Election Season 2020

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October 8

Suffrage of Women (Recording)

In collaboration with Linda Carter, Esq, Professor at Essex County College, the students of SPAA and ECC learned the historical timeline that African Americans and women in New Jersey had the right to vote before the 15th and 19th Constitutional Amendments.


October 15

Voting: Impact on the Hispanic Community
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month and the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment (Women Right to Vote), the School of Public Affairs and Administration hosted a SPAA Alumni panel presentation and discussion of the importance of voting and its impact on the diverse Latinx communities, including housing insecure, undocumented, and 1st-generation immigration communities (Recording coming pending edits)


October 21

RU Voting? Know your Rights
Newark HR's Virtual panel discussion


October 22

Politicial Ads and Elections
Danilo Yanich, Professor, Biden School of Public Policy & Administration, Director, MA Program, Urban Affairs & Public Policy, University of Delaware and author of Buying Reality, Political Ads, Money, and Television News will discuss how political ads create a reality of races - a reality not to inform voters, but to persuade voters.  This presentation will be moderated by Associate Research Professor Dr. Madinah Hamidullah

 

October 26

Activism 101 Workshop
This workshop focuses on basic advocacy techniques that students and allies can use to change college campuses and communities.

The U.S. Election 2020: One Week Left
Panel discussion organized by the Rutgers Newark Political Science Deparment. Click here to watch.


October 27

Virtual Lunch with Law MSP Dean Charlie Auffant
12:15pm-1:15pm

Join Rutgers Law School Minority Student Program Dean Charlie Auffant for a virtual lunch to discuss the election and other matters. Registration. No password needed.

2020 Election: Before and After
6pm-7pm

Basil Smikle Jr., Asst. Teaching Professor in the School Public Affairs and Administration and Political and Policy Consultant who regularly shares insights on electoral politics, governance, and public policy on national media outlets such as MSNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg TV will be joined with friend Susan Del Percio, well-known political strategist, and crisis communications consultant.  Susan is a political analyst for MSNBC, making frequent appearances on Morning Joe and the network’s various news programs, and a columnist for OZY media.  They will engage in a Green Room conversation sharing views about the current state of the current election cycle and its impact before and after November 3rd. Registration. No password needed.


October 28

Day of Dialogue
10am-6pm
The Intercultural Resource Center, Office of Student Life and Leadership, and the Truth and Racial Healing and Transformation Center invite you to experience dialogues across differences of identity and social justice focused on topics in relation on the upcoming presidential election.  The all-day dialogue series will conclude with a panel about election and the power of the vote. Register here. Password:0000

We R Stronger Together
11:30am-12:30pm
Panel discussion on politicial events intersecting with the disruptions currently faced in society: Deans Jacquie Mattis (SASN) and David Lopez (Law), moderated by Prof. Lisa Kaplowitz (RBS). Register here. No password needed.

Virtual Coffee with Prof. Suzanne Kim
1:30pm-2:30pm
Join Rutgers Law School Prof. Suzanne Kim for a virtual coffee to discuss the election and other matters. Register here. No password needed.

Pursuing Citizenship
4:30pm-6pm
Presentation by Prof. Ming Chen (Colorado Law School) regarding non-citizens seeking citizenship and rights of citizenship, including the right to vote. Commentary by Prof. Domingo Morel and Vice Dean Rose Cuison-Villazor. RegistrationNo password needed.

Police Use of Force on Black Men: Impact on Vote
6pm-7pm

The Ballot or The Bullet? Police Use of Force: Shooting Unarmed Black Men and the Impact of Your Vote
Dr. De Lacy Davis, SPAA Alumni, MPA '12 a 20-year veteran retired sergeant in East Orange, New Jersey. De Lacy Davis served as an instructor at the Essex County Police Academy where he taught community policing, basic law enforcement & the use of firearms. Davis is a New Jersey State-Certified firearms instructor. He served as the President and Vice President of the Police Benevolent Association, Local #16 in East Orange, He also served as the Executive Director of the East Orange Police Athletic League from 1999-2006. In 1991, he founded the community-based organization, Black Cops Against Police Brutality (BCAP), which led to his national voice on police-community matters. The organization has worked with countless victims of police violence across the United States as a police reform advocate.  In 2019, Davis successfully defended his dissertation, Use of Force: Examining the Factors Relating to Police Officers Shooting Unarmed Black Males.  Davis will share his expertise in a presentation and discussion moderated by Dr. Charles Menifield, Dean, School of Public Affairs and Administration.  Registration. No password needed.


