Community Café

Casual coffee with community leaders


A Casual Coffee (or Tea) with Local Leaders

Join us each week for a discussion with our community's changemakers. Discover new opportunities to get engaged, with coffee, tea, toppings and treats galore!

Thursdays from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Cathedral of Learning, floor 35. 

September 2018

Grassroots Politics
Sept. 6 - with progressive politicians Sara Innamorato and Summer Lee. 

Art for Community Change
Sept. 13 - with local cartoonist and artist Marcel Walker. 
Pittsburghers for Public Transit
Sept. 20 - with Laura Wiens and Josh Malloy, local community leaders

Impact with Honors Service Internships
Sept. 27 - with this year's changemaking Frederick Public Service Interns.
Discover why and how to apply for a Frederick Internship in DC, NYC and other cities. 

October 2018

Indigenous Education / Decolonialization
Oct. 4 -  with Maureen Porter, faculty member in the School of Education

LGBT Theater for Teens
Oct. 11 - with Ali Hoefnagel and Bekezela Mguni, program directors for Dreams of Hope Queer Youth Arts

How to Run for Office — or Why You Should Think About It
Oct. 18 - with Kristin Kanthak, Associate Professor of Political Science

Mindful Community Engagement: Fostering Co-leadership and Accountability
Oct. 25 - with Fiona Eichinger 

November 2018

Workshop YOUR community engagement ideas
Nov. 1 - with the co-founders of Walk Bike Shaler and Crafton Community Potluck, (aka our own Chris Chirdon and Holly Hickling)  

Cultural Appropriation & Dia De Los Muertos 
Nov. 8 - with Gina Garcia, Assistant Professor, Administrative & Policy Studies, School of Education

Mass Incarceration
Nov. 15 - with Shandre Delaney & Carrington Keys, prison rights activists with Human Rights Coalition - Fed Up! Chapter

Nov. 22 - Thanksgiving break; no Cafe

Creating a Supportive World for Youth with Mental Health Problems
Nov. 29 - with Betsy Farmer, Dean, School of Social Work

For more information about Community Cafe, contact Holly Hickling or Chris Chirdon.