Deacs Decide Election Engagement

Deacs Decide is a highly collaborative, campus-wide political engagement project. The program aims to raise awareness about issues at stake in the 2020 election; educate the campus and Winston-Salem community; register students, faculty, and staff to vote; and address post-election matters.

Deacs Decide offers a variety of opportunities to create relationships across difference, examine issues critical to American elections, build competencies for engaged citizenship, and experience American democracy. Do you want to partner on an event or program? Reach out to Deb Marke or Marianne Magjuka.


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    Election 2020 Resources for the WFU Community

  • Post-Election Self and Community Care Toolkit

    Take advantage of this toolkit created by the Wake Forest LGBTQ+ Center.

    Post-Election Self and Community Care Toolkit

  • Individual Crisis Support

    Students may call 336-758-5273 to access mental health support.

    During business hours, students will be routed to one of two available crisis counselors. Calls made after hours will be connected to a crisis intervention specialist.

  • Oct. 27, 4:30-5:45 PM | The Enneagram & The Election

    The United States 2020 election season is filled with much division, confusion, anger, and fear. In the midst of such challenging times, many of us find it difficult to lead with creativity and generosity.

    Engaging the Enneagram, a tool for cultivating self-awareness and compassion, this 2-part webinar helps participants develop awareness of the ways our habits and patterns are activated in stressful times, as well how to access internal and external resources to support generativity and the well-being of all.

    All are invited to participate in interactive teaching, small group discussion, and group practices with Enneagram teachers and facilitators Dr. Christopher T. Copeland, Director of the Enneagram Studies Project in the Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University, and Rev. Chelsea Brooke Yarborough, Visiting Professor at Wake Forest University School of Divinity.

    Register to Attend

  • Oct. 28, 4-5 PM | Post-Election Self and Community Care Workshop

    How do we take care of ourselves and our communities post-election? Join the LGBTQ+ Center for an hour-long virtual workshop on how to create a personalized community care plan, tap into well-being resources, and hold space for our communities post-election season.

    RSVP to Attend

  • Nov. 3 | Election Day Loving-Kindness Meditation

    Join the Chaplains Office throughout Election Day for a 30-minute session of mindfulness to help relieve stress. Meditation sessions are open to all WFU students, faculty, and staff at no cost – simply email the Chaplains Office to join.

    Sessions will take place at 7 AM, 12 PM, and 4:30 PM.

    Join an Election Day Meditation

  • Oct. 27, 7-8 PM | The World Is On Fire: Now What?

    Join the Chaplain’s office every Tuesday night from 7-8 p.m. for a virtual discussion led by The Rev. Michelle Nicolle, Ph.D.

    Email Rev. Michelle to Join

  • Nov. 3, 7-8 PM | The World Is On Fire: Now What?

    Join the Chaplain’s office every Tuesday night from 7-8 p.m. for a virtual discussion led by The Rev. Michelle Nicolle, Ph.D.

    Email Rev. Michelle to Join

  • Nov. 10, 4:30-5:45 PM | The Enneagram & The Election

    The United States 2020 election season is filled with much division, confusion, anger, and fear. In the midst of such challenging times, many of us find it difficult to lead with creativity and generosity.

    Engaging the Enneagram, a tool for cultivating self-awareness and compassion, this 2-part webinar helps participants develop awareness of the ways our habits and patterns are activated in stressful times, as well how to access internal and external resources to support generativity and the well-being of all.

    All are invited to participate in interactive teaching, small group discussion, and group practices with Enneagram teachers and facilitators Dr. Christopher T. Copeland, Director of the Enneagram Studies Project in the Program for Leadership and Character at Wake Forest University, and Rev. Chelsea Brooke Yarborough, Visiting Professor at Wake Forest University School of Divinity.

    Register to Attend

  • Nov. 10, 7-8 PM | The World Is On Fire: Now What?

    Join the Chaplain’s office every Tuesday night from 7-8 p.m. for a virtual discussion led by The Rev. Michelle Nicolle, Ph.D.

    Email Rev. Michelle to Join

  • Nov. 17, 7-8 PM | The World Is On Fire: Now What?

    Join the Chaplain’s office every Tuesday night from 7-8 p.m. for a virtual discussion led by The Rev. Michelle Nicolle, Ph.D.

    Email Rev. Michelle to Join

Deacs & Democracy Podcast

Join Marianne Magjuka and Deb Marke, co-directors of Deacs Decide, as they sit down with Old Gold & Black Online Managing Editor Elizabeth Maline. Listen while they discuss the details of the program, as well as the intricacies of absentee voting, barriers to voting, and ways to stay engaged.

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