Presented by: Taylor Drain
Faculty Advisor: Carol Greiff Lagstein, Professor of Art Therapy
This print series was inspired by the November 2020 elections. After a year shaped by COVID-19 pandemic and a nationwide movement for racial justice, young people’s energy who made their voices heard also brought that energy to the ballot boxes and shaped the election cycle as a whole. In the end, young people’s turnout in 2020 made a key difference in battleground states, and the participation and overwhelming support for President-elect Joe Biden from youth of color was one of the defining elements of the election. In my opinion, this increased turnout was fueled by young people’s anger with a broken system perpetuating injustice and inequality. Young people have banned together to make a more equal and just future for ourselves as well as future generations.