Two Pandemics, One Election

As the 2020 general election approaches, two recent events have brought systemic racism glaringly into the national spotlight. The United States is simultaneously confronting racial inequities revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic and a new racial moment catalyzed by legal and extra-legal racial violence.

Timed to occur the Monday before each of the October debates, the Two Pandemics, One Election series will feature roundtable conversations to illuminate these and related important issues that are likely to emerge in the debates and may be significant as voters determine how to exercise their franchise.

This virtual series is presented in partnership with the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Equity, the Clark-Fox Policy Institute, and the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement.

[Recording available here.]

Monday, October 5: Race, Identity, and the Future of Democracy
Watch the video here.

Monday, October 12, 2020: Re-defining Equity

Monday, October 19, 2029: The Future of Justice


COVID-19 webinar series