The 2020 presidential election will feature the most diverse group of voters in American history.
That’s why VICE News is proud to partner with multicultural agency Cashmere Originals to present the 2020 Iowa Brown & Black Forum, the nation’s oldest and only nonpartisan presidential forum dedicated exclusively to addressing issues facing communities of color.
“VICE News Presents: The 2020 Iowa Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum” will be broadcast live Jan. 20 across VICE platforms and the VICE News Facebook page. VICE TV will broadcast the day’s events in a news special at 9 p.m. ET/PT, featuring the best moments of the forum and highlights from the candidates.
Coinciding with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the forum will take place on Jan. 20 starting at 1:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. CT at Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. It will give the 2020 presidential candidates the opportunity to address an electorate that will be one-third non-white for the first time, according to Pew Research Center.
The forum will be one of the last opportunities for the candidates to make their case before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucus on Feb. 3.
“At VICE News, we are committed to telling stories that reflect all of America and strive to lead the conversation around issues affecting minority communities,” says Jesse Angelo, President, Global News and Entertainment, VICE Media Group. “The Brown & Black Forum has spent over three decades holding politicians accountable on these issues, and we’re proud that our diverse team of award-winning correspondents will be continuing that legacy.”