October 20th: “Why Should Students Vote?: Democracy, Protest, and the #2020 Election”
“Why Should Students Vote?: Democracy, Protest, and the #2020 Election”
Tuesday, October 20th, 2:30-3:30pm CST
Stream URL: https://www.facebook.com/amillionconvos/live/.
The Vanderbilt Department of Medicine, Health, and Society, Tennessee Tech University, and Millions of Conversations invite students to a public discussion of “Why Should Students Vote?: Democracy, Protest, and the #2020 Election” on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 2:30-3:30pm CST.
What’s the point of voting? Pre-pandemic surveys suggested that young people had begun to question “democratic governance in the U.S.” Pundits now wonder: will gen Z vote? But is that even real? Have a pandemic and a summer of protests altered these trajectories? Are students showing new forms or engagement? What can we learn from the ‘youts?
Jonathan Metzl (Vanderbilt)
Trae Crowder (comedian and author)
Jamil Smith (Rolling Stone)
Caroline Randall Williams (Vanderbilt and poet)
With responses by:
Samar Ali (Millions of Conversations)
Mia Keeys (American Medical Association, Center for Health Equity)
Beth Joslin Roth (Safe Tennessee Project)
And students from across the USA
This event is held as part of Vanderbilt’s Covid and Society university class and the Millions of Conversations Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice series, with thanks to the American Medical Association Center for Health Equity