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Speaker's Bureau

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) supports faculty, staff, and students eager to host conversations centered on Richmond’s history, local issues, and more. 

Presentations and facilitated conversations are described below. We're also glad to work with faculty, staff, and students to plan a presentation that fits your course or meeting needs. Additionally, we can connect you with local experts. 

For more information about any of these offerings or to schedule a visit to your class or group, please contact Cory Schutter at cory.schutter@richmond.edu. Please reach out at least two weeks ahead of your preferred presentation time slot, so we can work with you to adapt our presentation to best fit your interests.

Becoming Civically Engaged in College

During this session, CCE staff will discuss different resources for action and/or invite an engaged student(s) to also share how they became civically engaged in college and the impact that engagement has had on their learning.

The Story of Richmond 

This gallery card activity is a part of our New Volunteer Orientation. Interactive “historytelling” invites participants to critically reflect on a variety of moments in Richmond’s story. CCE staff can customize and facilitate this activity for classes and other groups.

One Book, One Richmond Discussion

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 every year. This discussion will be led by a CCE staff member with expertise in the year's book selection. This year's book is Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg.

Focusing on Local Issues

CCE staff manage community partnerships in a number of different issue areas and stay informed about those issues. Staff members can lead conversations about any of these issue areas.