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2020 Post-Election Debrief: Holding Space & Moving Forward

November 10, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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A three-part post-election series that will guide attendees through processing the 2020 Presidential Election results

About this Event


NOTE: If you don't need CE hours, the event is FREE.



  • CSSW Alumni receive a $5 discount. Please email [email protected] for promotional code. Your email should contain your name at the time of graduation and the year you graduated.
  • Field instructors supervising a CSSW student during the 2020-2021 academic year. Please email [email protected] for promotional code. Include the name and year of the CSSW student you are supervising for the academic year.

For more info on CE hours, scroll down the page.


Please join us for a three-part post-election series that will guide attendees through processing the 2020 Presidential Election results, understanding implications of the election outcomes on key issues, and defining steps to continue moving forward through hopeful action.

This first session will feature a moderated discussion that will focus on the following election-related topics, which will give attendees a deeper understanding of:

  • What the results mean for the cultural and political climates in the U.S. moving forward
  • The overall impact to the economy and related policies
  • The psychological and emotional responses to the November election


Hosted by Columbia School of Social Work through the Office of Professional Excellence, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Social Work Action Lab for Social Justice

Welcome & Opening Remarks by Tiffany L. Rasmussen, Director of the CSSW Office for Professional Excellence, and Dean Melissa Begg

Moderator: Karma Lowe, CSSW Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


  • Ester R. Fuchs, SIPA Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science, Director of the Urban and Social Policy Program
  • Bradley Hardy, Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy, American University
  • Susan S. Witte, CSSW Professor of Social Work

Accessing the Online Event

You will be sent an email containing the webinar link at 6pm the evening before and again 1 hour prior to the webinar. If you do not receive an email containing the webinar link by the times indicated here then check your SPAM folder and email us at [email protected] if you need further assistance. Please also note the following:

  • You will be required to sign-in with your name and email
  • If you are not familiar with Zoom Webinar then please see HERE for information and links. Due to the large audience size there will be limited tech assistance.
  • See Continuing Education information and requirements below if receiving CE hours.


Continuing Education Information, Requirements, and Distribution

1.5 live-online contact hour will be awarded for NY, NJ and CT licensed social workers. Licensed social workers from other states, please confirm with your licensing board. Columbia School of Social Work is a CSWE accredited institution.

Social Workers: CSSW is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. Provider #SW‐0021


CE Certificate Information

Please note that in order to receive your CE certificate, you must attend the full workshop and complete the evaluation in accordance to NYSED regulations. Please plan accordingly to log-in on time and remain for the duration of the event. There is a 10 minute grace period at the start OR end of the webinar. Participants who do not meet the attendance requirements will not receive a CE certificate.

CE Distribution: Evaluation and Certificate forms will be distributed via email within 10 business days of the event ending to those meeting the attendance requirements above.


Special Accommodations and Grievance Policy

Special Accommodations: If you require disability accommodations to attend/participate in an event at Columbia School of Social Work, please contact the Office of Professional Excellence at [email protected] at least 10 days in advance of the event.*

For events posted less than 10 days in advance, contact [email protected] as soon as possible.

Grievance Policy: For information on our grievance policy, click here.


Cancellation Policy: Fees will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee, if written notification is received by the Office of Professional Excellence at [email protected] up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date.



Please contact the Office of Professional Excellence at [email protected].