Activating the Massachusetts Electorate
The Institute and WBUR will gather local political organizers, data experts and advocacy organizations for a conversation about how we can activate and expand the Massachusetts electorate. The program will reflect on the results of September’s primaries, discuss what we can learn from the methods and efforts that drove new communities of voters to the polls, and analyze how Massachusetts can make voting easier and more accessible. This is the second of two conversations the Institute and WBUR are partnering on to explore current issues facing the Commonwealth.
• Cheryl Clyburn Crawford, @MassVOTE, Executive Director, MassVOTE
• Nancy Thomas, @NancyThomasIDHE, Director, Institute for Democracy & Higher Education, Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University
• Richard Chacón, @chaconrichard, Executive Director of News Content, WBUR
Each fall, Mass Humanities brings a stellar group of scholars, journalists, and public officials together for a series of public conversations examining fundamental aspects of our democratic culture. This year, leading scholars Danielle Allen and Jill Lepore will explore the role of historians in society, and the importance of history in a democracy.
Innovative education leader Geoffrey Canada, president and founder of Harlem Children’s Zone, is the inaugural speaker for the Stone Social Impact Forum, a new signature series highlighting civic change agents who advance social change and innovatively address areas of inequality in our society.
Learn more about our program series, including Across the Aisle, Getting to the Point, and other special programs.