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Civitas Community Engagement Leadership Institute

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Are you interested in participating in meaningful conversation about current events, social justice, racism, and the impact of COVID-19? Are you looking to celebrate & strengthen community through action and words? Are you available to join us for 5 Sunday night virtual sessions? If yes, read on to learn more about the Civitas Community Engagement Leadership Institute, an exciting new offering for Summer 2020.

The Civitas Community Engagement Leadership Institute was designed around the concept of civitas, which calls us to reflect upon our role as citizens, the shared responsibility involved with living in a democracy, our common purpose, and community building.  The Institute is an active learning experience, combining reflection, conversation, and engagement to address the tumult and pain experienced in our nation and across our world. It is a place to find strength and hope, and to celebrate community within Holy Cross and beyond. And certainly not least, it is a place for us to gather while physically apart. 

The Civitas Community Engagement Leadership Institute provides an opportunity to join student-led group discussions around the topics that help to bring understanding and direct action. Topics include: Service and our Jesuit Mission; The Two Feet of Service & Justice; Racial & Economic Disparities in the U.S.; The Critical Role of Hope in Community Engagement; and Living a Life of Service & Justice. Woven into each of these topics will be conversation about current events associated with racial justice and the pandemic.

Session and Registration Info

Sessions occur on 5 consecutive Sunday evenings beginning July 19, 2020 through August 16, 2020. All sessions are from 8pm to 9:30 pm EST.  You are still able to participate if you are unable to attend the live sessions. Some sessions will be recorded and we will make them, and other resources, available to you on the Institute's site.  Additionally, we will pair students who are unable to attend Sunday evenings but wish to schedule times with others for discussion.

We hope you can join us. Register.