Speakers including UNC faculty, community leaders and activists came together virtually on Tuesday to discuss the current state of America following Election Day, at an event hosted by a student government committee.
The Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Outreach Committee of the Undergraduate Executive Branch of UNC Student Government hosted the Community Dialogue, where committee members led discussions with panelists.
Speakers were chosen by members of the committee and included Mayor of Chapel Hill Pam Hemminger and Rabbi Melissa Simon, who spoke about the importance of local elections, especially the effect on the Jewish community.
Maya Logan and Chaz Crosby, UNC juniors and co-chairpersons of the committee, said they hoped to include a variety of perspectives, cultures and backgrounds in the panel.
Logan said they were originally supposed to host the event in the summer, but thought it would be more beneficial to have a community dialogue that included the election. They then steered the conversation to be about change during unprecedented times.