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Annual Events

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) offers 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.


SpiderFest!, the premier fall kickoff event, showcases some of the best aspects of UR in a fun and relaxed environment. The CCE 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 CCE hosts an annual awards 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, 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 CCE, the effort is led by a committee of students, faculty, and staff representing all five academic schools as well as departments across campus.