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Brown Bag Discussion Series

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) initiated the Brown Bag Discussion Series in support of its mission to bring together campus and community members in collaborative study, reflection, and action to address contemporary social issues.

Brown Bag discussions, open to members of the campus and the community, are held from 12:30–1:25p.m. on most Fridays during the academic year in room 305 on the third floor of Tyler Haynes Commons (unless otherwise noted).

A speaker or small panel will lead a presentation on a provocative social issue, then open up the floor for discussion. When possible, the presentation is available on this website. Click on the presentation title to view the presentation.

In addition to providing plenty of food for thought, we also offer free pizza at every Brown Bag.

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Past Brown Bag Highlights

Brown Bag topics vary each semester. Here are examples of past Brown Bags.

Fall 2015: From Protest to Politics to Protest: The Long Civil Rights Movement Today

Fall 2015: Transcending Gender from a Legal Perspective: Issues and Options

Fall 2015: Building Literacy and Community: Reading and Writing in Metro Richmond's K-12 Schools

Spring 2016: Climate Change and the Liberal Arts: What are the connections?

Spring 2016: Social Enterprise in RVA

Spring 2016: Who Protects the Refugees?: Human Rights without a Nation State