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Civic Engagement Events

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) offers a variety of educationally grounded events and training opportunities including the Brown Bag Discussion Series, a weekly forum on civic and social issues, and a number of annual events. Visit the Events Feed on our homepage for an up-to-date list of events, including times and locations.

Annual Events

SpiderFest! 

SpiderFest!, the premier fall kickoff event, showcases some of the best aspects of UR in a fun and relaxed environment. The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement is a co-sponsor of this event. Community and student organizations share information about their programs including opportunities for community-based learning, service, internships, advocacy, and research.

Engage for Change! Awards

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement hosts an annual awards breakfast gathering to celebrate and acknowledge students, faculty, staff, and community leaders working together to make an impact in our communities. Engage for Change! awards honor service/volunteerism, community-engaged teaching, community-engaged research, collaborative projects, advocacy, and activism

One Book, One Richmond Keynote Lecture

One Book, One Richmond is a campus-wide effort that encourages students, faculty, staff, and members of the Richmond community to read and discuss a selected book on a social justice issue. Now housed in the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, the effort is led by a committee of students, faculty, and staff representing all five academic schools as well as departments across campus. We strive to encourage active participation in a vibrant intellectual community. Each year, there is a One Book, One Richmond keynote, and this year will feature Janaya Khan. Click here for more information. 

Brown Bags in 2016-17
unique students attended CCE-led events in 2016-17
orientations presented by CCE staff for volunteer