Political Engagement Events

Passion to Action Events

Passion to Action forum: Waste Culture on Campus

3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, April 21

How does society develop an unsustainable culture of waste? In what ways can we combat this on campus and in our local communities? Join the Center for Civic Engagement for a Passion to Action forum: Waste Culture on Campus.

A panel of waste management, recycling and environmental policy experts will address concerns surrounding waste culture. Learn about the campus initiatives we should partake in to reduce waste and work towards long-term sustainability efforts.

Panelists include:

  • Joshua Reno, Professor of Anthropology
  • Robert Holahan, Professor of Environmental Policy
  • Martin Larocca, Resources Recovery Manager at Binghamton University

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend and participate in this important dialogue. RSVP online. Contact Tina Lee at hlee165@binghamton.edu with questions or concerns.

Education policy and contacting representatives - A Passion to Action workshop 

Noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 

What is bill H.R. 610? How does school choice affect education? Learn about education policy and how to effectively create change by calling your elected representatives to share your thoughts on this important topic! This Passion to Action workshop will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25 in UU-202 and will feature presentations by Lucky Mason-Williams, assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education, and Jenn Dum, Ph.D. student and facilitator of the Center for Civic Engagement’s We Have Issues program. This event is nonpartisan and open to all students, staff and faculty.

Co-sponsors include: Andrew Goodman Foundation, Center for Civic Engagement, Democracy Matters, Department of Political Science, Master of Public Administration program, Graduate School of Education and Harpur Edge.

We Have Issues — Contact your elected officials!

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays
1-2 p.m. on Wednesdays

​Have you talked to your elected officials recently about policy issues that matter to you? They are there to listen if you are willing to speak. So give them a call and break the ice! We Have Issues is here to support you as you make your voice heard. Come to one of our weekly meetings to find out which elected officials represent you, learn strategies for contacting them and stay on the beat about local, state and federal policy issues up for consideration. This is a non-partisan meeting not intended to pressure anyone to accept or advocate for specific views.​

​​Meetings will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Center for Civic Engagement (UU-137). A cell phone will be available for use. Even this small action of calling your representatives can make a big impact and will support a foundation for lifelong political engagement. So come by and make a call!

For more information email Jenn Dum.

Last Updated: 4/7/17