Educational Voting Events

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Please share with us the educational events you have planned around this election.  Email us with the details and we will add the event to this calendar!

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Election Day & Post Election Events

Date Time Location Event
11/3 7 - 11pm Virtually Election Night Virtual Viewing Party

Join Residential Life in their faculty-moderated viewing party as election night unfolds! All political affiliations are welcome!

Access the meeting:
Password: UConnVotes


Faculty Moderators:


• Joe MacDougald – Law School and Center for Energy and Environmental Law
• Nishith Prakash, Department of Economics and Human Rights Institute
• Kathleen Holgerson – Women’s Center
• Rachel O’Neill – Department of Molecular and Cell Biology; Institute for System Genomics


• Doug Spencer – Law School and Department of Public Policy
• Gerlinde Berger-Walliser – Department of Business Law
• Manisha Sinha – Department of History
• Tom Levine – Department of Curriculum & Instruction
• Kristi Henderson – Provost’s Office Strategic Communication


• Mark Overmyer-Velázquez – Department of History
• Mohamad Alkadry – Department of Public Policy
• Alexis Dudden – Department of History
• Lewis Gordon – Department of Philosophy


• Susan Herbst – Department of Political Science
• Carl Lejuez – Department of Psychological Sciences



11/3 7 - 10pm Student Union Ballroom Election Day Watch Party


USG and UCONNPIRG will be hosting an Election Day Watch Party with special guest speakers Provost Carl Lejuez and his wife, Sara Valinejad Lejuez. Join us for a night of civic engagement as we eagerly wait for the election results. Food and drinks will be provided. Capacity overflow will be in the Student Union Theatre. The event is open to all UConn Undergraduates. The event is free, but sign up is required to ensure COVID safety guidelines are being followed. Thank you.


Click here to pre-register

11/3 - 11/15 Various Virtually Now What?


A series of small dialogues about working past the election and seeing through to the future.


Amidst an unprecedented year, all eyes are on November
3rd. But what comes next? UConn faculty and staff will host a series of themed conversations about where we will all go from here. Using the election as a starting point, we will think and feel together
about how we, as a community and individuals want to move
forward and what we can build now.


Click here for more info and to register for the following topics: Intersectional Feminists; Ensure Every Vote is Counted; Education; Higher Education; Latinx Youth; American Jews; Undocumented Students; Black Women and Black Lives; Human Rights & Intercultural Citizenship; Emotional Wellbeing; Asian Americans; Food Justice & Food Insecurity; Law, Justice, & Civility; Graduate Students; LGBTQ and Gender Justice; COVID-19; Democracy; Creativity & Creative Arts; Making Sense of the 2020 Election; and Human Rights Work in the United States.


11/4 6 - 7pm Virtually Asian/Asian American Mentoring Program (AMP) Asian American Politics & Voting


Join AMP in this discussion on Asian American Politics & Voting.


Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

Meeting ID: 963 5160 3003

Passcode: amptime!


11/4 6 - 8pm Virtually Day of Healing: Cultural Center Healing Space


Join the Cultural Centers for a safe space and support regarding the stress and tension of today's political climate.


Sponsored by the African American Cultural Center, Asian American Cultural Center, Native American Cultural Programs, Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, Rainbow Center, and Women's Center.


Join the meeting by clicking here.

Access Code: 120 220 7667

Meeting Password: RainbowRainbow

11/9 5pm Virtually Poetry As Activism


Learn how to use your voice to create change! In Full Color founder and director Summer Dawn Reyes leads a workshop on writing activist poetry, featuring performances by activist poets Stephanie Dinsae and Crystal Davis.


In Full Color is an award-winning organization that empowers women of color through education and the arts. We lead a storytelling revolution called Authentic Representation in theater, visual art, comedy, music, dance and other media. We empower women and other BIPOC of marginalized genders to be their best selves. We also educate, entertain and engage audiences of all colors and genders about diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.


For more information, visit

Co-sponsored with the Creative Writing Program.

This event is free.  Registration required at


11/10 6-8pm Virtually UConn Women’s Leadership Panel - Equity Empowerment and Justice


  • -In the United States, women represent only 24% of the members of congress
  • -Women of color represent only 9% of the members of congress
  • -Women are just 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs
  • -Women of color are only 4.7% of executive- or senior-level officials and managers in S&P 500 companies.


Why do these discrepancies exist? What can be done to support and uplift future women leaders? Join the Women's Center and USG to explore these questions at our Women in Leadership Panel!  We have invited women that are involved in many different areas of leadership around UConn to discuss their experiences as leaders and the obstacles they have faced!

Click here to access the Webex meeting.


11/11 6:30pm Virtually Undocumented/DACAmented Healing Space


A healing and safe space for Undocumented and DACAmeneted students to be in community with each other. These are difficult times and we want you to know you are not alone.


Register by clicking here

Sponsored by the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center.

