The November election and its aftermath concern many of us. How will Americans, already deeply polarized, respond to one of the most contentious elections in history? Regardless of who wins the election, many of our fellow citizens will be upset, while many others are pleased. To support our students, faculty and staff, we are working with a group called Braver Angels to create safe spaces to come together, address concerns, and share information. Due to COVID, we will be meeting and holding discussions MS TEAMS.
One of the primary missions of Braver Angels is to depolarize America by fostering and creating opportunities for civil discourse and understanding. This organization is leading an initiative called With Malice Toward None.
“With Malice Toward None” is a free initiative to seize the post-election moment by bringing many of us together in our religious communities, colleges, and civic groups. There are three goals we want to achieve post-election:
- To create a space for people to think through their response to people who voted differently, and to commit to no malice toward them.
- To build the capacities of We the People to together address our common challenges, and
- To commit ourselves to a renewed citizenship with each other, no matter for whom we voted.
If you are interested in this, please think about signing the With Malice Toward None pledge and joining us in this movement on campus. If you are interested in learning more, please join the Wake Tech Braver Angels MS Team. We will be posting weekly, sharing resources, and facilitating discussions that can help everyone!
Post-election we will be hosting two meetings to discuss the election results in a safe place with fair, mediated conversations. Please consider attending and invite friends to join!
- Monday November 9 at 7 p.m. – Bring your dinner and chat with us!
- Thursday November 12 at 10 a.m. – Brew a cup of coffee and join us!
Again, please join the Wake Tech Braver Angels MS Team.
Faculty and staff can register for (for PD credit) using GSMU as well.