Colleges, Schools and Offices Schedule Events Pre- and Post-Election

UAlbany has planned numerous interactive events around Election Day.

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 28, 2020) – With Election Day less than a week away, the University is offering a host of informative panel discussions, a watch party and post-election events.

UAlbany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, in partnership with UAlbany Votes, has an election series entitled Your Vote Rocks, which features online, interactive discussions on a wide range of topics impacting the election.

Thursday, 4 p.m.
100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment
UAlbany celebrates Constitution Day with a panel discussion on the 19th Amendment. Hosted by UAlbany Votes. Connect via Zoom. A reminder: Nov. 3 is the deadline for the Constitution Day Essay Contest.

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Election Day Watch Party
A discussion of election results as they come in, and trivia.! Register in advance

The next two events are being offered in conjunction with the Office of Diversity & Inclusion’s 1619 Project:

Friday, Nov. 6, noon
Where has the Pandemic Election Finally Brought the Nation? Register in advance.  

  • Bruce Miroff, professor and Collins Fellow, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
  • Moderator: Matthew Kirk, fourth-year political science PhD student, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

Tuesday, Nov. 10, noon

Unpacking the Results. Register in advance.

  • Jose Cruz, professor, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
  • Michael Malbin, professor, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
  • Oscar R. Williams, Associate Professor, Africana Studies
  • Gwen Wright, former executive director, New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
  • Moderator: Matthew Kirk, fourth-year political science PhD student, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

In other events, the Women’s Resource Center and the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center are planning a Tuesday election night distraction event for those who do not want to engage in the news that night.

  • On Wednesday, Nov. 4, the GSRC will host a post-election discussion group at 6 p.m. Zoom link.
  • On Thursday, Nov. 5, the WRC will run a post-election discussion group at 6 p.m. Zoom link.
  • On Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m., Residential Life is offering a discussion, The Election is Over, Now What…? in the Sky Lounge, Dutch Quad Penthouse.

The Multicultural Resource Center is offering three events:

  • On Monday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m., The Importance of Your Vote: Your Vote Matters.
  • On Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m., The Current Election: Going to Vote and Voter Suppression.
  • After the Vote: Post Election Dialogue: Date and Time TBD.

Contact the MRC office for links and details.

The 2020 Election Season may be a time of uncertainty, stress, and interpersonal conflict for many. To support all members of our campus community during this time, Counseling and Psychological Services is offering extended Let's Talk hours during Election Week: Monday 11/2 - Friday 11/6, 1pm-4pm. Zoom link.




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