Post-election panel coming

Tensions were at an all-time high Nov. 9 when the results of the presidential election determined Donald Trump will be the next POTUS.

Opinions and emotions were divided, and the Gannon University campus felt it.

Trump’s campaign was replete with rhetoric focused on “law and order,” which includes closing the borders and building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

He said he does not think the U.S. should be taking in refugees after incidents like the shooting in San Bernardino, Calif.

His vice president elect, Mike Pence, has an anti-gay and anti-abortion record from his time as governor of Indiana.

Trump’s proposed policies, along with Pence’s right-wing record, left many concerned.

Reports of hate crimes against people of color and people in the LGBTQ community were prominent following the election.

This is even more unsettling, although Trump told supporters on “60 Minutes” to “Stop it.”

Perhaps that’s enough of a message to sink in, but if you are still skeptical, come voice your concerns at the election-themed panel discussion at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Zurn 104.

The panel is called “Let’s Talk: Post Election Discussion” and will feature a group of students and faculty offering their thoughts.

As part of its mission to train global citizens, the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (CHESS) and the Black Student Union is holding a panel discussion to give students the opportunity to share their thoughts on the election results.

Questions about the panel can be submitted to Jeff Bloodworth, Ph.D., at [email protected]