Regardless of the outcome of the Presidential Election in November 2020, contentious, passionate dialogue will be present before, during, and after November, we need to be proactive in our efforts to prepare campus to have these conversations. This site will provide resources via a tool kit to create this dialogue alongside planned programming.
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Creating Dialogue Panels (Recorded)
- FOSTERING DIALOGUE AND COMMUNITY IN THE CURRENT SOCIOPOLITCAL ENVIRONMENT (Recorded)
- Online here.
- Session Description:
The human need for fulfilling relationships and supportive communities will persist beyond the election, throughout the pandemic, and alongside the movement for racial justice. In this panel discussion, hear from students and staff about how to navigate difficult conversations and to build or repair our communities in a polarized climate.
Moderator: Chris Castro – Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence
Christian Figueroa – Intern, Multicultural Student Center
Larry Jolón – Leadership Development Specialist, Center for Leadership and Involvement
Annette McDaniel – Associate Dean, School of Human Ecology
Samantha Miller – Student Facilitator, Our Wisconsin
Alice Traore – Program Facilitator, Learning Communities for Institutional Change and Excellence
- UNPACKING THE IMPACT OF THE ELECTION ON UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES (Recorded)
- Online here.
- Session Description: Panelists share insight into the effects of the upcoming presidential election on communities of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ communities, and other underrepresented populations. Hear their personal experiences and learn about resources available to support marginalized communities.
Moderator – Ida Balderrama-Trudell, Interim Director, Office of Inclusion Education
Arushi Gupta, Outreach Intern, Social Justice Hub, Inclusion Education
Angelica Guevara, Hastie Fellow, UW Law School
Christopher Yue, Interim Assistant Dean, Diversity, Inclusion and Funding, Graduate School
Jen Moulton, Assistant Director of Training, Mental Health Services, University Health Services-
Tiffany Lee, Crossroads Coordinator, Gender and Sexuality Campus Center & Social Justice Programs, Inclusion Education