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Allbritton Center Civic Engagement Report 2020-2021

The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan University. We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. The Center houses the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship,  Service Learning, and…

Fall 2021 Courses in Civic Engagement, Social Change, and the Study of Public Life

Looking for interdisciplinary classes that think outside the box? Want to go beyond theory and understand how academic concepts apply in real-world settings? Take a class with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life! or Service-Learning! ARST 265 Action: Art, Politics, Counterpublics John Hulsey In this interdisciplinary studio course, we explore action as…

Civic Engagement at Wesleyan Webinar Recording

Image says Civic Engagement at Wes. Rhea Drozdenko and Diana Martinez. JCCP Staff. Illustrations of multi-colored raised hands.

 Learn about different ways to get involved at Wesleyan from volunteer opportunities to service-learning courses and more in this webinar led by Jewett Center for Community Partnerships staff Diana Martinez and Rhea Drozdenko.

COVID 103 – a Lecture from Professors Johnston and Cohan

All students returning to Wesleyan University were required to view Moodle Covid103, which includes a video by Professors Fred Cohan and Bill Johnston that explains ‘how the biological details of the virus impact the public health measures that we’re asking the students to follow. These modules have included historical, cultural, medical, and ethical perspectives on…

Spring 2021 Courses in Civic Engagement, Social Change, and the Study of Public Life

Looking for interdisciplinary classes that think outside the box? Want to go beyond theory and understand how academic concepts apply in real-world settings? Take a class with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life! or Service-Learning!  CSPL211 Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Legal Advocacy for Disabled Veterans  Sarah Ryan  In-person with remote students…

E2020 Event: The 2020 Election Cycle – A Debrief

It’s not hyperbole to say that the 2020 Election may be the most consequential and most unusual election in our lifetime. Want to better understand what happened and what it might mean going forward?   Join members of Wesleyan’s faculty in American Politics, Logan Dancey, Erika Franklin Fowler, Alyx Mark, Steven Moore, and Justin Peck for “The 2020 Election…

Elections under threat: Perspectives and Prospects

Elections under threat: Perspectives and Prospects Panel / Conversation: Wesleyan faculty discussing what we might expect to see come election day. With Wesleyan Faculty: Robert Cassidy, James Cavallaro, Leslie Gabel-Brett, Carla Abdo-Katsipis, Steven Moore, Justin Peck, Kevin Vrevich on the presidency, Congress, global context, social movements, race and politics, public opinion, human rights. Thursday, October 29, 6:30-8:00 EDT Free and open…

E2020 and WesGIS Event: Presidential Election Mapping

WesGIS Workshop Series / Engage 2020 Event Series: Presidential Election Mapping   Intrigued by the red/blue US maps prevalent in the news media this time of year? Transfixed by the real-time, digital maps of the evolving results on election night? Or merely want to make a basic map in ArcGIS Online? Learn how to use…

#E2020 Final Presidential Debate Discussion

Wesleyan students are invited to join Government Professors Logan Dancey and Justin Peck for a post-debate discussion following the final presidential debate.   The event is meant as an opportunity for students to engage in a dialogue with one another about the debate. Professors Dancey and Peck will pose some initial discussion questions and help facilitate the conversation.  …