Co-Presented with
The U.S. Department
of Arts and Culture
REMINDER! Join us on Monday!
Arts, Culture
and Voting Power
Monday, September 14
4:00-5:30pm EST, 3:00-4:30pm CT, 1:00-2:30pm PT
We’re having an election party and you are invited!
Rather than watching the returns together, we are coming together to learn how arts, culture, and creative media can reimagine our democracy and revitalize civic participation, with a focus on historically disenfranchised communities. 
Join us to learn about inspiring nonpartisan programs in both urban and rural communities related to the election and census. We will hear from artists and cultural organizers working in Louisiana, Florida, Texas, Wisconsin and nationally. We look forward to sharing a space to hear more about what you are engaged in and to support connections between artists and activists working to build voting power and be counted. Together, we will ask what work will continue after the election to ensure that change for the better actually takes place.
The call will feature presentations from Andrea Assaf, Dr. Rob “Biko” Baker, Trupania “Trap” Bonner, amalia deloney, and Savannah Romero, highlighting the following work:

  • #HTownVotes, artist and cultural practitioner projects that will motivate youth and people of color in the Houston area to mobilize to vote

  • #LouisianaCounts2020, a census education initiative providing Louisiana residents with information, trainings and a direct line to unheard voices

  • Disinfo Defense League (DDL), a real-time, rapid response network to disrupt and dismantle manipulation and disinformation efforts targeting Black, Afro Latinx, and Latinx communities

  • Illuminative’s Natives Vote, a campaign utilizing narrative and culture change strategies to mobilize Native American voters nationwide, as well as their partnership with Culture Surge to activate artists and create and distribute content to mobilize the vote

  • and more!

More information on presenters and work here.

Sign up here if you want to share your nonpartisan civic engagement related to the elections or census on the call. We’ll reserve you a 2 minute slot.

It is important to us that the virtual event is accessible to all. To make a specific access request, including translation and closed captioning, please email [email protected]
Make sure you and everyone you know get counted. Fill out the census here
Register to vote at
National Voter Registration Day is September 22. Click here to find out more.
Thank you to The Puffin Foundation for your support of this event.