HKS Summer Teach-In


Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 6:00pm to 7:30pm


My Vote: Does it Matter?
How? Why?

TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2020
6:00-7:30 P.M.
Register Today

Join us for our second installment of the HKS Summer Teach-In series centered around the topic of voting rights.


Special Guests Include:

  • Dr. Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies, Emory University
  • Cornell William Brooks, Director, William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice; Hauser Professor of the Practice of Nonprofit Organizations; Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Timothy McCarthy, Lecturer on History and Literature, Public Policy & Education at Harvard University; Core Faculty, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Nse Ufot, Executive Director, New Georgia Project

* RSVP by 12:00 PM ET on Tuesday, 7/28
* Zoom Information: An e-mail confirmation with Zoom participant information will be sent to your email on the day of the event.
Speaker 7.28

The United States is currently engaged in a time of rebirth, a “great awakening.” Citizens across the world are leading the charge in critical mass against the intolerance of racial injustice. Ignited by the murder of George Floyd, champions from every class, ethnicity, religion and age, as well as leaders in activism, grassroots organizers, and private and public industries are emerging in power and growing in strength. They are bound by their purpose—to hold our country accountable to the standards of what it truly means to be a united nation of one and to demonstrate that Black lives matter.

This summer, the Institute of Politics, Center for Public Leadership, and Women and Public Policy Program are convening the Harvard Kennedy School Summer Teach-In series to help members of our community gain understanding and perspective during this historic moment. Teach-ins transform college and university campuses into political fora in which students, faculty, and community members take collective responsibility for matters of community, national, and global import. Teach-ins originated in the 1960s with the war in Vietnam and continued to be a format used through the 1970s and 1980s to facilitate conversations surrounding the environmental, women’s, and anti-nuclear movements.
LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund and Harvard Kennedy School Visiting Fellow, will facilitate the series alongside leading activists, organizers and change-makers.