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WORKSHOP: We Decide: Arts, Culture and Voting Power

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WORKSHOP: We Decide: Arts, Culture and Voting Power


We’re proud to be joining our friends at Arts & Democracy to present We Decide: Arts, Culture and Voting Power, where we’ll be coming together to learn how arts, culture, and creative media can reimagine our democracy and revitalize civic participation, with a focus on historically disenfranchised communities. Join us!

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.

Monday, September 14, 4:00-5:30pm EST, 3:00-4:30pm CT, 1:00-2:30pm PT

Register HERE

A weblink to Zoom will be emailed before the event.