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Voting Week

Identity Politics in 2018

The biggest question after the 2016 election was if identity politics should be the focus of the 2018 and 2020 elections. This week will explore this question.

Friday, September 28: Rocking the Vote (performance groups), Sundial and the Lawns, 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Monday, October 1: Voting Registration, Party Space, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

"Writers in Identity Politics", Gayatri Spivak, Party Space, 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 2: "Conservatism in the Age of Trump", Lerner, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Immigration Documentary, Roone Cinema, 8:00-11:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 3: Voter Registration, Roone, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

"Identity Politics in the Classroom-Education, School to Prison Pipeline, Police and Incarceration", Roone, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 4:
Voter Registration, Cinema, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Identity Politics and the Electorate- Voter Suppression, “White Trash,” Dreamers and ELL, Susan Herman, President of the ACLU and Wendy Weisner, Brennan Center for Justice, Cinema, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 5Political Art on Identity: fashion show, Dynasty George, Glo, Phluid Project, Irish Latina, Strange Fruit, Christian Joseph, Alexis Ifill, Roone, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 6: Activist Brunch, Broadway Sky Lounge, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
"Identity in Politics", LeShawn Warren, Wendy Davis, Roone, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Register to vote!

Use Columbia TurboVote to register:

  • Register to vote in your home state
  • File for your absentee ballot
  • Sign up for election reminders

The process is quick, intuitive, and free!

Questions? Get answers with this great guide from Columbia's Office of Government and Community Affairs.

Learn more!

Learn more about Voting Week, and learn more about the team of students behind it. Voting Week would not be possible without Columbia Student Engagement, also generously supported by the Department of Political Science and our other partners from across the Columbia campus.

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Find your political community on campus!

No matter what side of the aisle you find yourself on, find a political community for you here at Columbia. 

Interested in volunteering for, or helping to lead, Voting Week? Let us know:

Register to vote! It's fast, easy, and free.

Register to vote, and file for your absentee ballot, right now with Columbia TurboVote. 

Questions or concerns? Get answers with this great guide from Columbia's Office of Government and Community Affairs.

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