Join the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement and the March on Washington Film Festival on Wednesday, April 10th at 7pm in the Jack Morton Auditorium for a special screening of the new film, The Best of Enemies, starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell.
The film screening will be followed by a guided discussion with GW School of Media and Public Affairs professor, Dr. Imani M. Cheers.
Doors open at 6:30pm and admission is free and on a first come first serve basis. To register click here.
This event is a celebration of Professor Leslie Jacobson's over 40-year career at GW as a professor of theatre and an advocate for social change through the arts. “Women's Works celebrates theatre's ability to awaken our empathy and inspires us to make positive social change.” Selections from Strangers in Their Own Land, The Body Project, Evil, Vanishing Point, Migratory Tales, The South Africa Projects, A...My Name Is Alice - among other plays and musicals - come together to illuminate the power of story.
March 28, 2019 at 7:30PM
March 29, 2019 at 7:30PM
March 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
March 31, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, Marvin Center
Purchase tickets online here.
This production is accompanied by a panel discussion on the power of theatre to be a catalyst for social change. Link here for more information on that event.
March 30th, 2019, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Marvin Center, 3rd Floor Amphitheatre
This is a do-not-miss GW event which will explore the potential of theatre as a powerful catalyst for social change. Theatre practitioners will share experiences from their own work in which they have witnessed or experienced the transformational power of theater. The following panelists will continue the conversation: Derek Goldman, Caleen Sinnette Jennings, Leslie Jacobson, Jodi Kanter, and linguist Deborah Tannen. Mary Ellsberg, Director of the Global Women’s Institute will moderate the panel.
Following this event, plan to stay for a performance of 'Women's Works' Compiled and directed by Leslie Jacobson from 5-7pm. Link here for more information about this work, as well as other performance times scheduled.
Our March Breakfast Conversation on Community-Engaged Scholarship is coming up next week on March 27th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Winston Churchill Library and Center at Gelman Library. Dr. Maranda Ward will facilitate this Conversation about the history of inequity in Washington, D.C. and our role in partnering with those who are working toward justice. For more information and RSVP, click here.
You are cordially invited to attend GW’s fourth annual Chavez • Huerta • Itliong Celebration and Call to Action.
The event brings community members together to honor the work, values, and dedication of change agents committed to making the world a better place for all. It is a day where we are encouraged to reflect on our collective responsibility to stand for equity and justice and heed the calls of activists before us to continue the struggle for progress.
This year’s theme is Juntos - Magkasama - Together. It highlights the coalition building and collaboration that is necessary for social movements to create an impact.Read More
On Wednesday, February 27th, 2019, the Nashman Center will be hosting February’s Breakfast Conversation on Community Engaged Scholarship!
This Conversation will be facilitated by members of the 2018 Nashman Faculty Learning Community on the #BlackLivesMatter movement. They will address the sensitivity and skills needed to facilitate reflective discussions that help students connect their personal experiences in the community with larger societal inequities and national movements that are working to address them.
9:30 am, Coffee and connection with colleagues
9:45-10:45 am, Conversation begins
You and your students can be involved in this GW tradition celebrating the farmworker's movement and honoring these social change makers. You can learn more about the events for Chavez Huerta Itliong Day by subscribing to their newsletter and following them on twitter @chidayGW! Want to engage even more? Check out the learning and service opportunities with Operacion Impacto https://givepul.se/akkbmRead More
February 1st, the School of Nursing hosted community partners and faculty for a day to share knowledge, understand each others aims, and discuss potential initiatives. In addition to networking and roundtable brainstorming, several existing initiatives were presented,Read More
Congratulations to Maranda Ward, of the Medical School’s Clinical Research and Leadership department, on her new role. Dr. Ward brings both scholarly expertise and leadership experience to her new role, having already served in 2017-2018 as a Commissioner of an Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) in Ward 7.
Follow Dr. Ward yourself via her podcast: #EquityMatters (link here).