An Equity Lens on Voting: Espousing an Intersectional Perspective for Voter Parity
Date & Time
Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Underrepresented students encounter unique voting barriers that need to be addressed in general voter engagement campaigns to effectively interrogate sociopolitical inequities. When higher education institutions do not espouse an intersectional perspective towards realizing voter parity, educators and policymakers may perpetuate disparate voter outcomes and/or exhibit deficit assumptions about underrepresented populations. In an effort to realize equity, diversity, and inclusion for voter parity, this presentation shares the best student political learning and engagement strategies and interventions in support of underrepresented student populations. Participants will have the opportunity to critically examine their personal biases and ensure that their campus voting plans realize equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts for all students.
Learning outcomes:
  • Participants review statistics regarding underrepresented communities and their respective voting barriers; this will inform participants’ perspective on voter parity and student engagement
  • Participants examine their personal biases and leverage advocacy tools to support communities
  • Participants become familiar with the tools and processes to advance a diversified campus vote plan
Location Name
Full Address
Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell St
Seattle, WA 98101
United States
Session Type
Small breakout