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Houston Youth Voter's Conference - Voter Suppression - Webinar 1

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The 2020 Houston Youth Voters Conference is a student-led, non-partisan, 4-part webinar series dedicated to empowering us as Houston youth to impact change in our communities and become civically educated. In 2020, we’ve already seen the importance of fighting for justice, and more young people getting involved in their communities. The Black Lives Matter movement and COVID-19 are greatly impacting our generation, and the 2020 Presidential Election is fast approaching. It is an incredibly important year for youth to be civically engaged.

Our 4-part webinar series addresses voter suppression, the impacts of COVID-19 in Houston and beyond, voter empowerment, and student activism. High schoolers and college students will have a platform to engage with their peers and student leaders, community organizations, speakers, and elected officials, leading to substantive learning and action-based activities. The goal of the four part conference is to increase civic education and participation and uplift marginalized communities as a united youth front. 

The Houston Youth Voters Conference is a collaboration between Rice University, Texas Southern University, the University of Houston-Downtown, the University of Houston, and Houston Community College. We are actively seeking to get more Houston colleges and universities involved, and we are excited to come together to learn, grow, and enact meaningful change in Houston.

Schedule

· Stage
Welcome to HYVC
Tyler Smith, Texas Southern University
Tyler Smith
· Stage
Welcome to the Voter Suppression Webinar
Greg Norwood, University of Houston
Greg Norwood
· Stage
What is Voter Suppression? Who Does it Impact?
Samantha Liskow, Voter Protection Corps Director - Texas
Samantha Liskow
· Sessions
Discussion on Voter Suppression in Houston
MOVE Texas
Alan de Leon Kristen Williams Drew Galloway
· Stage
What can we do about Voter Suppression?
Attorney Carvana Cloud, Coordinator of Voter Protection Efforts for the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats
Carvana Cloud
· Stage
The 2020 Census
Sana Mohamed, Rice University
Sana Mohamed
· Sessions
Action Items: Vote for Astra Couch Party and Text Banking
Vote for Astra
· Stage
Closing
Daphne Flores, Rice University
Daphne Flores

Speakers

Carvana Cloud
Carvana Cloud

Texas Coalition of Black Democrats

Kristen Williams
Kristen Williams

MOVE Texas

Alan de Leon
Alan de Leon

MOVE Texas

Tyler Smith
Tyler Smith

Texas Southern University

Samantha Liskow
Samantha Liskow

Voter Protection Corps

Sana Mohamed
Sana Mohamed

Rice University

Greg Norwood
Greg Norwood

University of Houston

Daphne Flores
Daphne Flores

Rice University

Drew Galloway
Drew Galloway

MOVE Texas

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Houston Youth Voter's Conference

The 2020 Houston Youth Voters Conference is a student-led, non-partisan, 4-part webinar series dedicated to empowering us as Houston youth.