Join the conversation by attending a Campus Conversation or a New York Times Talk. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. These discussions are a way to get students more engaged with local, regional, national, and/or international occurrences.
The New York Times Talks series brings students, faculty and staff together in meaningful conversations about some of the latest topics in the local, national, and international news. Attendees are encouraged to be active participants in the conversation, as well as have an open mind and be respectful of other’s thoughts, opinions, and ideas. Pizza and beverages are provided at each of the Talks.
Environmental Racism: What Does it Look Like adn Where is it Happening?
Monday, October 22, 2018
12 - 1:30 p.m., University Union 314-315
As part of Campus Sustainability Month, join us for our third New York Times talk of the semester! Kevin Barahona, Graduate Assistant with the Center for Student Diversity, will facilitate a conversation about the issue of environmental racism, or the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color. What does it look like, and where is it happening?
Campus Conversations provide students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to become politically engaged; learn about and from differing perspectives; and better understand what and who informs our own political ideologies and affiliations.
"The Power of One Vote"
feat. Nykidra Robinson, Founder and CEO of Black Girls Vote
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:30 p.m., West Village Commons
One vote can change the world. Join the Center for Student Diversity and the Office of Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility for a conversation with Black Girls Vote Founder Nykidra "Nyki" Robinson. Learn about her story and how she is mobilizing disenfranchised voters in Baltimore and beyond.
Networking reception to follow.
The Office of Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility is looking for faculty and staff members who are interested in engaging the campus community in a discussion about a topic they are passionate about. If you are interested in facilitating a New York Times Talk or Campus Conversation, or have any questions about facilitating any of these, please contact civicengagement AT_TOWSON. Past topics have ranged from health care reform to gay marriage, immigration to climate change.