Creative Campus Voting Project: Voting Party in a Box

Stephanie Rowden & Hannah Smotrich (Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design)

Collaborators: Gillian Eaton, Assistant Professor Theatre – School of Music, Theatre & Dance; Andy Kirshner, Associate Professor – School of Music, Theatre & Dance; Edie Goldenberg, Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Political Science – Ford School of Public Policy

This project will develop and test the impact of a COVID-safe creative intervention to educate students and encourage participation in the 2020 election. We will be designing and producing both an analog and digital “Voting Party in a Box” – a college-voting-specific kit that allows students to gather in small, COVID-appropriate groups to learn about and celebrate voting. As part of the national, non-partisan network mobilizing for November 3 – and the likely focus on vote-by-mail – we recognize the particular need for creative responses in this extraordinary time.

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