The Politics of Participation: Building an Engaged Citizenry for Millennials and Beyond

October 8, 2015

The Brennan Center for Justice and Vox present:

The Politics of Participation
Building an Engaged Citizenry for Millennials and Beyond

Thursday, October 8
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Local 16
1602 U Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

opening remarks by:

Rep. Keith Ellison (invited)
U.S. Congressman, Minnesota's 5th District 


Rashad Robinson
Executive Director, Color of Change

Rep. Eric Ulrich
Councilman, New York City's 32nd District

moderated by:

Dara Lind
Staff Writer, Vox


By the year 2043, current minority groups and people of color are expected to be a majority of the population in the United States. As the country undergoes this historic demographic shift, what will the new majority look like? How can movements around critical issues such as restrictive voting laws and the corruptive influence of money in politics utilize the momentum and energy of this new demographic? And what role can/should millennials play as some of the newest members of the nation’s electorate?

Please join the Brennan Center for Justice and Vox for a candid conversation about what the shifting demographic landscape means for grassroots movements, political action, and civic engagement; how can we shape our democracy into one that is truly representative of the people being governed?

Please RSVP by filling out the form below or clicking here. If you have any questions, please contact Jafreen Uddin at or 646.292.8345.