Framed against the backdrop of the Vice-Presidential debate, this conversation considered the impact of how political candidates’ identities shape the conversation with an increasingly diverse electorate. This includes political agendas, media discourse, the emergence of new groups as political players, and new forms of backlash. The roundtable paid special attention to the intersections between racial, ethnic, immigrant and gender identities.
Sayu Bhojwani, Founder & CEO, New American Leaders;
Charli Cooksey, Founder & CEO, WePower;
Hedwig Lee, Professor of Sociology & Associate Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity & Equity, Washington University in St. Louis;
Ila Sheren, Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University in St. Louis;
Rebecca Wanzo, Professor & Chair, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Washington University in St. Louis
Adrienne Davis, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Diversity, William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law & Director, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity