Many thanks to everyone that participated in and supported ‘Frenemies Day’, and in particular our drop-in at Virginia Tech yesterday!
We had a great turnout and some neat conversations. The election results were, unsurprisingly, on many participants’ minds. However, other topics were also discussed, ranging from genetically modified organisms to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy. People disagreed, but remained civil. More to come on the takeaways.
Of course, the hope is that we can become better frenemies every day. The resources on this site will be expanded and I anticipate that we will do more events like this in the future. We will also continue to do more structured workshops through the larger Frenemies Project.
Frenemies Day also received significant media attention, including:
- Eric Mack, CNET – Celebrate ‘Frenemies Day’ with pals you dropped over election
- Robbie Harris, WVTF (NPR) – The Day After: National Frenemies Day
- Eamon O’Meara, WDBJ 7 (CBS) – Virginia Tech hosts Frenemies Day following Election Night
- Jacob Demmitt, The Roanoke Times – The day after: ‘Frenemies’ event fosters dialogue
- Bethany Teague, WSLS 10 (NBC) – Virginia Tech hosts ‘Frenemies Day’ to help heal after election
- Annie Andersen, WSET 13 (ABC) – Virginia Tech celebrates first ever Frenemies Day
- Becky Shumar, WFXR (FOX) – Virginia Tech professor organizes “frenemies day” after election
- WINA Charlottesville – Live interview with Les Sinclair
This is in addition to the recent media attention to the wider Frenemies Project.
Thanks again for the support!