The Center's Virtual Connection


Garnet and gold laptop reading Center for Leadership & Social Change Virtual Connection on the screen

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


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.


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

Volunteers give back for Thanksgiving

Multiple volunteers organize and prepare turkeys to be packed Volunteers give back for Thanksgiving

More than 50 volunteers — including FSU and FAMU staff and students, TPD, FSUPD, and the Leon County Sherriff's Office — came together to continue the Thanksgiving Food Basket tradition.

Our Call to Action

Museum setting with a mannequin in the foreground and mid-ground, each dressed in white robes. Crowd of museum goers in the background. Our Call to Action

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.

The Art of Storytelling

A leaf is silhoutted in the foreground as the sun awakens above mountains on a brisk morning in Minais Gerais, Brazil on June 2, 2019. Photo/ Jesmel Moreno The Art of Storytelling

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.

Music Fueling the Movement

A collage of four album covers featured on the playlist Music Fueling the Movement. Music Fueling the Movement

When was the last time you really listened to the stories being told in the music you bump to?

Graduation during coronavirus: Handling uncertainty and loss

Two panels featuring Kendall McDonald, the first pictured with her roommate on move-in day her freshman year, and the second taken shortly before Kendall left Tallahassee for spring break. Graduation during coronavirus: Handling uncertainty and loss

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.

Growing global connection

The author and others participate in a Zoom meeting connecting members of PeaceJam globally Growing global connection

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.  

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