Center for the Study of Public Life

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 will feature 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 will share reflections on their work and thoughts on how to galvanize young…

Allbritton Center Guidelines for Community Engagement, Fall 2020

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, Fall 2020 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…

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…

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…

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…