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We Decide: Arts, Culture and Voting Power with U.S. Dept of Arts and Culture on Mon 14 Sept 2020


The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture presents We Decide: Arts, Culture and Voting Power livestreami

https://howlround.com/happenings/livestreaming-we-decide-arts-culture-and-voting-powerng on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 14 September at 1 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 3 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 4 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

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

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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



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