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2020 Post-Election Resources

Posted October 26, 2020, 3:27 PM by Noki Seekao Updated November 12, 2020, 3:35 PM

This year has been a lot to deal with and with the upcoming election, no matter your position, only adds to our exhaustion and anxiety. While we may not know the outcome, we would like to offer resources and invite you to attend a gathering, so as a community we can move forward in a positive way post-election (November 3).

CCA Resources

Resources

(adapted from https://www.studentvoting.org)

  • For Freedoms - artist-led organization that models and increases creative civic engagement, discourse and direct action.
  • Democracy for President - visual graphics and resources that provide cutting-edge data and unbiased information on the electoral process to foster civic engagement.
  • With Malice Towards None is an initiative to help groups of people who are “distressed” at the results, as well as “delighted” to consider how to move forward as a country after a very divisive election.
  • James Madison University: Facilitating Difficult Election Conversations
  • Bring it to the Table: A video series aimed at bridging the political divides and elevating national conversation about issues that matter to all of us.
  • Teaching Tolerance - provides free resources to educators to educate students to be active participants in a diverse democracy.
  • Facing History and Ourselves: Democratic & Civic Engagement - provides free resources to educators using lessons of history to challenge educators and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate.

CCA Gatherings

For CCA students

Racial Injustice and Inequality in the U.S. (for international students)

ISAP (International Student Affairs & Programs) in partnership with Max Leung, Associate Professor for the Critical Studies program, will present a session for our international community to learn about the historical context around racial justice and inequality in the US. The focus is to provide a cultural framework and understanding of the intersection of US politics and racial justice. All are welcome. 
Tuesday, November 10 from 4-5pm PST

If I Could Teach You Anything: Post-Election - A Shared Space for Reflections

Presented by Counseling Services & Office of Student Life

The goal of this supportive community space, post-election, is to expand social support and increase connections while discussing the outcomes and impact of the election. We welcome all ideas and political leanings in this inclusive gathering of critical thinking, self-exploration, and self-care.  Participants can expect facilitated exploration, reflective activities, and space to dialogue with one another.

This space is not designed to treat symptoms or provide clinical interventions. For information about individual counseling please visit our portal page.

Guided Reflections and Wall of Hope (for Founder Hall residents)

Residential Education will be providing programming to help unite our community and remain civically engaged while giving residents time and space to process. 

  • Guided Reflections will be shared at the front desk, and as residents walk into our outdoor spaces.
  • Wall of Hope exercise as residents exit the elevator. It will pose the question, "What change do you want to see in the world?" Residents will be able to share their thoughts on the wall with the focus of uniting the community and engaging in constructive dialogue. More information will be shared with residents.

We are committed to supporting our fellow community members In Founders Hall.

For CCA community and open to the public

Second Helping: CCA@CCA Post Election Town Hall

Presented by CCA@CCA in collaboration with student groups

This Town Hall event is a response to the election, no matter what the outcome. Food is a powerful way to bring people together, and our hope is that sharing and centering will be the theme for this town hall, amidst troubling uncertainty about the future post-election. Food is a way to invest in our communities, and invest in ourselves. It is an act of nourishment, an act of resistance.