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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…

Allbritton Center Guidelines for Community Engagement, 2020-2021

Allbritton Center Guidelines for Community Engagement. For the safety of our students and our surrounding communities, there will be no in-person civic engagement programming. Remote (virtual) engagement and contactless off-campus engagement are permitted

Allbritton Center Guidelines for Community Engagement, 2020-2021 Above all, the best way we can support our community right now is by taking extreme precautions while maintaining the values embedded in our Civic Action Plan. Although that means we will have to pause or adapt critical partnerships, it is in the best interest of everyone involved.…

This Changes Everything FYM Discussion Next Steps

Following Wesleyan’s common read of the film This Changes Everything, we invite you to take this as a launching pad to learn more about climate change and broader sustainability and environmental justice issues.  Here are a few resources to get you started:   Take a course Wesleyan’s College of the Environment offers courses where you…

Organizing communities. Strategizing politics. From the Arab Spring to Election 2020

Esam Boraey

Organizing communities. Strategizing politics. From the Arab Spring to Election 2020 with Esam Boraey In this E2020 Speaker Series event, Boraey will speak about his experience as an activist during the Egyptian revolution of 2011, reflect on his work with the American Muslim Alliance and Connecticut Council on Interreligious Understanding, and offer thoughts on this…

WesWOW Civic Engagement Webinar

Join Jewett Center for Community Partnerships staff Diana Martinez and Rhea Drozdenko for an informal lunchtime webinar on civic engagement at Wesleyan. Learn about different ways to get involved from volunteer opportunities to service-learning courses and more.  There are two identical sessions. Feel free to drop in or join us for the full session:  Tuesday,…

Allbritton Center Civic Engagement Report 2019-2020

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, and the Patricelli Center for Social…

Sustainability Office moves to the Allbritton Center

We are excited to announce that the Wesleyan Sustainability Office, founded in 2012, will now be housed in the Allbritton Center. This move is in conjunction with the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships’ new focus on engagement with Middletown on environmental issues and sustainability. The Wesleyan Sustainability Office promotes a sustainable approach to Wesleyan’s relationship…

CSPL/CGST 480 Engaged Projects

CSPL/CGST480 Engaged Projects CSPL/CGST480 ENGAGED PROJECTS is a new 1-credit course in which students study a topic of their choice and produce a final project for a public audience. EPs respond to this critical moment in history by empowering students to connect their academic pursuits to what is happening in the world around them. They…

Wesleyan University: Dancey Engages Students in Elections Research, E2020 Initiative

Associate Professor of Government Logan Dancey foresees many important opportunities for students to get involved and make a difference with upcoming local elections this fall—and the Engage 2020 (E2020 initiative) will be a prime vehicle for that work. Dancey recently gave a presentation via Zoom video webinar to Wesleyan faculty and staff about his research on American electoral politics…

Fall 2020 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!  You can see all CSPL courses here, and you can check out all Service Learning courses for Fall 2020…