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Two Pandemics, One Election: Race, Identity and the Future of Democracy

Monday, October 5, 2020 | 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Virtual Event

Framed against the backdrop of the Vice-Presidential debate, this conversation will consider the impact of how political candidates’ identities shape the conversation with an increasingly diverse electorate. This includes political agendas, media discourse, the emergence of new groups as political players and new forms of backlash. This roundtable will pay special attention to intersections between racial, ethnic, immigrant and gender identities.

Hosted by the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, Clark-Fox Policy Institute, and the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity.

Learn more about the series, event, and registration: gephardtinstitute.wustl.edu/events

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Speaker Information


- Sayu Bhojwani, Founder & CEO, New American Leaders

- Charli Cooksey, Founder & CEO, WePower

- Hedy Lee, Professor of Sociology & Associate Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity & Equity, Washington University

- Rebecca Wanzo, Professor & Chair, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Washington University


- Adrienne Davis, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Diversity, William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law, Director, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity

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