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How will millennials impact the 2016 election?

October 18, 2016 10:00 AM
New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu

The 17th annual Diversity Convocation at Tulane University will be held in the Kendall Cram Room of the Lavin-Bernick Center on Wednesday (Oct. 19) at 6 p.m. This year’s topic is “Reform or Revolution: Millennials and the 2016 Election.”

The program is set to “infuse the current political sentiment of youth around the country into the national presidential election debates … and engage young audiences in a compelling discussion about power, civic engagement and social change,” said Carolyn Barber-Pierre, assistant vice president for student affairs.

Panelists include hip-hop artist and activist Jasiri X; community organizer, philanthropic consultant and political strategist LaTosha Brown; advocacy director at the United We Dream Network Greisa Martinez; assistant professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at University of Massachusetts–Amherst Toussaint Losier; and motivational speaker Yusef Salaam, who serves on the board of The Campaign to End the Death Penalty and the Learn My History Foundation.

The Diversity Convocation, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. For more information, call 504-314-2190.