Tumultuous Times on Campus

Helping Students Navigate the 2020 Election

The 2020 election is taking place amid growing polarization in the US, divisive rhetoric, nationwide protests for racial justice, and a deadly global pandemic. These factors, among others, can make discussions about the election difficult and fraught. In this webinar we discuss how the trauma of these events may be shaping our students’ experiences of the election. We also offer up some strategies and suggestions for managing the stress of the elections inside the classroom and across campus. 

This discussion was a collaboration between the CFDE, Laney Graduate School, and Campus Life. 
  • Elena Lesley, Dean's Teaching Fellow, CFDE
  • Dr. Amanda Marie James, Associate Dean, Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, Laney Graduate School
  • Dr. Chanel Craft Tanner, Director, Center for Women at Emory, Campus Life


  • Dr. LaNita Gregory Campbell, Director, RACE, Campus Life
  • Dr. Donna Troka, Sr. Associate Director, CFDE