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Post-Election Reflections and Resources

Election 2020. Post-Election Reflections and Resources

We do not know what this year’s Presidential election will hold for us. Democracy depends on adherence to the rules of the game, even if that takes time. However,  we have many reasons to celebrate this election, including high rates of expected voter turnout and heroic work being done by election officials and poll workers in our communities to execute safe and secure elections during a pandemic. It’s a hugely impressive accomplishment for our democracy, and the more people invested in our nation's success, the better.

We are living through a time of unprecedented political, economic, and racial division, all across the backdrop of a global pandemic. Understandably, we’re all feeling varying levels of apprehension right now. This apprehension could lead some of us to question our election process and election outcomes without the ability to process in-person as a campus community. After Election Day, we must chart a path back to national unity — both in recognizing the eventual winner and in rejecting any improper attempts to undermine the results. Join BHCC, as we reflect collectively on the 2020 Election.

Below are links to various resources for further exploration and individual reflection, contact information for counseling services and open student spaces, and BHCC Community Events that offer a space to collectively reflect on the 2020 Election.

Counseling, Prevention, and Wellness: Campus Assessment Response and Evaluation (CARE); To develop plans for support for students. bhcc.edu/dos/thecareteam
*Online therapy and free counseling with 7Cups

BHCC Student Conversation Circles: Weekly conversations for students to join. Schedule of conversations and links to join, see here: bhcc.edu/dos/communityconversationcircles/

Office Hours for Students!

HOPE Initiative: weekly Wednesday from 11:30- 12:30 p.m.

To join: https://bhcc.webex.com/meet/eerilus from a computer/tablet/smartphone (Computers with microphone and video access tend to work best)
Join by phone: 1-650-479-3208  
Call-in toll number (US/Canada) OR 1-877-668-4494 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada) Enter Access code: 736 795 890

Take Action!

  • Volunteering opportunities with Election Protection and For Freedoms: An artist-led organization that models and increases creative civic engagement, discourse and direct action
  • Resources on local opportunities- BHCC Volunteering!
  • Community Engagement Office Hours weekly Thursdays 2-3 p.m. - https://bhcc.webex.com/meet/evelyn.gonzalez

BHCC Community Events

Open for BHCC students and employees.

Wednesday, November 4 at 6 p.m.

Talking Politics: What happened on November 3rd? What do we know??

To join: https://bhcc.webex.com/meet/mrcallag 

Thursday, November 5 at 12 p.m.

President’s Chat

To join: https://bhcc.webex.com/bhcc/j.php?MTID=ma9bea7c00ec7210a849eb0b5d59896e0

Thursday, November 5 at 6 p.m.

An Evening with One Book She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman Author, Erica Armstrong Dunbar

To join: https://bhcc.webex.com/bhcc/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3641090c78f513e0020f09d9e6b740dc
Event number: 172 511 4115
Password: SUpcbppN646
Join by phone: 1-877-668-4493
Access code: 172 511 4115

Social InJustice Film Festival, Battleship Potemkin Film and Discussion

To view Film before discussion: https://bhcc.kanopy.com/product/battleship-potemkin-0

To join Discussion with Jenne Powers: https://bhcc.webex.com/meet/mazepeda

Friday, November 6 at 11 a.m.

Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth Drop-In

To join: https://bhcc.webex.com/bhcc/j.php?MTID=mafae0fa0370c4529ddc667e47b3ec723 

Thursday, November 12 at 1 p.m.

Veterans and COVID-19--A Panel Discussion

This panel of student veterans will be moderated by Meghan Ahern, Counseling Psychologist from Veteran Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) and exploring the impact of the pandemic on lives and leadership.

With remarks by Misael J. Carrasquillo, Special Programs Coordinator, BHCC Veterans Center

Join by webex: https://bhcc.webex.com/bhcc/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0557e7aebcea371b109390f8f28a1acf
Event number: 172 542 9037
Password: WmgBiJJ6p57Join by phone: 1-877-668-4493
Access code: 172 542 9037

Thursday, November 12 at 6 p.m.

Talking Politics with the Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth:"If this world were mine." How do we imagine and construct a truly equitable election process with what we learned in 2020?

To join: https://bhcc.webex.com/meet/mrcallag 

Tuesday, November 17 at 1 p.m.

HOPE Initiative, Student Dialogue: “Thinking about Finances Post-Election.” Take the time to learn about credit scores, managing debt, and everything in-between!

To join: https://bhcc.webex.com/meet/eerilus  
Join by phone 1-650-479-3208  Call-in toll number (US/Canada) OR 1-877-668-4493 Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada) Enter Access code: 736 795 890

Tuesday, November 17 at 6 p.m.

One Book Workshop Series, L'Merchie Frasier [title TBD--but about post-election: "Where Do We Go from Here?"]

To join: TBA

Wednesday, November 18 at 6 p.m.

Talking Politics: What’s Next? How can I become involved in local government and political work? 

To join: https://bhcc.webex.com/meet/mrcallag 

Thursday, November 19 at 6 p.m.

Social InJustice Film Festival, I Am Not Your Negro Film and Discussion

To view film before discussion: https://bhcc.kanopy.com/product/i-am-not-your-negro

To join Discussion with Asther Asmelash: https://bhcc.webex.com/meet/mazepeda

Thursday, November 19 at 4:30 p.m.

Helping Soldiers Go from Wounded Warrior to Successful Civilian

BHCC welcomes the Wounded Warrior Project to our campus for a special presentation on addressing hunger and homeless in our veteran community and the available resources to transition to wellness and success.

Featuring Cindy Parsons, mother of Shane Parsons, US Army critically injured in Iraq.
With remarks by Misael J. Carrasquillo, Special Programs Coordinator, BHCC Veterans Center

Co-sponsored by Single Stop and D.I.S.H and BHCC Veterans Center.

Join by webex: https://bhcc.webex.com/bhcc/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9af3811abc11e2b1ab3421ed9b7e66f2
Event number: 172 722 1572
Password: UDp23deTwq5
Join by phone: 1-877-668-4493
Access code: 172 722 1572

Thursday, December 3 at 6 p.m.

Social InJustice Film Festival, Paraíso for Sale Associate Film and Discussion                  

To view film before discussion: https://bhcc.kanopy.com/video/paraiso-sale-0

To join discussion with Alice Murillo: https://bhcc.webex.com/meet/mazepeda