In the aftermath of the powerful racial justice protests that swept the nation in the summer of 2020, the Raikes Foundation launched the Black Leadership & Power Fund to support leaders of color working to build power and advance anti-racist policy change. Black Voters Matter, led by indefatigable Executive Director LaTosha Brown, was at the top of our list. The Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute aims to increase power and agency in communities through voting. The organization played an instrumental role registering voters in Georgia in the run up to the 2020 election. LaTosha sat down with Raikes Foundation Executive Director Dennis Quirin for a conversation about the state of the racial justice movement, the importance of a multiracial democracy, and what’s changed since 2020. Their conversation, lightly edited, is below. Dennis Quirin: I’m excited to have a conversation with you because you are such a fascinating thinker and doer in this moment. And I’m curious about what you think about our country’s [...]
As GOP lawmakers ramp up efforts to make it harder to vote, one voting rights advocates says this is an all hands on deck moment. Tory Gavito, co-founder & President of Way to Win and LaTosha Brown the co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund join American Voices with Alicia Menendez to discuss how federal action could stop most of these restrictive voting measures.
The Harvard Center for public leadershio present a post-election conversation with Latosha Brown, Warren Center Democracy Fellow and moderated by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy. Join CPL and the Warren Center for a post-election conversation with LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund and co-founder of the Southern Black Girls Consortium. Ms. Brown is a 2020-2021 Hauser Leader at the Center for Public Leadership and a 2020-2021 American Democracy Fellow at Harvard's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. Throughout the 2020 U.S. election, Ms. Brown led the We Got the Power bus tour across the U.S. South to register people to vote and galvanize Black voter participation. In a recent interview, Ms. Brown said "We wanted people, we wanted Black voters in particular, to feel a sense of their power and their agency, and in spite of all odds, what we could do in pushing this country forward." This event will be moderated by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor [...]