Daily Resource Highlight - 10/26/2020

Posted by on October 29, 2020 at 8:26 PM

Below are the highlights and featured resources of this past week’s Daily* Resource.

10/27/2020 -  It’s An HBCU Showdown! Getting Out The Vote

In 2016, voter turnout at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) dropped from just over 50% to just under 40% as compared to 2012. For a variety of reasons, college students vote less than their old counterparts, but HBCUs in particular saw a precipitous drop in participation in 2016 (compared to an increase in turnout among college students as a whole).

Bridge Alliance member Campus Vote Project is doing its part to reverse this trend among HBCU students with its Legacy Initiative. In addition to seeking to understand and address the barriers that HBCU students face to vote, the Legacy Initiative is also working hard to get HBCU students excited about making their voices heard at the polls.

Their latest GOTV effort will be HBCU Culture Clash on Thursday, October 29th @ 7:30 PM ET! This family feud style game show will be hosted by comedian Renny and will feature two teams (Team Legacy and Team Freedom) of celebrities and leaders representing HBCUs across the country. If you’re like me and love gameshows, be sure to tune in for this energetic and informative showdown

10/29/2020 - New Formatting and Election Hero Day!

As you know, tensions are very high heading into next week’s general election, and the possibility of election day and post-election violence is real. Mediators Beyond Borders International has responded to this threat by organizing the Trust Network -- a network of two dozen organizations dedicated to “prevent[ing] violent conflict before, during and after the U.S. 2020 elections.” Among the two dozen members are Bridge Alliance members NCDD and Listen First Project, as well as strategic partner Alliance for Peacebuilding.

Please let MBBI and the TRUST Network know if you’re working to mitigate election-related violence, and where your efforts are focused.

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