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2021 May 11

Social Movements in the Post-Trump Era: Organizing for Policy Change

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

The United States experienced an unprecedented surge in progressive social movement activity during the Trump presidency, with both new and existing groups organizing in opposition to the former administration’s agenda. What will these movements do now that there is a new administration? How can they take advantage of new federal leadership to advance their agenda as well as continue to grow and engage their members at the grassroots level? In this discussion, Ash Center Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow Johnnie Lotesta will talk with leaders from the environmental justice, gun violence...

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2021 May 12

100 Days of the Biden Administration: What’s Next for Immigration, Health Policy, and Economic Justice?

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

President Biden came into office during one of the most turbulent moments in modern American political history. He promised an ambitious agenda and notably sought to include the voices of groups traditionally excluded from national politics. Now, 100 days into his administration, the Ash Center is convening a panel of experts who will examine the challenges and future opportunities for the Biden administration in a number of key policy areas including immigration, health policy, and economic justice.

Panelists include:

Deepak Bhargava,...

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2021 May 13

How Cities Are Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Virtual event, registration required

Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is available to everyone, cities and counties across the United States are facing another challenge: vaccine hesitancy. Mayors and other public officials are uniquely positioned to use their positions to improve vaccine utilization. Based on the findings of a multi-city project and report, this session will offer recommendations for cities on actionable steps to promote vaccine adoption and will discuss how cities are engaging their communities to ensure equitable access to vaccines and address hesitancy.

Speakers include:

  • The...
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