October 29

Constitutional Hardball in the Age of Trump
12:15pm-1:15pm
In his lecture, Prof. Michael Gerhardt will discuss what the impeachment of President Trump and Supreme Court confirmation battles (including the nomination of Judge Barrett currently confronting the Senate) teach us about how our Constitution might be broken – and how to fix it. Registration. No password needed.

Informed Voting
2:30pm-3pm
Workshop hosted by the libraries on information and resources on voter registration, voting, and evaluating information about the upcoming election. Registration. No password needed.

Free Expression Workshop
1pm - 3pm
In preparation to the election, this program aims to explain the basics of free expression and how it relates to personal and professional development within the current climate. Registration. Password:0000

Know Your Rights Training
4pm-5:30pm
This interactive training will help students, faculty, and staff learn about their rights, exercise them, and know what to do when encountering law enforcement. Registration. Password:040468

 

October 30

Community of Care Space
2pm-4pm
The Intercultural Resource Center provides the RU-N community a space to discuss and unpack current events while providing support during the time of this unprecedented semester. Registration. Password:0000 

 

November 2

Virtual Listening Spaces
10am-12pm • 2pm-4pm • 6pm-8pm

Virtual listening spaces are avaliable the week of the election as brave spaces to unpack actions and events of the week. Registration Password:0000

 

November 3

Virtual Listening Spaces
10am-12pm • 2pm-4pm • 6pm-8pm

Virtual listening spaces are avaliable the week of the election as brave spaces to unpack actions and events of the week. Registration. Password:0000

Virtual Coffee with Law Vice Deans about the Election 
Join Rutgers Law School Vice Deans Cuison-Villazor (Newark) and Rick Swedloff (Camden) for coffee to discuss the election. Registration. No password needed.

 

November 4

Virtual Listening Spaces
10am-12pm • 2pm-4pm • 6pm-8pm

Virtual listening spaces are avaliable the week of the election as brave spaces to unpack actions and events of the week. Registration. Password:0000

 

November 5

Post Election Campus Conversation
3pm-5pm

Election Day has passed, but what now?  Come join the IRC and OSSL team in a facilitated discussion which will allow students, faculty, and staff to engage as a community while sharing their views and experiences and foster a better understanding of Election Day and next steps. Registration. Password:0000

Public Servants in Politics
6pm-7pm

Join SPAA Alumni and Current Students for an intergenerational conversation about their careers in legislative, local, and state politics.  They will also share their thoughts about November 3rd election date activities.  The panel will be moderated by SPAA Alumni Margarita Muniz, former Deputy Mayor in the city of Newark. RegistrationNo password needed. 

 

November 6

RU-Listens! A Post-Election Conversation: Managing Stress and Anxiety During Challenging Times?
2pm-4pm
Learn coping techniques, tips and stategies for managing many of the factors which disrupts the normal balance of your mental wellness; especially the feelings surrounding post voting and election results. “During this intense emotional period, it is important to know that we, the community of Rutgers University – Newark, are here for each other”- Co-Chairs, Commission on Diversity and Transformation.

Registration. No password needed

 

November 9

Post Election Campus Conversation
11:30am-1:30pm

Election Day has passed, but what now?  Come join the IRC and OSSL team in a facilitated discussion which will allow students, faculty, and staff to engage as a community while sharing their views and experiences and foster a better understanding of Election Day and next steps. Registration. Password:0000

 

Available Online

2020 Elections: Managing Campus Political Friction
2020 Elections: Managing Campus Political Friction to Create Positive Engagement is an on-demand workshop available to all faculty and graduate students at RU-N. Join the P3 Collaboratory's Canvas site and view the workshop here.