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Melissa Michelson: Mobilizing Black Turnout with Celebrations of Community: The Party at the Mailbox Project
October 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Social Sciences Forum, presented by the Center for Social Science Scholarship, presents Melissa Michelson, Dean of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Menlo College, who will speak on Mobilizing Black Turnout with Celebrations of Community: The Party at the Mailbox Project.
An innovative program developed by Black Girls Vote to increase turnout in the Baltimore primary election of June 2020 called Party at the Mailbox was enormously successful; those efforts were replicated in the November 2020 election. Dr. Michelson will discuss how Party at the Mailbox worked, by cultivating a spirit of community celebration that capitalizes on Black group consciousness and Black attitudes about the power of the vote.
Melissa R. Michelson is a nationally recognized expert on Latino politics, voter mobilization experiments, and LGBTQ rights. She is the award-winning author of six books, including Mobilizing Inclusion: Transforming the Electorate through Get-Out-the-Vote Campaigns (2012) and, most recently, Transforming Prejudice: Identity, Fear, and Transgender Rights (2020).
This online event is free and open to the public. A link to the event will be posted.
This event is organized by CS3 and co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Department of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, the Office of Equity & Inclusion, and the Latino/Hispanic Faculty Association.