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The Rainbow Wave and the 2020 Election

October 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Rainbow Wave

After the crushing disappointment of the 2016 election, Democratic Party voters responded vigorously in 2018. In the words of Van Jones, a “rainbow wave” swept the nation in 2018. Will another rainbow wave emerge and push the Biden-Harris team to victory? The forecast is murky and there is a lot of uncertainty regarding African American, Latino and Asian American voter turnout and their vote choice. In an effort to bring clarity to this issue, President Melvin L. Oliver’s Racial Justice Initiative in conjunction with other sponsors hosts a 2020 elections panel on October 15th from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Join us for a discussion on the presidential campaign. There will be opportunities to ask the panelists questions and the Office of Student Affairs is planning a series of post-panel discussions.

Students, check your email for a zoom link for a post-panel discussion with Sophomore Year Community Assistants (Zawadi Doti and Dani Miller) and Student Affairs staff (Priscilla Cobian and Linda Lam).

Featured Panelists:

Adrian D. Pantoja P’18 and P’24, Professor of Political Studies and Chicano Studies at Pitzer College, Associate Dean of Faculty, and Senior Analyst for Latino Decisions.

Jane Junn, the USC Associates Chair in Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science and Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Southern California.

Evelyn M. Simien, professor in the Department of Political Science and the Director of the Indigeneity, Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (IREP) Master’s degree program at the University of Connecticut.

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, Assistant Dean of Civic Engagement at the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas.

Sponsored by the Racial Justice Initiative at Pitzer College

FMI: www.pitzer.edu/racial-justice-initiative


October 15, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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