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  • Improving Constituent Engagement
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    Improving Constituent Engagement

    The House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress held a hearing on how technology can improve engagement with constituents. Witnesses included Congressional Management Foundation…

  • 93rd Annual Black History Luncheon
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    93rd Annual Black History Luncheon

    2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the forced migration of Africans to the Virginia Colony in 1619. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History hosted their 93rd…

  • Stacey Abrams Speaks at Brookings Institution
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    Stacey Abrams on Race and Political Power

    Stacey Abrams, the minority leader in Georgia’s House of Representatives and her state’s 2016 Democratic gubernatorial candidate, spoke about minority voting rights, voter suppression, and political power.…

  • emHow Fascism Worksem
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    How Fascism Works

    Yale philosophy Professor Jason Stanley discussed how democracies can become vulnerable to fascism. He was joined in conversation by author Timothy Snyder and Jelani Cobb of the New Yorker.…

  • Ford Foundation Hosts Conference on Diversity in the Media
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    Race Relations and Media Diversity

    The Ford Foundation hosted a conference at the Charles Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit on the state of race relations and the media, with a focus on the 1968 Kerner…

  • Race Religion and Immigration
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    Race, Religion, and Immigration

    Panelists talked about the effects of race, ethnicity, and religion on policies such as affirmative action and immigration. This forum was part of a series of discussions on the state of…