Center for Civic Engagement Presents
Online Event: “Young People Can Change America: Youth Voting and Political Power”
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm EDT/GMT-4This talk is a part of Student Voting: Power, Politics and Race in the Fight for American Democracy, a collaborative course which was codeveloped and is being taught jointly by faculty at Bard College, Tuskegee University, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and Prairie View A&M University, and is a part of a three-year applied learning research project focused on voting rights and made possible by a grant awarded to Bard College from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is also supported by the Open Society University Network and the Andrew Goodman Foundation.
David Hogg (Leaders We Deserve): Thrust into the world of activism by the largest school shooting in American history, Parkland survivor David Hogg has become one of the most compelling voices of his generation. His call to “get over politics and get something done” challenges Americans to stand up, speak out and work to elect morally just leaders, regardless of party affiliation. Passionate in his advocacy to end gun violence, David’s mission of increasing voter participation, civic engagement and activism embraces a range of issues.
Brianna Cea is the executive director and founder of Generation Vote (GenVote), a national electoral justice organization and a skilled youth voting rights organizer and advocate for the AAPI community in NYC, Cea is a frequent media commentator on youth voting issues and has been featured in Good Morning America, WNYC, NPR, Vox News, as well as in USA Today, Ms. Magazine. Brianna is also the current President of OCA-Asian Pacific Advocates NY.
Evan Malbrough is a Managing Organizer at Our Turn and a founding member of Georgia State University’s Vote Everywhere, where he led civic engagement programming on campus. He served as a Summer Research Fellow at the United States Department of Defense and worked in legislative affairs and supported the efforts of the DOD Office of General Counsel. He is a 2020 Puffin Fellow with the Andrew Goodman Foundation and founded the Georgia Youth Poll Worker Project, recruiting 1000 poll workers for the 2020 general election and 2021 runoff. The ACLU of Georgia officially acquired the Georgia Youth Poll Worker Project in December of 2021. Evan serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Andrew Goodman Foundation and as a Speak Truth to Power Youth Advisory Board Member at the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights organization. His work has been published in Forbes, Teen Vogue, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Maisie Brown is a 21-year-old Mississippi native, activist, and organizer. She co-organized Jackson’s Black Lives Matter protest in the summer of 2020 that was the largest protest since the 1960’s civil rights era in the state of Mississippi. She leads the Jackson branch of a nonprofit- student founded reproductive justice organization that provides feminine hygiene products to people and incarcerated women in need. She has been featured in publications and news outlets such as Glamour Magazine, Teen Vogue, and Essence. She is currently a senior political science student at Jackson State University, Youth Program Director at the Institute for Democratic Education in America and the high school youth civic engagement coordinator at Mississippi Votes. She was recently named the university’s first ever Truman Scholar.
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For more information, call 845-758-6822.
Time: 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm EDT/GMT-4