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#E2020 Post-VP Debate Discussion

Wesleyan students are invited to join Government Professors Logan Dancey, Erika Franklin Fowler, and Steven Moore for a post-debate discussion following the vice presidential debate. You can join the discussion via this link: http://bit.ly/wes_postdebate2.  The event is meant as an opportunity for students to engage in a dialogue with one another about the debate. Professors Dancey, Fowler, and Moore…

Religion, Diversity and Democracy: Eboo Patel in Conversation with Michael Roth

In this E2020 Speaker Series Event, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) Founder and President Eboo Patel, will highlight the findings of IFYC’s recently released IDEALS research on religious and political diversity issues in Higher Education. Wesleyan President Michael Roth will then offer a response. The United States is the most religiously diverse nation in human history…

#E2020 Post-Debate Discussion

Wesleyan students are invited to join Government Professors Logan Dancey and Alyx Mark for a post-debate discussion following the first presidential debate. You can join the discussion via this link: http://bit.ly/wes_postdebate. You will need to sign in through your Single Sign On to join the meeting.   The event is meant as an opportunity for students to engage in…

Kristina Wong: Reality television, political theater, and social change

Kristina Wong is a performance artist, comedian and elected representative whose work onstage and in politics is informed by an obsessive knowledge of the reality television format.  How does reality tv explain where we are today?  What tropes from this genre have now surfaced in how we think, make decisions and move in the world? In this…

SUNY Cortland: Cortland Votes aims to make voting part of the culture

A group of faculty, staff, students and community partners are undertaking a nonpartisan mission to make voting a part of the culture both within SUNY Cortland and the Cortland County community. The initiative, Cortland Votes, is part of the nationwide All In Campus Democracy Challenge, which strives to involve college students in American democracy and…

Our Country Our Votes – E2020 Speaker Series Event

Our Country Our Votes: Young voters weigh in on the election, election coverage, and political discourse today   This E2020 event will feature radio producers Graham Griffith and Kaari Pitkin, as well as youth media correspondents from “18-to-29 Now: Young America Speaks Up” – a collaboration between Radio Rookies and YR Media.   Graham Griffith…

Criminal Justice Reform and the 2020 Elections

This E2020 event will feature a panel of Wesleyan alum and community leaders (Alicia Hernandez Strong ’16, Julian Adler ’02, Lorenzo Jones, Andrew Clark, Earl Bloodworth and Tracie Bernardi) committed to criminal justice reform. They will speak about their work and their thoughts on the upcoming election.    Alicia Hernandez Strong ’18, a leader and…

Engage 2020 Fall Funding

With Election Day just weeks away, we remain committed to supporting student learning and civic preparedness via E2020.  The deadline for E2020 Fall Funding Cycle is Monday, September 28, 2020.  Only proposals for remote engagement and support will be reviewed.   Funding Support Participants can apply to the E2020 Fund for expenses associated with some software…

Good Trouble: A New Generation Engages A New Political Season

Bryan Chong speaks behind a podium that says "Governor, State of Connecticut." Attorney General William Tong stands behind Bryan.

This E2020 event featured a panel of young organizers and agents of political change (Bryan Chong `21, Simon Gaughan ’22, grassroots organizer Eva Bermúdez Zimmerman, activist and campaign staffer Hillary Desideraggio, and New Haven activists Devin Avshalom-Smith and Jeremy Cajigas) who shared reflections on their work and thoughts on how to galvanize young people and…

Engage 2020 Speaker Series

The E2020 Speaker Series features an array of public figures from diverse backgrounds – all with compelling messages about the power of students and young people to affect change and the urgency of this moment. The E2020 Speaker Series is a centerpiece of Wesleyan’s E2020 Initiative– the University’s comprehensive effort to support student learning and civic…