Pre-Election Events

Date Time Location Event
10/13 6:30pm-8pm Virtually - Zoom Road to 270: The Presidential Election
The race to (at least) 270 electoral college votes is set to be historic! Join the UConn Department of Political Science for a lively discussion about the 2020 race for the White House. Spend the evening with us discussing everything from the voting rights to media and polling data. This conversation will be moderated and led by Professor and Head of Political Science, David A. Yalof, Ph.D. and features an impressive panel of alumni experts. 
10/15 6-8pm Virtually - Zoom Encounters: From Suffrage to Election
Zoom Event hosted by Connecticut's Old State House. Following the passage of the 19th amendment, thirty-four women ran for office; five were elected to Connecticut's General Assembly in 1920. Since that time, the number of women serving in elected office has risen steadily. Why are the numbers of elected women still low in comparison to their percentage population? How does gender balance impact legislative decisions? Join us for a small group discussion on these issues.Please register for this event here
10/20 12:30-1:30pm Virtually Campus Dems – Tackling the Issues: Discussing Differing Views

Part 2 of a 3 part series. A group meeting to discuss current events with students of all different opinions

For more information click here.


10/21 4-5:30pm Virtually Voter Suppression: Its Effects, the Election, and the Pandemic

A conversation with Nancy Abudu of the Southern Poverty Law Center, on the effects of voter suppression in various states in America, and how voter suppression is understood or transformed during this pandemic and upcoming election.

For more information click here.


10/26 6-7pm Virtually - Webex The Vote Part 2 - Film Discussion

Exploring how and why millions of 20th-century Americans mobilized for — and against — women’s suffrage, The Vote brings to life the unsung leaders of the movement and the deep controversies over gender roles and race that divided Americans then — and continue to dominate political discourse today. Sponsored by the Women's Center.

*Please view the film prior to this discussion here. 

Join at this Webex link!

10/27 12:15-1:30pm Virtually Goodnight, Status Quo: State Court Innovation In The Wake Of Covid-19

Alyx Marx (Wesleyan University)


E-mail the Department of Political Science to sign up:



10/27 12:30-1:30pm Virtually Bush v. Gore presentation with Prof. Doug Spencer

In this virtual community discussion, Professor Doug Spencer will explain the disputed 2000 presidential election, the United States Supreme Court's resulting decision in Bush v. Gore, the roles of the federal and state courts in considering election disputes, and how they are likely to inform court challenges that may arise during the 2020 presidential election.

RSVP by Oct. 26

For more information click here.


10/27 7-8:30pm Virtually Let the People Decide

The struggle over voting rights is headline news. This fight goes back generations as strategies to suppress the vote have evolved over the decades. Are race and politics inseparable? Join CT Collaborative in a discussion about voting rights.

For more info and to register, click here.

10/28 7-8:30pm Virtually - Webex The Office for Diversity and Inclusion Presents:
Race, Ethnicity, Gender and the 2020 Elections
The dynamics of race, ethnicity and gender have long played central roles in U.S. electoral politics. The current pandemic and most recent spate of state violence will only heighten the significance of these issues in the upcoming elections. This panel will discuss the various implications for the next four years and beyond.RSVP Here
10/29 12:30-2pm Virtually Pre Election Panel
3 Political Science Professors (Thomas Hayes, Evelyn Simien and VinMoscardelli) will answer your questions about the upcoming election…Meeting link: POLS
10/29 3-4pm Virtually - Webex The Intersections of Homelessness and Voting, The Political and Practical Barriers

A panel featuring:

  • Dr. David Weakliem, UConn Sociology Department
  • Sarah Fox, Director of Advocacy and Community Impact at the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Seth Warner, PhD candidate at Penn State University studying political behavior

We invite all members of the UConn community to attend.


Please RSVP here.



The Webex link for the event can be found here.

10/29 8:30-9:45pm Virtually - Zoom Intersectional Activism: Ruby Ibarra in Conversation and Concert

Join us for a virtual concert followed by a discussion with Ruby Ibarra, a Filipina-American artist/rapper from the Bay Area. This event is sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center and the Filipino American Students Association (FASA).

Register by clicking here.

For security purposes, students MUST register using their .edu email addresses otherwise they will not be admitted to the event.

10/30 4-5pm Virtually - Webex Everything on the November 3rd Election, Live Virtual Panel

Join a live virtual panel to discuss all the questions and concerns that you have for the upcoming General Election on November 3, 2020.Do you have any questions about the process of voting?  What issues or events are at the forefront of your mind for the November 3rd election? The Panelists include Congressman Joe Courtney and Dr. Thomas Hayes.
Congressman Joe Courtney

Congressman Courtney has represented Connecticut’s 2nd District, which includes Storrs, in Congress since he was elected in 2006. The Congressman also got his law degree from the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Thomas Hayes
Dr. Hayes is a professor at the University of Connecticut who specializes in American politics, elections, inequality, and representation. Dr. Hayes got a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside.


RSVP here! 

10/30 TBA TBA ABCC 29th Conference: Virtually Black, Cultural Centers Advancing Afro-futures

Link and more info to follow.