Making the Difference #TakeActionTuesday: Civic Participation Series
Please note: Early check in starts at 4:30 p.m. and the event begins at 5:00 p.m.
The Making the Difference March 20th Event of the #TakeActionTuesday Civic Participation Series aims to:
Help students understand how to enact change within society through intentional organization and participation. Last year, students expressed to members of the Student Senate that they were interested in learning additional ways to organize, engage and civically participate in response to political issues. To honor their requests, the goal for this March 20th Event is to provide research, access to organizations, and hands on workshops to students in order to assist them with becoming civic participants today and responsive civic leaders of tomorrow.
This exciting event will feature a keynote speaker, expert panel, dance performance, breakout sessions/workshops and a reception.
5:10 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. -- Introduction in Milbank Chapel:
- Welcome address by Chloe Dawson, President, Teachers College, Student Senate
5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. -- The Interdisciplinary Civic Participation Panel includes:
6:05 p.m. to 6:40 p.m. -- Gibney Dance Troupe Performance
- Gibney Dance introduction by Dr. Carmela Bennett
6:45 p.m. to 7:55 p.m. -- Seven 35 minute Breakout Sessions/Workshops that participants may select up to two to attend:
Black Lives Matter in Higher Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Global Citizen Engagement in the 21st Century: Global Learning Alliance, Center for Professional Education of Teachers
Conversations on Race, Erika Bernabei, Anti-Racist Alliance
Interpreting the News, Damaso Reyes , News Literacy Project
Teaching in Trying Times: Student Press Initiative, Center for Professional Education of Teachers
Food Politics: Dr. Pam Koch
Embodied Leadership, Somatics & Social Justice, Dr. Carmela Bennett
8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. -- The keynote speaker features:
- David J. Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)—a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. NBJC’s mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ bias and stigma.
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. -- A reception in Everett Lounge will follow the Keynote Address
March 20, 2018, 5:00 PM
March 20, 2018, 9:00 PM