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Spring 2020

 

Thinking Inside the Box: The Truth Behind the Stereotypes
Monday, February 17  ·  7pm to 8:30pm  ·  Student Activities Center Room 306
Embodying the theme of owning your own narrative, students will be introduced to pop culture icons and art that have stereotypical and racist undertones, then debunking and redefining the art pieces to represent the truth behind the characters. Students will then create their own "identity boxes" with stereotypes associated with their own identity or identities on the outside, then redefining and telling their truth on the inside of the boxes. This event is part of Stony Brook University's Black History Month event series.

Community Dialogue on Literacy and Fake News
Wednesday, February 19  ·  7pm to 9:30pm  ·  Student Activities Center Ballroom A
Join us for our first Community Dialogue of the semester with support from the Center for News Literacy. We will explore a timely issue affecting our community, and consider some of the ways in which we can address the issue as a community. The issue for this Community Dialogue is Literacy and Fake News.  Click here for more information about our Community Dialogues.  This is a for-credit EXPAND event through the UGC 101 class, and a for-credit event through the University Scholars Program.  Light refreshments will be served.

General Membership Meeting
Thursday, March 5  ·  7pm to 8pm  ·  Student Activities Center Room 303
Join us for our first-ever General Membership meeting. ALL are welcome to attend! This is an opportunity to learn more about the Center for Civic Justice, upcoming events, ways in which to get involved and earn service hours. Light refreshments will be served.

Spring Break Civic Justice Certificate Program
Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 20
Will you be on or near campus during Spring Break? Join us for a week of meaningful and impactful community service and learning. Participate in two workshops, one lab, one off-campus and one on-campus local community service experience, and earn yourself a Civic Justice Certificate. There are no requirements to participate. Meals or light refreshments will be served at each workshop, lab, and community service experience.  Registration will open on Wednesday, February 26. The Spring Break Civic Justice Certificate Program is supported by the Presidential Mini-Grants for Departmental Diversity.

Civic Justice Workshop
Monday, March 16  ·  2:30pm to 4pm

Off-Campus Local Community Service Experience
Tuesday, March 17  ·  9am to 1pm

On-Campus Local Community Service Experience
Wednesday, March 18  ·  12pm to 2:30pm

Civics Innovation Lab
Thursday, March 19  ·  12pm to 4pm

Civic Justice Workshop
Friday, March 20  ·  12pm to 1:30pm

General Membership Meeting
Thursday, April 2  ·  7pm to 8pm  ·  Student Activities Center Room 303
Join us for our second General Membership meeting of the semester.  ALL are welcome to attend!  This is an opportunity to learn more about the Center for Civic Justice, upcoming events, ways in which to get involved and earn service hours. Light refreshments will be served.

"Okay, Stop."
Monday, April 6  ·  7pm to 9:30pm  ·  Student Activities Center Ballroom B
As a community, there is a lot we can agree upon, but what divides us? During this event, participants will watch political campaign ads from throughout the nation... until they can no longer stand it. Participants will have an opportunity to share why they cannot continue watching, and we will engage in an discussion about what turns some people away from political engagement as a result of political campaign ads and identify some ways in which we might be able to do better as a nation moving forward. Light refreshments will be served.

Knowledge Community on Environmental & Racial Justice
Monday, April 20  ·  7pm to 9:30pm  ·  Student Activities Center Room 302
Join us for an evening with campus experts to develop a better understanding of issues surrounding Environmental & Racial Justice. We will explore examples of this issue throughout the world and ways in which community leaders are addressing this issue. Light refreshments will be served.  This event is part of Stony Brook University's Earthstock event series.

Presidential Primary Tweet Museum
Tuesday, April 21  ·  11am to 8:30pm  ·  Student Activities Center Ballroom A
Wednesday, April 22  ·  7pm to 9:30pm  ·  Student Activities Center Ballroom A
Before you cast your vote in the Presidential Primary, what are the candidates tweeting about and why? Visit our Presidential Primary Tweet Museum to learn more! You can receive a guided tour through the museum (or a self-guided tour), find out more about each candidate who will be on the ballot, see their tweets, and understand why they tweet what they do. Light refreshments will be served at the end of your guided tour.

Presidential Primary Election
Tuesday, April 28  ·  6am to 9pm  ·  Student Activities Center Ballroom A
If you are registered to vote in New York, cast your vote in New York's Presidential Primary Election. For students residing on campus and who are registered with a political party, you can cast your vote in the Student Activities Center Ballroom A. Click here to check your voter status. If you are voting for the first time, you are strongly encouraged to bring some form of government-issued identification. More information will be available leading up to New York's Presidential Primary Election.

SAVE THE DATE: Center for Civic Justice 2nd Annual Gala
Wednesday, April 29  ·  Time TBD  ·  Student Activities Center Ballroom A
Join us for our 2nd Annual Gala to celebrate the incredible work of individuals and groups who are making a positive difference in our communities. More information, including student performances and our Keynote Speaker will be announced soon!

 

More events will be announced throughout the Spring 2020 semester! Stay tuned.