Current Events and Programs for Students
6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7
Interested in environmental studies, sustainability, and urban agriculture? VINES offers many internships and volunteer opportunities! Learn more about this community organization at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 in UU-102. Light refreshments provided.
Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments, INC. (VINES) is an organization committed to developing a sustainable and just community food system, by bringing together diverse groups of people, with a focus on youth development, to establish community gardens, urban agriculture and community green spaces. Learn more about VINES on their website.
Passion to Action Workshop
Know Your Rights: Legality, Safety & Activism
3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16
Understand your rights as a student activist! Learn about campus policies that pertain to activism and protesting and discover tips for staying safe while making your voice heard. Featuring speaker Timothy Faughnan, Chief of Police, New York State University Police. This workshop is open to students, staff and faculty.
Passion to Action Community Issues Form
Making Healthcare Great Again? — A discussion on post-election health policy
3-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24
Wondering about the state of healthcare in the United States and the implications of repealing or reforming the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)? Join the Center for Civic Engagement for a Passion to Action forum: “Making Healthcare Great Again? — A Discussion on Post-Election Health Policy” from 3-5 p.m. Friday, February 24 in UU-102.
A panel of health policy experts will address concerns surrounding healthcare cost, access and quality and, more specifically, the implications of changing healthcare policy on a local, state and national scale. Learn about the possible effects of repealing or reforming the PPACA, as well as what to expect with the new administration’s healthcare plan.
A. Serdar Atav, professor of health policy and research
Gary James, professor of anthropology and director of the Institute for Primary and Preventative Health Care
Julie Weisberg, director of public communications at Family Planning of South Central New York
Nicole Zulu, PhD student with a focus on healthcare policy and the PPACA
We Have Issues — Contact your elected officials!
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
1-2 p.m. on Wednesdays
Have you talked to your elected officials recently about policy issues that matter to you? They are there to listen if you are willing to speak. So give them a call and break the ice! We Have Issues is here to support you as you make your voice heard. Come to one of our weekly meetings to find out which elected officials represent you, learn strategies for contacting them and stay on the beat about local, state and federal policy issues up for consideration. This is a non-partisan meeting not intended to pressure anyone to accept or advocate for specific views.
Meetings will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Center for Civic Engagement (UU-137). A cell phone will be available for use. Even this small action of calling your representatives can make a big impact and will support a foundation for lifelong political engagement. So come by and make a call!
For more information email Jenn Dum.
Bridging the Digital Divide Program
- Curriculum and activities provided
- Learn from the CCE staff
- Work with other committed students
- Teach a group of community members who meet at a local nonprofit organization
- Teach computer literacy to help bridge the digital divide!
- Teach computer literacy using a tested, pre-developed curriculum.
- Learn new skills from a computer refurbishment expert and retired electrical engineer with years of experience
- Work in an ON CAMPUS workshop
- Become familiar with hardware, software, and how computers operate
- Help deliver refurbished computers to community members
Volunteer with Area Youth
Community Emergency Response Team