Talking Politics:  Engaging the 2016 Election 

 

BHCC’s Get Out the Vote efforts aim to create, empower and hold political and personal conversations on the BHCC campus that raise critical consciousness and inspire civic engagement in the 2016 election.


Building upon the activities held in spring 2016, this fall the campus community will have multiple opportunities to contemplate their own political values, register to vote, check polling locations and examine the Presidential candidates’ positions before voting on November 8!

Understanding Our Democratic System

Wednesday, September 21 - Constitution Day event

5-6:30 p.m. at D-Lounge Charlestown Campus
Participants will leave with a better understanding of the electoral process and various institutional constraints affecting election outcomes in the United States.

Framing the Candidates’ Messages

Wednesday, September 28

5-6:30 p.m. at D-Lounge Charlestown Campus

Participants will acquire tools for analyzing political communication that they encounter, including ads, slogans, and speeches.

Considering Diverse Political Voices

Wednesday, October 5

5-6:30 p.m. at D-Lounge Charlestown Campus

Participants will explore the spectrum of standpoints related to political positions in the 2016 election and will explore reasons for developing empathy for voices that are different from their own.

Your Voice: MA Ballot Question #4: Legalizing Marijuana

Wednesday, October 19

5:15-6:30 p.m. at A 300 Lounge Charlestown Campus

Through small group facilitated discussions, participants will discuss and reflect on their personal political identities and values related to legalizing marijuana.

 

Your Voice: MA Ballot Question #2: Increasing the Charter School Cap

Wednesday, October 26

5:15-6:30 p.m. at A300 Lounge Charlestown Campus

Through small group facilitated discussions, participants will discuss and reflect on their personal political identities and values related to charter schools.

 

Your Voice: US Presidential Election

Wednesday, November 2

5:15-6:30 p.m. at A300 Lounge Charlestown Campus

Through small-group facilitated discussions, participants will discuss and reflect on their personal political identities and values related to the US presidential election.


If you would like to become more involved in BHCC’s GOTV efforts, please contact Meghan at engagement@bhcc.mass.edu