UToledo Hosts Dialogue on Diversity to Discuss 2020 Presidential Election

September 30, 2020 | Diversity, Events, News, UToday
By Christine Billau



The University of Toledo is continuing its Dialogues on Diversity series with a conversation about the presidential election in November and the importance of participating in the political process.

The next virtual town hall in the series titled “The Vote!” will take place 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 and can be accessed on Webex using the access code 172 130 2385. The meeting password is DoD9. Join by phone at 415.655.0002.

“The right to vote is at the very center of democracy in America,” Dr. Jeffrey Broxmeyer, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, said. “I am delighted to moderate a panel of students and community members who will discuss what the struggle for that right means today.”

Broxmeyer will moderate the discussion with participants including:

• Alexandra Bauer, UToledo student in political science and pre-law, women’s soccer player and executive board member for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee;

• Alexis Alvarado, UToledo student in political science;

• Precious Tate, civil rights investigator for the Toledo Fair Housing Center;

• David Person, political organizer; and

• Kyra Valentine, UToledo student in political science and special education, and Democracy Fellow providing leadership for the Campus Vote Project.

This is the ninth in a series of recent virtual Dialogues on Diversity since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis by a police officer, sparking protests against systemic racism across the country.