Who We Are


The Brown & Black Forums of America is the nation’s oldest minority-focused presidential forum.


Public policy issues that directly impact minorities, such as economic development, immigration, education, healthcare and bias in the justice system, have created a tradition of civic engagement in Iowa and around the country.

As the first of its kind, the Brown & Black Forums of America has become one of the oldest and most vital platform for Presidential candidates to share their ideas that impact communities of color for generations to come.

Voter Education Town Hall


Join us from 7:00PM – 8:00PM on Monday, October 19, 2020 for our Virtual Voter Education Town Hall Meeting.


Hear from Drake University Students (roundtable), community leaders, and elected officials about the key issues in the 2020 election. The townhall meetings will be filmed by Cocoa Creative Agency and will be streamed live on Facebook @bandbforum.

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Our Mission


The Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum was established in 1984 with three major objectives:


  1. To focus national and international media attention on LatinX, African-American, Asian-American and other communities of color and their issues, in Iowa and around the country.
  2. To bridge the gap between LatinX, African-American, Asian-American and other communities of color around the voting process and to educate about the issues and problems that impact these groups.
  3. To mobilize and motivate voters of LatinX, African-American, Asian-American and other communities of colors, in Iowa and around the country, to participate in the political process.

Pillars

What We Care About

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

IMMIGRATION

EDUCATION

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

HEALTH

What you can do

Sponsor

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