Responding to Tense Moments After the Election
As the COVID-19 health crisis persists amid calls for a reckoning with racist violence and inequality, we have also experienced an increasingly divisive, antagonistic, even threatening election season. In addition to the stress and trauma that this places on students and instructors, especially after election day itself, topics related to the election may arise during class meetings or in other activities. How do we talk about the election with our students given that we too are still processing it? What are ways that we can respond to tense moments that follow from a comment or conversation? Join CELT and colleagues across the disciplines to explore perspectives, roles, and strategies for affirming our learning communities during a time of crisis.