Voting is About Power and Justice: A Conversation with LaTosha Brown and Desmond Meade


Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Virtual Event
  • LaTosha Brown, Co-founder, Black Voters Matter; 2020-2021 Hauser Leader, CPL; 2020 Leader in Practice, WAPPP; 2020-2021 American Democracy Fellow, Warren Center for Studies in American History; Fall 2019 Fellow, IOP
  • Desmond Meade, President and Executive Director, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition; Hauser Leader, CPL
  • Moderator: Marshall Ganz, Rita E. Hauser Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Organizing, and Civil Society, Harvard Kennedy School

12:00-1:00 P.M. ET
REGISTER - Registration is required.

The 2020 U.S. election season has bred a groundswell of efforts to register Black voters, and to re-enfranchise persons with former felony convictions. In large part, these efforts have been led by LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter and Desmond Meade, president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. As leading defenders of democracy in the southern United States, Brown and Meade have galvanized marginalized communities to take to the polls in the name of power and justice. Join us and moderator Marshall Ganz—Rita E. Hauser Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Organizing, and Civil Society—for a discussion with these inspiring voting activists.

This event is open to the public. The session will be recorded, and may be posted to YouTube and/or CPL's social media channels. Attendees must register for this event using the registration link above. Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodation or who have questions about access, please contact in advance of the session. 

Co-sponsored by the HKS Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard's Institute of Politics and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History

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See also: Hauser Leaders