The 2020 election is almost here. Stay informed with these events.

“I Voted” stickers for in-person voting, are shown Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times via AP)

As we head into the week of the election, here are some events that will keep you up to date on all of the big issues.

How might religion influence voters?

Northeastern Votes, a coalition of staff, faculty, and students working to encourage voter turnout, is collaborating with the Center for Spirituality, Service, and Dialogue for a discussion on the larger voting trends within each religious group in the U.S., and how religion as a whole might affect voters. Tune into this virtual conversation on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. EDT.

Look at the election from a feminist viewpoint

More than 100 years after women gained the right to vote, gender inequity in all forms are still pervasive in society. Join Zerlina Maxwell, a writer and political analyst on MSNBC, for a series of panel discussions on Friday, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m. EDT.

Get perspective on Black conservative ideology

Hear from Edward Osborne, a doctoral graduate of English from Northeastern and an assistant professor of rhetoric at Louisiana State University, on the role of Black conservative rhetoric in the political discourse of the U.S., and its effect on Black voters during the presidential election. Join Osborne for his analysis on Monday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. EST.

Explore the intersection of gender and voting rights

Voting rights, especially those of marginalized communities, have been a big topic of focus as Election Day looms. Hear from professors in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and Northeastern University School of Law on their perspectives of the intersection of gender and voting rights at this discussion (via Zoom, password: Nov3) on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 10:30 a.m. EST.

Go over different what-if scenarios

What happens if Donald Trump secures reelection? What if Joe Biden wins? Delve into these, and other what-if scenarios at this virtual discussion (via Zoom, password: Nov3) on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 12 p.m. EST.

Discuss the Latino vote

Latinos in the U.S. have typically voted at lower rates than other voters overall. According to Pew Research Center, just 48 percent of Latinos who are eligible to vote said they voted in 2016, and only 54 percent say they are extremely motivated to vote this year, unlike 69 percent of U.S. voters overall. Discuss the history and impact of the Latino vote at this virtual talk (via Zoom, password: Nov3) on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. EST.

Analyze the impact of technology on campaigning in U.S. elections

Technology and the U.S. political system have never been more intertwined. Tune into this discussion (via Zoom, password: Nov3) to learn about the impacts that technology has had on election campaigning on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. EST.

Discuss the rise of populism in the U.S.

Populism describes a political approach that usually appeals to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are being overlooked by established elite groups. Tune into this talk (via Zoom, password: Nov3) to discuss the rise of populism within high-profile U.S. political campaigns on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 3:30 p.m. EST. 

Reflect on the election results

National elections, particularly the presidential election, can bring about a lot of stress on voters. Northeastern Votes, in collaboration with the Center for Spirituality, Service, and Dialogue, is hosting a session to unwind and reflect on the results on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 12 p.m. EST. 

Look ahead to the next four years

Regardless of a Biden or Trump victory on election night, there are a myriad of different issues facing the next administration. Join Ted Landsmark, University Distinguished Professor of public policy and urban affairs, and a panel of Northeastern experts to discuss what the future might look like at this virtual discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. EST. 

Analyze the results of the election with Governor Dukakis

Join Michael Dukakis, former governor of Massachusetts and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Northeastern, for his analysis of the election results on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 12 p.m. EST.

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