The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to explore its relevance to the issues of equal rights today. Take a moment to enjoy this original composition performed by Latosha Brown
A conversation on the history of suffrage with IOP Fall 2019 Resident Fellow LaTosha Brown, League of Women Voters of the United States Virginia Kase, former Dean of Stanford Law Kathleen Sullivan, moderated by Harvard Kennedy School’s Sarah Wald.
Cambridge, MA: The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) is pleased to announce LaTosha Brown as a 2020 Hauser Leader. Brown is an award-winning organizer who co-founded Black Voters Matter Fund (BVMF) in 2016 to boost Black voter registration and turnout; in 2018, Brown and BVMF launched the Capacity Building Institute to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. During her tenure at CPL, which started in full force this summer and will continue through the upcoming academic year, Brown will contribute as an active member to CPL’s community of scholarship and learning. She launched her Hauser Leader appointment by leading the HKS Summer Teach-in, a virtual learning program inspiring Harvard community members, to gain new insights and perspectives on race in America. She will continue working with students and faculty to interrogate and explore our collective responsibility to advance social justice and political empowerment. “Harvard Kennedy School has benefitted tremendously from LaTosha Brown’s thought leadership and moral clarity since [...]