Talking about politics with someone who disagrees with you can be hard! And, learning about different viewpoints can both help us connect to different people, inspire creative thinking, deepen one’s own analysis of a political topic. Unify America matches college students from across the country to have one-hour guided political conversations with the aim of […]
Food for Thought is a weekly outdoor event series, weather permitting, curated by the Gephardt Institute. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to drop in for casual yet insightful conversations around the day’s theme. To-go snacks provided!
The Civic Scholars Share Out (formerly known as PechaKucha) is an annual tradition during which Civic Scholars share reflections on their Civic Summers with fellow students, friends, mentors, supervisors, parents, and community members. Inspired by the PechaKucha style, the presentation is concise and fast-paced to encourage dialogue and audience response. All rising Senior Civics will […]
Curious about Gephardt but not sure how to get involved? Have a specific question about one of our programs or events? Swing by Stix House to chat with Student Engagement Specialist, Sophie Devincenti, during regular drop-in hours, every first Thursday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m.
CAW is a weeklong initiative to highlight civic engagement opportunities throughout Washington University—in relationship with local community, campus partners, and beyond. All week across campus, different faculty, staff, and community partners will host events and other opportunities to engage.
Join us for lunch and a screening of Finding Fellowship, a documentary by Jason Green, AB ‘ 03, who is an Ervin Scholars alum, an alum of the Obama 2008 campaign and Obama White House and an entrepreneur. Centered around the Green family’s history, the film tells the story of three segregated churches in rural Maryland that […]
Care As Protest is a screen-printing project exploring activism through acts of care for community members. An act of protest can be as simple as countering capitalism and offering things to others free of charge. Radical care for others joins in spirit with many previous grassroots artists and art projects that have recognized that the labor of […]
On Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., the Gephardt Institute is thrilled to welcome Shira Berkowitz for a conversation on their civic journey. For this Civic Journey Spotlight, we are thrilled to welcome Shira Berkowitz to share their story. Shira serves as PROMO’s Senior Director of Public Policy and Advocacy leading the […]
The St. Louis Fellows Showcase and Reception is an opportunity for St. Louis Fellows to share their learning and impact from their 10-week internship experience with a community partner organization. This is a flagship Civic Action Week event highlighting the partnership between Gephardt St. Louis Fellows and over 25 unique non-profit and civic organizations throughout […]
Stop by to check your voter registration status, get information about the upcoming 2024 election season, learn about ways to get involved in St. Louis, and meet other graduate and professional students interested in civic engagement! All graduate and professional students are welcome to attend, regardless of your ability to vote in US elections. 5 […]
“The Queer Experience” is a multimedia art exhibit showcasing work by 30 queer, trans, and other WashU students. Spanning from sculpture to photography, the works intimately explore themes of the body, religion, love, and the home, and expand outwards to larger analyses of society. In a world where LGBTQIA+ identities are not always welcome, it is […]
Over the past few years, the Supreme Court has made rulings on significant social issues surrounding sex and gender, to both the delight and dismay of many across the country. Bostock v. Clayton County (2020) saw expanded protections from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis (2023), the court protected […]
Curious about Gephardt but not sure how to get involved? Have a specific question about one of our programs or events? Swing by Stix House to chat with Student Engagement Specialist, Sophie Devincenti, during regular drop-in hours, every third Friday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m.