Last year was a stellar year for CERRU. We continued to offer out signature Dialogue Fellowship, while piloting a second student program, the Social Change Project. We engaged in deep discussions and envisioned transformative possibilities on a number of very difficult issues that affected all of us this year; from civil rights, to police violence and race, to domestic violence, social identity, challenges for women entering STEM professions, and the opportunity gap. Our capstone Innovation Exchange focused on innotvations in the Middle East, and we heard from creative and brave individuals who are doing transformative work in Jordan, Israel, Iraq, Egypt, the Palestintian Territories, and her in the United States.
We are excited to build on last year’s successes. We have selected ten bright and talented dialogue fellows, and we have doubled the capacity of our social change project, accepting five projects for this year. Students will be working on exciting intiatives in the areas of education, gender identity and religion, and minority empowerment. For the first time, we will be offering an open training so that YOU, our friends and mentors in the community, can experience the process that our fellow go through. We will be working with the surrounding Queens Community on a timely Participatory Action Research Project. We will be transforming out Innovation Exchange to make it borh more intimate and more interactive. In addition to highlighting work from innovators in the field, we will be engaging all of you in conversation, and asking you for recommendations, regarding the issues that we spotlight. YOU will be a part of the Exchange.
At CERRU, we equip students with the leadership and facilitation skills that they need to successfully navigate and affect positive social change in an increasingly multiculutral, multireligious world. We are extremely grateful to those who encourage and support out work and make all of our programming possible. Looking forward to seeing you at future events!
Each year, CERRU brings together innovators in various fields to participate in a campus and community wide Innovation Exchange. Please join us for our fifth annual Innovation Exchange on Wednesday, November 2nd at 4:45pm in the Patio Room on the Queens College Campus.
Lunchtime 2.0 is an initiative aimed at redefining the way we think of college cafeterias. Campuses across the US are becoming more diverse; however, not enough is being done to provide a mechanism for diverse students to engage and listen to each other.
CERRU encourages students to become cross-cultural leaders, faculty & staff to partner with us in your class, and communities to engage in our programming. Join Us for Our Upcoming Events!