If you registered for the Conference by October 2, this series is included!
Election 2020: Building Community Amid Political Polarization
FOUR-PART SERIES BEGINNING OCTOBER 6
Educators are anxiously anticipating the fall election. The 2016 election was disruptive and rancorous in many schools, reflecting a deeply divided country. Fast forward to 2020, and election season will likely test our school communities. However, if we can get past the understandable anxiety, we have an opportunity to strengthen our communities through conversation and connection.
In this conversation, we’ll reflect on the lessons of 2016, discuss the dynamics that make the 2020 presidential election particularly challenging, and offer some tools for creating spaces where students can navigate conflict and challenging conversations.
• Participants will understand the Pause/Reflect/Repair protocol for challenging conversations
• Participants will reflect on the value of norms in grounding conversations.
• Participants will understand the distinctions between being non-partisan and neutral and how that can help them support inclusion during the election season.