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Self-Care and Racial Stress

Students of color may experience race-related stress in addition to everyday law school stress. The end of the semester is especially a time to consider upping your self-care and positive affirmation. Here are some suggestions for resources that may help.

“…Or Does it Explode?” Zoom Presentation

Photo of theater seatsCleveland Public Theater is hosting a Zoom presentation of “…Or Does it Explode?” 7pm-8pm on November 19 and 21.  This theatrical piece is “an unflinching portrayal of profound anger, hurt, and joy, blends stories gathered from men ages 16-35 in Akron, Ohio.  Thought-provoking vignettes display social conditions and contradictions, and what it means to do justice to one another.”  The “virtual house” is limited to 35 seats, and suggested donations are $1 to $99.  For more information, see this page.

Get Latest Info & Track Election @ Board of Elections Website

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections LogoThe Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website provides a wealth of information for voters.  Important election day information includes What’s on my ballot? – finding sample ballots by city, ward, and precinct – and Where do I vote? – finding one’s polling location by address, particularly important because many polling locations have changed.  If you voted by mail, you can check the status of your ballot at Track My Ballot.  Get voting details at the Election Results page, which provides information back to 2000 elections.  If you ever thought of becoming an election official or poll worker, check out the Become an Election Day Official page.  Happy voting!

Volunteer as a Poll Monitor

To wrap up our week of voting volunteering posts on the C|M|LAW Library blog, here’s one final opportunity. The Ohio Voter Rights Coalition, in conjunction with The Action Network, is organizing poll monitors to work on Election Day and during the early voting period. Poll monitors work outside of polling locations in safe low-contact settings. If you’re interested, you’d be expected to distribute “Know Your Rights” cards, answer questions on things like ID requirements, help voters help their correct precincts, and report on any problems they see outside the polling location. Once you complete a 90-minute online training, you’ll sign up for a minimum 3 hours shift on Election Day or a two-hour shift during the early election period.

Think this could be the Live Justice opportunity for you? Then find more information at Ohio Poll Monitoring 2020 or contact the host at camille@ohvoice.org.

Check out more voting information on the library’s Voting Guide.

Volunteer Opportunity for Social Media Mavens

Lend your social media savvy to the election protection effort by volunteering to monitor your social media accounts for accurate voting information. This volunteer opportunity is sponsored by the Ohio Voter Rights Coalition and hosted by The Action Network. You’ll receive training on how to monitor your social media feeds for disinformation and misinformation, so that it can be sourced, reported and removed if necessary. You’ll also get a toolkit with ideas for positive voting messages you can post. Find more information here or contact the coordinator, Catherine Turcer at cturcer@gmail.com.

This could be a fun and engaging way for you to Learn Law Live Justice this election.

For more voting information, see the library’s Voting Guide.