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Civic Café: Civic Skill Building—Getting Civically Engaged in the St. Louis Community

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stix House 6470 Forsyth Blvd.

Feeling stuck in the WashU bubble? Passionate about a particular social or political issue and want to get involved but unsure where to start? St. Louis is truly an epicenter of social change, and living in St. Louis offers WashU students endless opportunities to learn about and practice different civic engagement strategies, from community organizing to voting in local election to submitting public testimony and more.

On Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., the Gephardt Institute of is hosting a Civic Skill Building Event focused on helping students develop the skills they need to get involved in the St. Louis community in ethical and values-aligned ways.
We’ll be doing some research together, so please bring a laptop, tablet, or phone you feel comfortable searching on. 

Civic Cafe is a weekly event series that occurs every Tuesday evening at Stix House, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Each night fits the theme of either a Skill Building session, Democracy Dinner, or Civic Storytelling event. Students of every level and discipline are invited to attend. Learn, eat, and meet other civically-minded individuals.

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Event Type



Humanities & Society



Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement
Event Contact

Scott Allen

Speaker Information

Sarah Nash, Community Engagement Manager
Sam Babb, Associate Director for Community Engagement

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