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Gambaccini Civic Engagement Series:
A Conversation with LaTosha Brown
In cosponsorship with Rutgers Access Week, Rutgers Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities, and Rutgers Paul Robeson Cultural Center.
As part of Eagleton’s Gambaccini Civic Engagement Series, LaTosha Brown will discuss her story of civic engagement and political empowerment as co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund with political strategist, Marilyn D. Davis.
LaTosha Brown is an award-winning visionary thought leader, institution builder, cultural activist and artist, and connector. She is a nationally recognized, “go-to” expert in Black voting rights and voter suppression, Black women’s empowerment, and philanthropy.
LaTosha is the Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter, Black Voters Matter Fund and Black Voters Matter Capacity Building Institute. These initiatives are designed to boost Black voter registration and turnout, as well as increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities.
Her voice is the nexus between the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Power Movement, and Black Lives Matter.
“There is power in my voice! It is a divine gift that I use to connect different worlds. I bridge the philanthropy world to the grassroots community, traditional politics to grassroots politics, and practitioners to the scholarship of movement building.”
About the Moderator
In 2017, Marilyn Davis joined the fourth largest telecommunications company as a Area Director for Government Affairs in New Jersey, where she manages relations with elected officials and community partners and oversees legislative and regulatory matters. Previously, Davis worked at the Democratic National Committee as the National Director of Community Engagement, where she led a team responsible for engaging stakeholders in the African American, Hispanic, AAPI, Jewish, LGBT, youth, women, ethnic, veterans, rural, organized labor and small business communities in electoral politics and civic engagement. She served in the Obama/Biden Administration as a political appointee at the U.S. Department of Labor where she worked under the leadership of Secretary Thomas E. Perez.