Florida and the 2020 Election: How Can Lessons from the Latinx Vote Help Us Fight Disinformation?


Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 4:00pm to 5:15pm


Register for virtual workshop

Please register for this session using your Harvard email address. Join an interactive workshop with Mariana Ruiz Firmat, Executive Director of Kairos and AY 2020-2021 Technology and Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center. During this workshop, participants will examine the Latinx vote in Florida during the 2020 presidential election as a way of understanding how disinformation and misinformation impacts voting behavior. Participants will engage in an immersive exercise where we will identify voting trends and messaging that was effective in shaping the vote, and then simulate the process of creating a strategy for how you can combat disinformation and misinformation in your own life with the people you care about and your wider community. The session will end with 15 minutes networking time with the workshop lead.

This workshop is only open to the Harvard community and is capped at 40 registrants, with priority going to current Harvard students. Please register using your Harvard email address. Once filled, additional registrants will be added to a waitlist should a space become available.

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Virtual Event Details

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Future Technology and Democracy Workshop Dates

The Ash Center's Technology and Democracy Workshop Series are hands-on, co-curricular events designed to help HKS and other students at Harvard develop real-world technology skills. Led by a network of technology practitioners, participants spend time working together and with the workshop leader to learn how to apply technical skills to impact real-world scenarios. You can learn more about the fellowship program here and find future workshop dates below.

Tuesday, March 17, 2021, 4:00 – 5:15 pm ET: Kate Gage, Founding Partner, The Movement Cooperative

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 4:00 – 5:15 pm ET: Mariana Ruiz, Executive Director, Kairos

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 4:00 – 5:15 pm ET: Vignesh Ganapathy, Head of Government Relations, Postmates

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 4:00 – 5:15 pm ET: John Patrick Carroll, Former Deputy Director of Hispanic Media, Republican National Committee

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 4:00 – 5:15 pm ET: Ashley Bryant, Principal, A/B Partners