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Building Multiracial Democracy in the American West

Towards Democratic Futures
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 9:30am

This panel of western community practitioners, elected officials, and activists will address the challenges and opportunities of actualizing multiracial democracy in the present and future. Drawing from their own experiences building coalitions and effecting change at different scales of policy and governance, and without assuming that multiracial democracy is an intended outcome, panelists will discuss the future of community building across lines of racial difference.


  • Rep. Charlene Fernandez, State Representative, Arizona Legislature
  • Laura Martin, Executive Director, PLAN Action
  • Crystal Echo Hawk (Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma), Founder and Executive, IllumiNative
  • Corey Matthews, COO, Community Coalition of Los Angeles


  • Cori Tucker-Price, Dartmouth College
  • Daniel Grant, Harvard University


Event Sponsor: 
The Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College