Civic Café is a weekly discussion series hosted every Tuesday at Stix House from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Students are invited to share a meal together and learn about civic topics from a community or campus expert. Each night will either be a Skill Building session, Democracy Dinner, or Civic Storytelling event. Graduate and undergraduate students of every discipline are invited to attend. Learn, eat, and meet other civically-minded individuals.

Would you or your department like to partner with us? Email our Associate Director for Civic Engagement, Alannah Glickman at

Upcoming Events

While not required, RSVP’s assist our team in ordering enough food. Please consider filling out the form on the event page to reserve your spot if you are planning to attend.

Event History

  • Oct. 18, 2022. Civic Skill Building: Navigating the Media Landscape and Identifying Disinformation. In partnership with University Libraries. Featuring Melissa Vetter, Director of the Brown School Library.
  • Oct. 25, 2022. Civic Skill Building: Getting the Political System we Want. Featuring Dr. Alannah Glickman of the Gephardt Institute.
  • Nov. 1, 2022. Civic Skill Building: Music and Social Change: Creating Transformation through the Lens of Jazz. In partnership with the Department of Music. Featuring Dr. Rami Stucky, Musicology Lecturer.
  • Nov. 8, 2022. Election Results Watch Party. In partnership with Campus Life.
  • Nov. 15, 2022. Democracy Dinner: Results of the Midterm Election. In partnership with the Department of Political Science and the Brown School.
  • Nov. 29 2022. Democracy Dinner: Federal Holidays and the National Story. In partnership with the Brown School. Featuring Dr. Vetta Sanders Thompson, Associate Dean fro E.D.I.
  • Dec. 6, 2022. Civic Journey Spotlight: David Dwight IV, Executive Director and Lead Strategist of Forward Through Ferguson.

Program Goals

  • Introduce students to an informal opportunity to be civically engaged or begin conversations on civic issues.
  • Expand and build campus groups’ and departments’ civic outreach to students. 
  • Give the WashU community a reoccurring access point to Gephardt programming.