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“Empowering Change” features programs and events with particular focus in four areas of empowerment:

Educate icon Educate, Participate Icon Participate, Activate icon Activate and Celebrate iconCelebrate

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Month of September

Civil Rights Photo Exhibit

Educate iconHartford Art School presents Ernest C. Withers, I Am A Man, including photographs of Martin Luther King Jr., the Little Rock Nine, the first desegregated bus in Montgomery, Ala., and more. On loan from the William Benton Museum of Art.

Full Month Goodwin Café, Mortensen Library

Civil Rights Window Images

Educate iconWords and images of Civil Rights era leaders will illuminate the HJC quad by night during the month of September. Produced by Professor John Nordyke, Hartford Art School.

Full Month Harry Jack Gray Center, East Wing windows

Sunday, September 14

Presidents' College Symposium*

Educate iconChris Martens on Jesse Owens and Joe Lewis vs. Hitler’s theory of Aryan supremacy*

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11–11:50 a.m. Dana Hall

Educate iconBilal Sekou, of the University of Hartford’s Hillyer College, will lead a session celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.*

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1:30–2:30 p.m.
Panelists will also include Cheri Quickmire and Adryan Wallace

Hawk Power Community Sports Clinic

Activate iconHartford Hawks Multi-Sport Youth Clinic is open to all kids in the 8th grade or younger.

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11:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m. Sports Center

Participate IconWomen's Soccer game half-time barbecue and unified pick-up game.

2–4 p.m.

Monday, September 15

Students for Social Change

Activate iconStudent clubs and organizations that are actively engaged in creating social change.
Pizza will be served.Participate Icon

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6–8 p.m. Konover

Tuesday, September 16

Music and Poetry for Social Change

Activate iconJoin Professors Anthony Rauche and Joyce Ashuntantang for a lively interactive experience focusing on the music and poetry of Participate Iconthe civil rights movement.
Box lunch will be served.

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12:15–1:45 p.m. Regents Commons, Shaw Center

Hands-On Cut Paper Installation-Building Workshop with Anne Cubberly

Participate IconCut Paper Workshop

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required.
11 a.m. Silpe Gallery

Participate IconCut Paper Workshop

1:30 p.m. Silpe Gallery
Participate IconCut Paper Workshop

After-hours viewing of the exhibition in the Joseloff Gallery.

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6 p.m. Silpe Gallery

Wednesday, September 17

PANEL: Leveling the Playing Field: Access to Quality Education and Healthcare

Educate iconPanel Discussion:
Leveling the Playing Field: Access to Quality Education and Healthcare.

Sponsored by the University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions.

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10:30 a.m.–noon Wilde Auditorium

Constitution Day Celebration

Educate iconConstitution Day Celebration

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3–4:15 p.m. Dana Hall 201

Presidents' College and World Affairs Council on Human Rights*

Educate iconDiscussion on Human Rights* 5:30–7:30 p.m. Library KF Room

PANEL: What Would You Do?

Educate iconPanel Discussion:
Generating societal change through collective and individual actions.

Sponsored by the University of Hartford’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Moderator: Warren Goldstein, professor of history

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7:30–9 p.m.  Wilde Auditorium

Thursday, September 18

Empowering Change Volunteer Fair

Activate iconVolunteer Fair

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11:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m  GSU

What Can I Do? Social Media Installation

Participate IconShare the ways you plan to empower social change. Tag your ideas with #whatcanIdo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and see them displayed on monitors across campus. All Day Monitors

Draw Your Dreams Sidewalk Art

Participate IconCreate sidewalk art with Assistant Professor Jeremiah Patterson from the University's Hartford Art School. 11:30 a.m.­­–2 p.m. GSU Green

PANEL: Leading the Way in Innovation

Educate iconHonoring people and programs empowering change in engineering, science, technology, and architecture.

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Noon–2 p.m. Mali Auditorium (Dana Hall Room 201)

Voices of Yesterday, Leaders of Tomorrow

Participate IconFeaturing guest speaker Ruby Sales, Civil Rights Leader, and an essay contest.

Hosted by WELFund and the Student Government Association.

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2–4 p.m. Regents Commons

PANEL: Business as Leaders of Social Change

Educate iconPanel Discussion:
Business as Leaders of Social Change.

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5–7 p.m. Regents Commons, Shaw Center

Friday, September 19

BPU/AASU/BSU Game Changers 50th anniversary celebration

Celebrate iconOpening Ceremony
Spoken Word Performance,
University of Hartford  Gospel Choir
Music – Nat Reeves Jazz Trio

7–9 p.m. GSU Suisman Lounge

Saturday, Sept. 20

PANEL: BPU/AASU/BSU Golden Anniversary Celebration

Educate iconPanel Discussion:
Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We Are Going
10 a.m.–noon Wilde Auditorium
Educate iconNetworking by profession 10 a.m.–noon Gengras 335
Educate iconHigher Education Financing and Beyond 10 a.m.–noon Gengras 345
Educate iconDocumentary Filming, Alumni Project 10 a.m.–noon Gengras 331

Campus Tour and Libation Ceremony

Celebrate iconCampus Tour and Libation Ceremony,
Drumming and Festive Garb

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2–3:30 p.m. meet at Gray Center

RHA Movie and Discussion

Educate iconResidence Hall Association sponsors the movie The Butler, and leads a discussion in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. 7-10 p.m Konover

Sunday, Sept. 21

SCA Coffee House

Celebrate iconStudent Centers Administration hosts songs, speeches, and poetry of empowerment from yesterday to today. 7 p.m. Hawk’s Nest

Monday, Sept. 22

PANEL: Civil Rights: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Final Event

Panel Discussion:Educate icon Civil Rights: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.
An empowering evening of music, dialogue, and inspiration.

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7–8:30 p.m. Lincoln Theater
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* Presidents’ College events are free to students. Nonstudents can register Here. There is a $75 fee for nonstudents.