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Election 2020: Support and Resources for Earlhamites

The 2020 election cycle has been unusually contentious. As we strive to support one another and come together as a community in the coming days, we're offering several resources and events.

 

Silent reflection

Stout Meetinghouse will be open for reflection in the Quaker manner of silent worship on Nov. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. Please note that a few events will be held inside Stout Meetinghouse. Please see the schedule below.

 

One-on-one support

In addition to the below events, you can make an appointment with Religious Life or Counseling to process the election in a one-on-one appointment.

Events

Watch Party
8 p.m. – midnight
May-Crossen Student Commons

Join us for an in-person, socially-distanced election night watch party. Open to students, faculty, and staff from 8 p.m. to midnight to process the news as the nation's 2020 election results unfold. Gather with a friend or make a new one as you witness this historic event. Pre-packaged snacks are provided.

 

Silent Reflection
All day
Stout Meetinghouse

Join students, faculty, and staff to share resolve and hold one another and our country in the light the day after the general election. Take a moment to reflect in keeping with the Quaker practice of silent worship. Join us for a period of shared reflection as we seek community in this time of uncertainty.

Interfaith Vigil
5 p.m.
The Heart

In light of the recent U.S. election, please join us for an Interfaith Vigil taking place on the Heart. This will be a time as an Earlham Community where people of all faiths and beliefs will gather together to pray for healing and peace, and a moment of silence for reflection. All Earlham students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. Sponsored by the Office of Religious Life.

 

Silent Reflection
All day
Stout Meetinghouse

Join students, faculty, and staff to share resolve and hold one another and our country in the light the day after the general election. Take a moment to reflect in keeping with the Quaker practice of silent worship. Join us for a period of shared reflection as we seek community in this time of uncertainty.

Listening Sessions
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Online: Save your spot.

This has been one of the most turbulent years in our nation’s history. Join us for a post-election campus conversation—a space for open, honest, yet constructive dialogue to process election results. Lailul Ikram, Rossa Darni, Safia Diarra or Candice Marshall will facilitate a space for people to share their thoughts and feelings while remaining committed to ensuring a constructive and respectful conversation and to begin to envision a positive path forward as one community. Please join us for a one-hour conversation during which we will talk and listen to each other. We are offering separate conversation times to respond to the specific needs of people on campus and to keep the group size manageable. Conversations will happen in-person and via Zoom.

 

Raw Coping Power with Reid Health
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Online: Join the Zoom meeting.

How are you feeling after this election season? If you are struggling, then join Raw Coping Power, free training that focuses on educating individuals about what stress is, how to identify coping styles, identifying coping techniques, and identifying when you are not coping effectively. This is a wonderful opportunity to check-in with yourself!

 

Silent Reflection
All day
Stout Meetinghouse

Join students, faculty, and staff to share resolve and hold one another and our country in the light. Take a moment to reflect in keeping with the Quaker practice of silent worship. Join us for a period of shared reflection as we seek community in this time of uncertainty.

Grief Support Group
Noon
Stout Meetinghouse

Sponsored by Religious Life and Counseling Services.
Chaplain Kelly Burk and Counseling Intern Olivia Vasiloff will co-lead a guided and supportive gathering in a safe and empathetic space where you can process the post-election results or any loss you are grieving.

 

Listening Session
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Goddard Auditorium (relocated from Stout Meetinghouse)

Led by James Logan and Bonita Washington-Lacey.
This has been one of the most turbulent years in our nation’s history. The Office of Student Life and AAAS invites you to a post-election campus conversation—a space for open, honest, yet constructive dialogue to process election results. James Logan and Bonita Washington-Lacey will facilitate a space for people to share their thoughts and feelings while remaining committed to ensuring a constructive and respectful conversation and to begin to envision a positive path forward as one community.

Counseling Services Appointments Available
4 to 6 p.m.
Schedule an appointment with Freddie Banks

 

Silent Reflection
All day
Stout Meetinghouse

Join students, faculty, and staff to share resolve and hold one another and our country in the light. Take a moment to reflect in keeping with the Quaker practice of silent worship. Join us for a period of shared reflection as we seek community in this time of uncertainty.

College Meeting for Worship
1 p.m.
Join the Zoom meeting (Meeting ID: 964 3017 5270)

Dan Atwater, Assistant Professor of Biology, Director/Hill Memorial Greenhouse, and Head Instructor/Indiana Ki Aikido, will speak on "Love is a Choice We Make.” College Meeting for Worship is a weekly service in the semi-programmed style of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) that features a speaker, music, readings, and open worship. Everyone is welcome.

 

Silent Reflection
All day
Stout Meetinghouse

Join students, faculty, and staff to share resolve and hold one another and our country in the light. Take a moment to reflect in keeping with the Quaker practice of silent worship. Join us for a period of shared reflection as we seek community in this time of uncertainty.

Speaking of Politics: "What Just Happened, and What Does It Mean?"
11:30 a.m.
Online: Join the Zoom meeting 

Join the Politics Department and the Office of Events for a special post-election Speaking of Politics, "Where Do We Go From Here?" Ryan Murphy, Associate Professor of History, and Kevin Miles, Professor of Philosophy will help us examine and understand this evolution in our political culture with an eye towards the future.

 

Silent Reflection
All day
Stout Meetinghouse

Join students, faculty, and staff to share resolve and hold one another and our country in the light. Take a moment to reflect in keeping with the Quaker practice of silent worship. Join us for a period of shared reflection as we seek community in this time of uncertainty.

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