Speakers and Special Events

The E2020 Speaker Series will feature an array of public figures from diverse backgrounds - all with compelling messages about the power of students and young people to affect change and the urgency of this moment.

All events are free and are in Eastern Time.
Most are open to the public, please check with each individual event to see if it open to all or only the Wesleyan community.  

The E2020 Speaker Series is supported by generous contributions from the Wintman Family Lecture Series Fund.

Learn more about the speakers and see the full lineup here.

E2020 Events

Oct 23

Dispatches From the Field: Voter Education and Registration in Battleground States

04:30 pm

$location

In this E2020 event, voting rights advocates Jayla Allen, Jada McNeill, and Albert Morales will share their experiences with voter engagement in battleground states. Zoom Link: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/95970675377

Sponsor: $sponsor

Oct 27

Kristina Wong: Reality television, political theater, and social change

06:30 pm

Zoom

Kristina Wong is a performance artist, comedian and elected representative whose work onstage and in politics is informed by an obsessive knowledge of the reality television format.How does reality tv explain where we are today?What tropes from this genre have now surfaced in how we think, make decisions and move in the world? In this talk she will describe her research, brushes with reality television and how shes played with the form in her activism and art for the benefit of social justice. Zoom Link: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/95782301099

Sponsor: Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

Nov 3

E2020 Election Results Watch Party

06:30 pm

Zoom

E2020 Election Results Watch Party

Sponsor: Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

Nov 10

E2020 Reflection and Lessons Learned

06:30 pm

Zoom

Sponsor: Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life