2020 National HBCU Voting Summit

Alabama A&M University
September 10-11, 2020

This November, Americans will experience one of the most critical elections of our lifetime. Even though Millennials and Gen Zers make up one of the largest voting-eligible groups in the country, students—especially Black students—are up against some of the most egregious voter suppression tactics aided by systemic racism and the COVID-19 pandemic.

That’s why on September 10 and 11, The Andrew Goodman Foundation—in partnership with Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project and Students Learn Students Vote Coalition—convened the first-ever National HBCU Student Voting Summit. Hosted by Alabama A&M University, the virtual conference engaged over 30 HBCUs from around the country to prepare students to vote in 2020 and beyond.

The Summit is an extension of The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s commitment to supporting students of color and creating an infrastructure to support HBCUs and other People of Color Serving Institutions with getting out the vote.

161

Participants

31

HBCUs

22

Speakers

2020 Schedule

THUR 9/10

Time Session
7-7:30PM ET Resource Expo
7:30-7:40PM ET Welcome to the 2020 National HBCU Student Voting Summit Opening Dinner Christina Sanders | Senior Program Manager, The Andrew Goodman Foundation Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr. | President, Alabama A&M University Lodriguez Murray | Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs, United Negro College Fund David Shepard, Esq. | Chief Legal Officer & Chief of Staff, Thurgood Marshall College Fund Alexandria Harris, Esq. | Executive Director, The Andrew Goodman Foundation Jarvis Benson | Program Manager, The Andrew Goodman Foundation
7:40-8PM ET A Tribute to Congressman John Lewis David Goodman| Vice Chairman, The Andrew Goodman Foundation Board of Directors and brother of Andrew Goodman Dave Dennis| Former CORE Director and Co-Organizer of Freedom Summer Danny Glover | Actor, Director, and Activist
8-8:30PM ET Dinner Table Conversations
8:30-9PM ET Resource Expo

FRI 9/11

Time Session
11-11:15AM ET Opening Reception Christina Sanders | Senior Program Manager, The Andrew Goodman Foundation Alexandria Harris, Esq. | Executive Director, The Andrew Goodman Foundation
11:15-Noon ET Young Elected Officials Panel Brian Rowland | City Councilman, Prairie View, TX Rep. Anthony Daniels | Alabama State House of Representatives, District 53
Noon-12:45PM ET Getting Out the HBCU Vote: Best Practices, Capacity-Building, and Resources Wambui Gatheru | Senior Program Manager, The Andrew Goodman Foundation Stephanie King | Director of Strategic Initiatives, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Monica Clarke | Coordinator, Student Support Services and Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Campus Champion, Alabama A&M University Chadwick Leonard | Florida State Coordinator, Campus Vote Project Dominique McMillan | Program Coordinator, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
12:45-1PM ET Break
1-1:45PM ET Target and Turnout Your Campus Using Instagram and Facebook Nicol Perez | Program Manager – Civic Education Partnerships, Facebook Katie Shade | Product Manager, Facebook
1:45-2:30PM ET HBCU Students in Action: Tips and Insight for Getting Ready for Election Day Ciarra Malone | Georgia State Coordinator, Campus Vote Project Amaya Rearden | Student and Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Ambassador, Alabama A&M University Christina Williams | Student and Campus Vote Project Democracy Fellow, Clark Atlanta University
2:30-3:45PM ET Campus Vote Turnout Planning Katheryn Quintin | Partnerships Manager, Students Learn Students Vote Coalition
3:45-4PM ET Closing Remarks

Summit Hosts

The 2020 National HBCU Student Voting Summit was hosted by Andrew Goodman Campus Partner, Alabama A&M University.

Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr.

Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr.

President, Alabama A&M University

Monica Clarke

Monica Clarke

Coordinator, Student Support Services and Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Campus Champion, Alabama A&M University

Austin Smith

Austin Smith

Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Team Leader, Alabama A&M University

Amaya Rearden

Amaya Rearden

Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere Ambassador, Alabama A&M University

Partners

The 2020 National HBCU Student Voting Summit was a collaboration between a collective of organizations committed to increasing student voter turnout in 2020.

Alabama A&M University

Alabama A&M University

The Andrew Goodman Foundation

The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project

Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project

Students Learn Students Vote Coalition

Students Learn Students Vote Coalition

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