As we have continued to talk as a team, individually and in small groups, we thought about the best ways that we can continue to show support for our community, for those whose activism is out loud and in-your-face and for those whose activism is less public and exists in their volunteer work, their task force membership, or their conversations with racist family members.
The Center's Virtual Connection
In these times of isolation and disruption of everyday life, we know that it is more important than ever to find ways to connect with one another. The Center for Leadership & Social Change is working hard to create ways to bring folks together in a virtual space. This will be your source for content and programming from our staff members, who are dedicated to keeping our center and campus community vibrant. We encourage you to connect with us on social media, where we will be sharing content and announcing virtual programs. Be safe, and be well.
Serve during social distancing
Are you looking for new ways to continue to meet the needs of the community while maintaining social distance? Visit our new Virtual Service page, where we continue to compile information on ways you can help during this unprecedented time. Know of new needs to be met? Submit them here so we can share.
From our staff
I move forward in ways that are authentic to me because my family and the black men and women that have yet to come into my life are waiting...They need me to understand the full scope of resources at their disposal to be able to protest, rally, and advocate for social change in ways that will lead to policy changes far beyond their time.
As humans, we have been forced to limit our travel, decrease our production, and tailor our consumption. We are forced to reimagine some of the human pieces of our existence. But for our planet…oh, I imagine she is finally able to breathe a sigh of relief.
From our students
Storytelling plays a vital role in creating positive changes in our communities. Through storytelling, the power of the narrative is enhanced, and with it, you can empathize with the storyteller's words.
Storytelling is an art where the ‘main character’ (whoever is reflecting, remembering, or proposing) is using a platform to tell their truths and the evolution of their transformation.
When was the last time you really listened to the stories being told in the music you bump to?
For a lot of graduating seniors, the virus has completely changed how we will spend our last month of college. Many of us are struggling with uncertainty and a sense of loss. But even though we will not get to have a lot of traditional celebrations, there are still ways for us to stay connected and celebrate our achievements as we end our time at Florida State.
Early Monday afternoon, PeaceJam FSU leaders joined a Global Youth Zoom that brought PeaceJam Foundation executives together with youth ambassadors from affiliates around the world to reflect, connect and make a plan for moving forward in this isolating time.