Virtual Town Hall: Local Development on the Environmental Front

From Professor Krishna Winston: The Jonah Center for Earth and Art invites you to attend a community forum on the environment via Zoom on Sept. 23, 7-8 p.m. This is an opportunity for everyone to learn about ongoing environmental issues and projects in Middletown, Portland, and the State of Connecticut. Participants will be able to…

JCCP Community-Based Interns

The Jewett Center for Community Partnerships is looking to hire federal work-study students to work directly with local community organizations and groups.  Apply on Handshake for these positions here: https://wesleyan.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3951765 Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center                 Seeking students with experience in any of these areas: ·         Graphic design ·         Program development ·         Communications ·         Creative…

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…

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, 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…

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,…