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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.

Spring 2017: The Climate is Changing: What Can We Do?

Spring 2017: The Status and Future of Healthcare Reform

Spring 2017: Seniors on the Margin: Housing in Highland Park

Fall 2017: Talking about the Confederate Statues on Monument Avenue

Fall 2017: Restoration of Rights in Virginia

Fall 2017: Modern Day Slavery: How to Put the Red Light on Human Trafficking