Combating Disinformation that Suppresses the Vote in Black Communities
The theme of this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference (CBCF-ALC) in Washington, D.C. is “Advancing Our Purpose. Advancing Our Power.” In this spirit, PEN America, in partnership with Common Cause, is excited to host a timely event on combating disinformation that results in a suppressed vote in Black communities. In recent elections, the proliferation of online disinformation has sown confusion across the United States and diluted the voting power of Black communities. Ahead of the midterms, countering disinformation will be imperative for an inclusive and equitable ballot.
The event will feature a panel of prominent community leaders, policy experts, researchers, and impacted citizens in conversation about the magnitude of disinformation affecting Black voters and the solutions necessary to combat it. Join us at the National Press Club in Washington on Wednesday, September 28 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST. The event will kick off with a moderated panel, which will be followed by an audience Q&A. A light breakfast will be provided.
Dr. Heather Harding, Executive Director, Campaign for Our Shared Future
Yosef Getachew, Media & Democracy Program Director, Common Cause
Candice Fortman, Executive Director, Outlier Media
Jeje Mohamed, Program Manager, Free Expression and Digital Safety at PEN America
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