KCSB News has compiled a list of post-election day events and talk spaces, to help you process the results of the election in a safe, community environment. More information about each event is included below.
The Day After – presented by the MCC & Academic Affairs
Wednesday, Nov. 4th 6-7:30 PM
Four years ago students, staff, faculty, and community members gathered in Corwin Pavilion to discuss Donald Trump’s election as 45th President of the United States. Four years later the United States is on the brink of civil insurrection, as Covid-19, systemic racism, particularly anti-Black racism, and crippling climate change have devastated the country. In his last book before he was assassinated Dr. King asked “Where do go from here – chaos or community?” What will happen after Election Day? Will the country continue to slide toward racial hostility and authoritarianism or will movements like Black Lives Matter, the Me Too movement, and other social justice movements push for much needed social change? Regardless of who wins, much work will be left to be done after November 3.
Zoom link: https://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/node/2412
Post-Election Mass Meeting – presented by SURJ Santa Barbara
Wednesday, Nov. 4th 12 PM
Join SURJ the day after the election to learn how you can take action to ensure every vote is counted. On Zoom and simultaneously live streamed to Facebook.
Registration link: http://bit.ly/SURJ-11-4
Election Discussion – presented by Wednesdays at the Women’s Center
Nov. 4, 12-2 PM
Join us for a discussion about the outcome of the election. Where do we go from here? What does the election mean for women’s rights and social justice? This will be an open discussion and everyone is welcome to share their thoughts and concerns. Participants will also have the opportunity to create a vision board to express their views and develop a plan for what’s next.
Register on Shoreline: https://shoreline.ucsb.edu/womenscenter/rsvp_boot?id=878250
LGBTQ+ Election Decompression Spaces – presented by UCSB Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD)
Trans Empowerment – Thursday, Nov. 5th 1-2:30 PM
Zoom ID: 817 8941 2786
Join the RCSGD’s Trans Empowerment Coordinator to process and decompress from the election in community with other trans, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming students.
Two-Spirit Empowerment – Friday, Nov. 6th 4-6 PM
Zoom ID: 812 7898 2873
Join the RCSGD’s Native Empowerment Coordinator to process and decompress from the election with other students at the Two Spirit Empowerment Hour.
RCSGD Virtual Lounge
Zoom ID: 827 3243 9651
Join RCSGD Office Assistants to process and decompress from the election with other LGBTQIA+ students.
QTPOC Empowerment Election Decompression Space – Mon, Nov. 9 5:30-7 PM
Zoom ID: 868 7877 9775
Join the RCSGD’s Queer and Trans People of Color Empowerment Coordinator to process and decompress from the election with other QTPOC students.
Register on Shoreline: https://shoreline.ucsb.edu/RCSGD/rsvp_boot?id=871198
Community Space for Undocumented Students
Wednesday, November 4, 6-7:15 PM PST
Join our community safe space for Undocumented Students and connect with one another after elections. This community space will be facilitated by CAPS and USS.
Post Election Reflections for UC International Community Members
Thursday, November 5, 12-1 PM PST
Join fellow UC international students and scholars in processing the 2020 Presidential Election. Looking through local and global lenses, we welcome international and domestic perspectives. This is a space to reflect, share your thoughts, ask questions and be a part of a supportive environment.
Email sa-oissprograms.ucsb.edu for Zoom details.
Post-Election Listening & Support Spaces – Department of Behavioral Wellness County of SB
November 3-6, 5:30-6:30 PM
The Department of Behavioral Wellness, who serves as the lead for the Community Wellness Team will be sponsoring opportunities to connect and combat the stress so many will be experiencing during and post the upcoming election. The Behavioral Wellness Community Wellness Team will host virtual (Bilingual Spanish and English) listening and support spaces after the election. These will occur November 3 – 6 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Community interested in joining can join by zoom.
November 4, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 989 4150 8997
One tap mobile: +12133388477,,98941508997#,,,,,,0#,,355327# US (Los Angeles)
November 5, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 913 9923 1197
One tap mobile: +12133388477,,91399231197#,,,,,,0#,,805321# US (Los Angeles)
November 6, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 937 9823 4939
One tap mobile: +12133388477,,93798234939#,,,,,,0#,,381403# US (Los Angeles)
Presidential Election 2020 Part II: Where Do We Go From Here? – presented by the Capps Center
Tuesday, November 10, 6-7:30 PM
The UCSB Capps Center is holding a panel, featuring both undergraduate and graduate students, discussing what the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election may have on national and international relations in the U.S.
Zoom Link: https://ucsb.zoom.us/s/81769973515