Faculty & Staff

Wesleyan Resource Center : Conversation with Cliff

From Jaylen Berry ’18: This event has been created for Wesleyan Black/brown students to meet man of color, and new Jewett Center for Community Partnerships Director Clifton Watson as well as, to create discussion about SOC experiences at Wesleyan. This event will serve as a way to get conversation going about community building within the…

Haiti: Migration and Globalization

Haiti: Migration and Globalization Haitians in the U.S. vs. Trump   Tens of thousands of Haitians who currently reside in the United States on Temporary Protected Status face possible deportation by the Trump administration. This talk will focus on the domestic and global political and economic factors that transformed Haiti into an exporter of labor…

The ENGAGE Recommended Reading List

Winter break is the perfect time to cozy up with a good book related to civic engagement and social impact. Here is a list of great books recommended by the Allbritton Center staff and faculty.       Kristen Inglis, Academic Manager, Center for Prison Education College in Prison by Daniel Korpowitz, chronicles how, since…

Conversations Continue

It’s been a busy two weeks for the Civic Action Plan process. I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting with the WSA leadership team and general assembly, Senior Administrative Staff, Library Staff, the Rotary Club, and the Registrar’s Office. To date, we’ve met with 7 different groups and over 100 people. We have 2 more…

Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan – let the planning begin

How does our institution act out its democratic and civic values? This semester, a group of people from around campus and from the community (see the full list here) are trying to answer that question. Our goal is to develop an actionable plan that articulates Wesleyan’s commitment to and value placed on the public purpose…

Allbritton Center Comments on Beyond 2020

The Allbritton Center is deeply appreciative of Beyond 2020, both in its particulars and in its ethos.  The approach it embodies is that which Allbritton embodies—practical idealism, engagement, translational and transformative education–to enhance the ability of members of the Wesleyan community “to do work that makes a difference beyond the borders of the campus.” That…

WSA Voter Accessibility Report

  Students from the WSA, as well as staff members from the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, worked together to help register about 300 Wesleyan students to vote in the 2016 election. Check out the summary for a full report!  

Responding to the 2016 Presidential Election

Check out our Ways to Get Engaged blog post for more updated information. — The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan.  We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. In the wake of the historic 2016 presidential election, we believe that…

Greetings from your new Civic Engagement Fellow!

Hello! My name is Rebecca Jacobsen and I’m the new Civic Engagement Fellow for the 2016-2017 school year. I’m taking the place of Jennifer Roach ’14, the most recent in an esteemed list of recent grads to hold this position. You can find me at my desk in the OCS Lounge (room 318) in Allbritton, behind…

Films on Foss — Final Two Films

We’ve had a great turn out for Pitch Perfect and Inside Out so far at Films on Foss! Our last two movies, The Princess Bride (August 6 – Voter’s Choice film) and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (August 13 – rescheduled rain date) are still to come. Bring a blanket and picnic, or grab dinner from…