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Post-Election Resources

Learning Opportunities, Resources, Gathering Spaces, Dialogues and Discussion opportunities
Learning Opportunities
  • Ways to Flourish podcast
    • Ways to Flourish is the podcast of W&M Health and Wellness that addresses how to be mentally healthy and flourish through our challenges. Each podcast focuses on a wellness strategy that contributes to our mental health. Featuring wellness experts and the voices of our campus, we focus on strategies that are relevant to our community. Note that Health & Wellness offers many helpful resources.
  • Post-Election Roundtable: What Comes Next?
    • Monday, November 9th from 6:30 - 8 pm. Join faculty members from the Government Department to discuss what we know, and don't yet know, about the outcome of the 2020 election. Panelists will share their thoughts on the most important developments in the aftermath of the election itself, before fielding questions from the audience. Join us via Zoom. Webinar registration: ... dv1N7LgTvKbdHSBkQNJSQ
  • Courageous Conversations: The Election
    • Wednesday, November 11, 12 - 1:30 pm. In today's highly-divisive social climate and hyperactive social media world, traditionally "taboo" topics such as race, religion, & politics are happening more frequently in the workplace. When these courageous conversations are well-facilitated & occur with civility, we lessen the risk of negatively impacting employee morale, engagement, & productivity. We will explore identity & conversational competence to talk about the hard stuff at work respectfully. Register at https://wmsas.qualtri ... rm/SV_4UEtgw5ViU9OF9z by 11/10.
  •  Decipher podcast
    • As a follow up to Episode 3, Shelly Laurenzo and Heather Deere discuss post election resources in this episode of the Decipher Podcast.
  • What Happens (In Our Courts) When America Votes?
    • The Election Law Program, a collaboration of the National Center for State Courts and the William & Mary Law School, hosted a four-part webinar series to provide educational resources on election law topics.
  • U.S. Elections & Political Behavior
    • W&M Libraries' research guide
  • Why Some States Will Take Longer Than Others
    • National Vote-at-Home Institute
Discussions and Dialogues
  • Respectful Discussions in the Classroom: 2020 Election & Beyond
    • A guide developed by Chris Nemacheck (Government and CLA), Mark Hofer (STLI), Rebecca Green (Law), and Drew Stelljes (Student Engagement & Leadership)
  • JMU's Facilitating Difficult Election Conversations
    • This guide was prepared by Dr. Carah Ong Whaley, associate director of the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement, to support faculty, staff, Resident Advisors, and students to engage in constructive conversations around the 2020 Elections, regardless of the outcomes.


Gathering Spaces
  • Staff Assembly Water Cooler, November 5, 5 pm
    • Please join us for a special post election water cooler session; all are welcome! Let's get together to chat and support one another.
  • OCE Knit Night, November 12, 8 pm
  • Election Stress Supportive Outreach Groups, including one for cultural/ethnic/racial minority students, international students, and DACA students - held before and after the election. This is NOT a space for political debate or campaigning for candidates. It is meant for sharing, supporting, and processing stress, worries and/or concerns. Upcoming dates: Wednesday, November 4th 2pm and 5pm, Thursday, November 5th 5pm, Friday, November 9th 1pm, and Monday November 13th 1pm. Reserve your spot by going to