The Party at the Mailbox Project - an SSF virtual lecture!
Date & Time
October 29, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Dean of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Political Science, Menlo College
Mobilizing Black Turnout with Celebrations of Community: The Party at the Mailbox Project.
An innovative program developed by Black Girls Vote to increase turnout in the Baltimore primary election of June 2020 called Party at the Mailbox was enormously successful; those efforts were replicated in the November 2020 election. Dr. Michelson will discuss how Party at the Mailbox worked, by cultivating a spirit of community celebration that capitalizes on Black group consciousness and Black attitudes about the power of the vote. Dr. Michelson is an award-winning author of multiple books about Latinx and LGBTQ politics and will also be available to answer questions about that research.