trap” Bonner, amalia deloney, and Savannah Romero, highlighting the following work:
- #HTownVotes, artist and cultural practitioner projects that will motivate youth and people of color in the Houston area to mobilize to vote
- #LouisianaCounts2020, a census education initiative providing Louisiana residents with information, trainings and a direct line to unheard voices
- Disinfo Defense League (DDL), a real-time, rapid response network to disrupt and dismantle manipulation and disinformation efforts targeting Black, Afro Latinx, and Latinx communities. DDL works across geography, generation, and gender to equip communities with tools, training, and tactics needed to combat racialized disinformation and win.
- IllumiNative’s Natives Vote, a campaign utilizing narrative and culture change strategies to mobilize Native American voters nationwide, as well as their partnership with Culture Surge to activate artists and create and distribute content to mobilize the vote
Sign up here if you want to share your nonpartisan civic engagement related to the elections or census on the call. We’ll reserve you a 2 minute slot.
It is important to us that the virtual event is accessible to all. To make a specific access request, please email info[at]artsandemocracy.org