In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Power of Diversity Lecture Series will host national speaker Bernard L. Fraga, political scientist and author of the awarding-winning 2018 book, The Turnout Gap: Race, Ethnicity and Political Inequality in a Diversifying America. Fraga will discuss the power of Latinx and other BIPOC (black, indigenous and people of color) voters to shape elections this November and beyond. His lecture, titled “Power of the Latinx Vote,” will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 4:30 p.m.
Fraga is an associate professor of political science at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Fraga studies American elections, focusing on racial/ethnic politics, voter turnout and the impact of election laws on voters and politicians. He has served as an expert consultant on multiple legal cases dealing with elections and voting rights, and regularly advises organizations dedicated to enhancing the civic and electoral engagement of Americans.
Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Robert L. Solomon, Esq. will moderate the discussion.