Courageous Conversations: An ongoing series of discussions open to the AU community.
Mass Deportation, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism
March 3 9:45 - 11:00 a.m. Mary Graydon Center, Room 5 Sponsor: College of Arts & Sciences
Books That Shaped America: And the Band Played On; Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
March 7 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Library, Training and Events Room 115 Sponsor: American University Library
An Evening with Filmmaker Stanley Nelson A Conversation on Experiences of Race and Racial Identity Through Film
March 7 6:00 p.m. Library, Training and Events Room 115 Sponsor: American University Library
Exploring Social Justice Series: Building Community: Making Change
March 8 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Letts Formal Lounge Sponsor: American University Library, Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Kay Spiritual Life Center
Interfaith Chapel Service: The Importance of Community
March 8 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Kay Spiritual Life Center Chapel Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
CRGC Signal Event: Islamophobia
March 23 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service Sponsor: Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Colloborative
Intergroup Dialogue, offered through the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, strives to create new knowledge, build community, heal divisions, and promote civic engagement by creating a constructive space for dialogue at American University. Dialogues run for seven weeks and are led by trained facilitators.
The Center for Diversity & Inclusion offers workshops that cover topics including intersecting identities, unpacking privilege and working with first-generation students while creating inclusive communities and conversations. The workshops are open to ALL: students, faculty, staff and community members.
What Matters to Me and Why
“What Matters to Me and Why” is a speaker series that provides opportunities for members of the AU Community to reflect about values, beliefs and motivations that have shaped their personal and professional journeys. It aims to help students and others better understand the lives and inspirations of those who shape the university. Presenters are encouraged to talk about choices made, difficulties encountered and commitments solidified.
Exploring Social Justice Series
The Exploring Social Justice Series, a program cosponsored by the American University Library, the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, and the Kay Spiritual Life Center, brings to campus exemplary leaders from diverse backgrounds who have advocated for various human rights and social justice issues. All events are free and open to the public. #ExploreSocialJustice
Center for Community Engagement & Service Programs
CBLR - Community-Based Learning and Research is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates community service with instruction and reflection to connect the theoretical realm of the classroom and the practical needs of the community.
DC Reads - DC Reads has worked to improve the historically low literacy rates in our nation's capitol. The district-wide collaboration consists of several universities, their students, the DC Public School System, and a number of community-based organizations united under one goal of elementary school literacy. More than 150 AU students serve as tutors, volunteering their time to better the lives of the area’s elementary school children.
International Student & Scholar Services Program
LEP - The Language Exchange Program matches students who wish to practice and improve foreign language skills. Open to international and US students.