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Other Swing Voter Convening: Visioning Forward

September 30 @ 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Other Swing Voters are decisive political agents who have the ability to shift power in this election and beyond.

About this Event


On September 30th, the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research and Demos will host the Other Swing Voter: Visioning Forward Virtual Convening from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m ET.

THE OTHER SWING VOTER is defined as voters who oscillate between voting and not voting (or voting third party). These voters are predominated young Black and Latinx voters and they must be at the center of antiracist electoral organizing strategies, power-building, and policy analyses. During this afternoon of political education, Black and Latinx grassroots political organizers, as well as researchers and policymakers, will detail how to build cross-sectoral relationships that allow knowledge-sharing, analysis, and the development of freedom-forward strategies for organizing and sustaining this voting bloc.

This will be a virtual event hosted via Zoom. The password-protected link will be sent to event attendees prior to the event.


Session One – 11:15 AM to 12 PM

Research to Practice – Dr. Cathy Cohen and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi will detail the gaps in research on Other Swing Voters and present their ideas on how to expand data collection for this voting bloc.

Session Two – 12 PM to 12:45 PM

Building Power: Organizing Through and Beyond Elections – Youth leaders will share their go-to strategies to encourage civic engagement and build political education among high school and college students.

Session Three – 1 PM to 1:45 PM

Electoral Organizing in 2020: Strategies, Challenges and Opportunities – Local grassroots organizers will focus on the challenges and systemic barriers that affect grassroots political mobilization in this election cycle.

Session Four – 2 PM to 2:45 PM

From Elections to Governance – Policymakers, government officials, and community organizers will reimagine government structures beyond the elections and will present a roadmap on how to achieve community-based governance.



September 30
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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Boston University Anti-Racism Center