The Department of Chicano and Latino Studies organized a panel, "Voto Latinx: Organizing Communities and the Upcoming Election," on the significance and relevance of the Latino vote in the upcoming elections. The panelists included: Henry Jimenez, executive director of the Minnesota Council of Latino Affairs; Alondra Cano, Minneapolis City Council Member representing the Ninth Ward; Arianna Genis, digital organizer for Take Action MN and co-host of Latina Theory Podcast, and Minnesota State Senator Melisa Lopez Franzen. Dr. Jessica Lopez Lyman of the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies moderated the panel.
The panel was sponsored by the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, La Raza Cultural Center, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the Office of Equity and Diversity. The event was held in the University of Minnesota's Coffman Memorial Union Theater from 4:00–6:00 p.m. on October 18, 2016. It was paired with a voter registration drive run by the non-partisan Taken Action MN.