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Please visit GW’s COVID-19 Resource Page for information about changes to university services or visit DC's Coronavirus Resource Page for updates and information for the DC Community.
Check out the Nashman Faculty Update blog for service learning and community engaged scholarship resources and tips on how to support your community parnters during this time.
Summer Dialogues & Development
We invite you to stay connected and engaged and join the Nashman Center for our virtual Dialogues and Development series! Dialogues and Development will consist of once-weekly workshops on various topics including civic engagement, advocacy, leadership, diversity, equity, and other related topics. We focus on the overarching theme of inclusive excellence. Sign up on GWServes.
Nashman Storytelling: Remote Reflections
Storytelling helps us engage with others, share ideas and impact, and find common ground through personal experiences. The Nashman Center is seeking more student community engagement stories and we want to hear yours! Interested students can submit a blog and/or a video telling their service and community engagement stories. Please see the links below for more detailed information about each. Submit a video or submit a blog.
Nashman Center Programs
- GW Votes - The outbreak of COVID-19 across the United States has forced states to make changes to their primary election schedule. Luckily, voting by mail and other alternatives will make sure you can still cast your ballot with ease. Click here to see what changes may have happened in your state. The General election will still take place on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020. Need to register or request an absentee ballot? You can do so here.
Readings, Podcasts, Videos, and More
Coronavirus Invites All-Hands-On Deck Citizenship by Harry Boyte and Dennis Ross
“All hands on deck citizenship points to the need for all citizens, all institutions, and all communities to take responsibility to act civically, as they want to see their leaders act. This involves the ongoing civic disciplines of public work, following through on what each of us believes to be in the best interest of a nation we seek to make better, more civil, more respectful and more productive.”
When Fear Of The Coronavirus Turns Into Racism And Xenophobia NPR's Codeswitch
As international health agencies warn that COVID-19 could become a pandemic, fears over the new coronavirus' spread have activated old, racist suspicions toward Asians and Asian Americans. It's part of a longer history in the United States, in which xenophobia has often been camouflaged as a concern for public health and hygiene.
What the Coronavirus Looks Like in Prison by The Marshall Project.
“Editor’s note: Last week, the Washington State Department of Corrections announced that a prison employee tested positive for COVID-19. Two men who are incarcerated in different parts of that facility separately wrote to The Marshall Project to provide their accounts of what has happened since.”
Online: A Mindfulness Experience with GW Office of Integrative Medicine and Health
A free weekly online event to provide you with stress relief, immune system support, and a COVID-19 update and Q & A. We all need healing and support. Together we can manage our heightened stress levels and nourish our sense of community. Register today!