Achieving Multiracial Democracy


Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 7:00pm to 8:00pm


Virtual event, registration required

Join the Ash Center and American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) for a virtual event in association with the A.R.T's production of 1776

Can we achieve a true multiracial democracy without first achieving racial justice? Megan Ming Francis, Guy-Uriel Charles and Nsé Ufot consider that central question in a conversation that will excavate the injustices of America’s political past and present.

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About the Speakers 

Megan Ming Francis is the G. Alan and Barbara Delsman Associate Professor of Political Science and an Associate Professor of Law, Societies, and Justice at the University of Washington. During the 2021-22 academic year, she is also a Senior Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and a Racial Justice Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Nsé Ufot is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Georgia Project and its affiliate, New Georgia Project Action Fund.

Guy-Uriel Charles teaches and writes about election law, race and law, constitutional law, and civil procedure at Harvard Law School as the Charles Ogeltree Professor of Law.

About 1776  

They knew they would make history, but not what history would make of them. Fed up with living under the tyranny of British rule, John Adams attempts to persuade his fellow members of the Continental Congress to vote in favor of American Independence and sign the Declaration. But how much is he willing to compromise in the pursuit of freedom? And who does that freedom belong to? Jeffrey L. Page and A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus direct a new production of the Tony Award-winning musical, reexamining this pivotal moment in American history with a cast that reflects multiple representations of race, gender, and ethnicity.

Following its run at A.R.T., 1776 will play at Roundabout Theatre Company in fall 2022 and begin a national tour in February 2023. Learn more on the A.R.T. website.