With Election Day one week away and many University of Michigan students voting in what is most likely their first presidential race, many campus organizations are holding events for students to engage with their fellow classmates in conversation about their beliefs and what they think the most important issues will be in the next four years. 

Events slated to occur in the next eight days include Issues & Ale: Election Night Viewing Party, a screening of the documentary “Bring it to the Table” and a election night results watch party hosted by the Ginsberg Center.

Before the big day, the documentary “Bring It to the Table” by filmmaker Julie Winokur will be screened Thursday at the Ford School of Public Policy Auditorium from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The film captures dialogues from citizens in diverse neighborhoods across the country who speak about politics and how it affects them.

Issues & Ale — hosted by the Ford School of Public Policy and Michigan Radio — is an election night viewing party at Fraser’s Pub. Attendees will be able to engage in political trivia and analyze the election results with the help of Michigan Radio Stateside podcast host Cynthia Canty and a panel of experts.

Additionally, several campus groups will host another election night watch party in the Rogel Ballroom at the Michigan Union Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.

This event’s website encourages students to “get a healthy dose of democratic engagement” by joining fellow students in non-partisan debate and results watch parties, which are co-hosted by the Center for Campus Involvement and the Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service Learning.

All University dining halls will also be making a special Election Day breakfast on Tuesday.  

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