2020 Election and Engaging Communities of Color


Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 6:00pm


JFK Jr. Forum, 79 JFK St.

Maria Hinojosa

6:00 PM

Join us for In The Thick live from the JFK Jr. Forum! Award-winning journalists and In The Thick co-hosts Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela travel to Harvard Kennedy School for a live show to discuss the 2020 election and engaging communities of color.

Additional guests include:

  • LaTosha Brown, IOP Fall 2019 Resident Fellow; award-winning organizer and co-founder, Black Voters Matter Fund
  • Renée Graham, associate editor and columnist, The Boston Globe

The 2018 midterms were the highest turnout rate for a midterm election in recent history, and Latinos and Asians voted at about a 40 percent higher rate since 2014, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2020, POC (People Of Color) voters will make up a third of all eligible voters, the largest breakdown yet with the Latino community in particular becoming the biggest POC demographic. But this is more than numbers, POC communities are historically under-reported in media coverage during election season and often overlooked by candidates. In this live broadcast of In The Thick, we’ll discuss the POC vote in 2020 and civic engagement among communities of color beyond this election cycle.


Co-sponsored by the Center for Public Leadership and the Institute of Politics