Friday, September 24

Sign up for opportunities in SpidersEngage (search “Day of Action” after signing in).

9-10:15 a.m.

Women & Climate Justice: Inspiring Community Action
Tyler Haynes Commons 321

The All We Can Save Project co-founder, Katharine Wilkinson, will lead a conversation with three young voices  – Seva Gandhi, Leah Trotman, and Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru – exploring the analysis of climate impacts along with future solutions that are possible for women leaders around the world. Participants will watch the keynote virtually, together, in Tyler Haynes Commons 321. If you would like to attend the whole Agnes Scott Women's Global Leadership Conference on September 23 and 24, you can learn more here. This program is connected to One Book, One Richmond

11 a.m. -12 p.m.

Voter Registration Drop-In Advising
Think Tank

Not sure how you're going to vote yet? Absentee? In person? In Virginia? At home? Join us to research different options and make your plan, maybe even request your mail-in ballot or research candidates.

if not you, then who? 
Westhampton Living Room

This interactive workshop will show you strategies for using your skills and interests to make lasting impact in the community at personal, group, and community levels. Co-sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and One Book, One Richmond.

1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Brown Bag Discussion
THC 305 or Zoom

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. Learn more here.

1 p.m.-5 p.m.

On-Campus Service: DIY Projects
Think Tank

Stop by and help with projects for the Ronald McDonald House, Richmond Behavioral Health Authority, or Library of Virginia.

Off-Campus Service: Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Depart from Tyler Haynes Commons Transportation Hub

Habitat for Humanity helps families build and improve places to call their home. Volunteers at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore will assist the staff with receiving, pricing, and processing donations. Register here

1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Off-Campus Service: Alley Clean-Up at Boaz & Ruth
Depart from Tyler Haynes Commons Transportation Hub

Boaz & Ruth offers barrier free affordable housing to those that live 50% or more below HUD's median household income. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the alley that runs behind three Boaz & Ruth houses and the firehouse. Volunteers will clear all furniture and debris to make the alley cleaner and safer. Register here.

2-4 p.m.

On-Campus Service: Eco-Corridor Clean-Up
Eco-Corridor Entrance

Join with fellow Spiders to help with invasive species removal and beautification along the Eco-Corridor. Wear work clothes for some gardening and mulch projects!

3-5 p.m.

New Volunteer Orientation
Think Tank

Sign up to volunteer and join us for orientation! Register here.


Looking for another film to watch on Friday night? In honor of 15 years of One Book, One Richmond, we have identified some films and videos related to themes from the past book selections. Grab some snacks and pick one of these films to watch! 

If you have any questions, please contact Adrienne Piazza at