Educational Voting Events
Election Day & Post Election Events
|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!
|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.
|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
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.
Meeting ID: 963 5160 3003
|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.
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 http://www.InFullColor.org
Co-sponsored with the Creative Writing Program.
This event is free. Registration required at http://bit.do/poetryasactivismuconn2020
|11/10||6-8pm||Virtually||UConn Women’s Leadership Panel - Equity Empowerment and Justice
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!
|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.
Sponsored by the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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: firstname.lastname@example.org
|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
|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 ElectionsThe 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: https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/uconncmr/onstage/g.php?MTID=eef367bc8243e851a8ef3d296ce80dcb8Password: POLS
|10/29||3-4pm||Virtually - Webex||The Intersections of Homelessness and Voting, The Political and Practical Barriers
A panel featuring:
We invite all members of the UConn community to attend.
|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).
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.
|10/30||TBA||TBA||ABCC 29th Conference: Virtually Black, Cultural Centers Advancing Afro-futures