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ISPU Events:

Emerging Communities in the 2012 Election
9/14/2012 2:00:00 PM

Friday, September 14th from 2-5 PM.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn

Fairlane Center - South Building
Michigan Rooms
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, Michigan  48126-2638

Video of Panel 1

Join the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and the University of Michigan-Dearborn, in collaboration with the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters for an engaging discussion on the role and impact of minority and marginalized voters in key elections. Leading experts will discuss the latest research on state trends and attitudes, and the unique challenges and opportunities for mobilization and engagement in Michigan.

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Panelists to be confirmed.

Panel 1 – Understanding the Numbers

What does the research show about the potential impact of the role of minority or otherwise marginalized voters in key elections? What are the trends and attitudes of these groups in Michigan?

Moderator: Professor Ronald Stockton, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Panel 2 – Challenges and Opportunities for Getting Out the Vote

What does it mean to be a minority and what are the unique challenges that they face? While there is great potential in the “minority” vote, there are challenges and opportunities to mobilize these diverse and distinct communities. What has been successful and how can these communities be mobilized?

Moderator: Ismael Ahmed, Associate Provost for Integrated Learning and Community Partnerships at the University of Michigan-Dearborn