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McKelvey School of Engineering

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Civic Action Week

Friday, October 20, 2023

Danforth Campus

Civic Action Week (CAW) kicks off on October 16! CAW is a weeklong initiative to highlight civic engagement opportunities throughout Washington University—in relationship with local community, campus partners, and beyond. All week across campus, different faculty, staff, and community partners will host events and other opportunities to engage. 

Why Civic Action Week? 

Our civic landscape is continually evolving. Events of the last few years have compelled us to reflect on the state of our democracy and civic impact. The profound health and economic consequences of the pandemic, as well as an increasingly fractured political sphere, underscore the importance of civic engagement. So where do you begin?

We see Civic Action Week as a tool for students to understand their civic journey, learn more about critical issues, and build connections for future work.

From screen printing your own civic action t-shirt to attending the Civic and Community Engagement Fair, there’s plenty of ways to get involved on campus. We want to empower you to turn your civic passions into action.

Have an idea for a Civic Action Week event? We'd love to work with you on it! Submit your proposals ASAP. 

Event Type

Meetings & Conferences, Exhibits


Humanities & Society, Campus & Community


civic action week



Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement


Event Contact

Scott Allen

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