Women's Works: Compiled and Directed by Leslie Jacobson

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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.

Panel Discussion: Theatre as a Catalyst for Change, March 30th

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.

Link here for more information.

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.

March Conversation on Community-Engaged Scholarship: The History of Inequity in DC - What Community Engaged Scholars Need to Know

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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.

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Chavez-Huerta-Itliong Celebration and Call to Action: March 28, 29

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.

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February Conversation: Community Engaged Scholarship and Activist Movements - Making the Connection

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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

Save the Date: Chavez Huerta Itliong Day, March 28-29, 2019

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/akkbm

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Nashman Affiliate Faculty, Dr. Maranda Ward, Appointed to the DC Department of Health Commission on Health Equity

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.

Link here for a recent article in The Hatchet describing her work.

Follow Dr. Ward yourself via her podcast: #EquityMatters (link here).

GW ArtReach and New Collaboration with DC Central Kitchen

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Click below for this great example of GW’s campus-community partnerships.

“Creatively merging our two organizations’ areas of expertise, Aselin Lands of GW ArtReach created art lessons to correspond with three popular DC Central Kitchen nutrition lessons: “MyPlate”, “Where does your food come from?” and “Eat the Rainbow.” For six weeks, 30 students alternated between interactive nutrition education lessons and creative art projects. Each of their nutrition education lessons involved a hands-on cooking demo, including our popular kale salad recipe and a taco representing all five food groups. One student, Dylan, liked the kale salad so much that he later made it with his family at home! However, he did report being just a little disappointed that his mom bought pre-chopped kale instead of a bunch, meaning he couldn’t use the knife skills he had learned in class with us.”

https://dccentralkitchen.org/2018/12/20/a-new-partnership-at-thearc/

New Podcasts on Health Equity in DC from the Rodham Institute at GW

New semester-new learning opportunities about the social determinants of health in DC!

Check out the first four in a series of 8 mini podcasts from the Rodham Insititute https://anchor.fm/rodham-diana-hla about Health Equity in DC. They run about 7 minutes long and have interviews with various academic and community leaders on each of the Social Determinants of Health.