Civic Action Hour

Civic Action Hour Header Spring 2023

Civic Action Hour

Working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference; promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes. Download the flyer here.

Spring 2023 - EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 12-1 PM

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Date Civic Engagement Event Host Purpose
25-Jan Civic Engagement 101 CCCE Team Civic Engagement 101! The Center for Community & Civic Engagement provides numerous experiential and hands-oh opportunities that include, Civic Engagement, Service-Learning, Student engagement Opportunities, Federal Work-Student Positions, Community Service & volunteerism, and much more! Come and learn about opportunities to become an engaged leader on campus. We will introduce the Civic Engagement Scorecard, Net Impact and all of our engagement projects and how you can get involved!
8-Feb Homelessness 101 Shawn Donnely Join us to learn more about homelessness. We'll debunk common myths, hear from those experiencing homelessness, and learn more about what you can do to help in your community.
15-Feb Human Trafficking 101 Diego Lugue Campus faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to join the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign for an informational session to learn how they can recognize, respond to, and raise awareness of human trafficking on college campuses and how the Blue Campaign is working to combat this crime.
Feb 22 Supporting Pollinators: Helping nature in your sphere of influence Danielle Carlock It's quite normal to be alarmed about today's headlines regarding the state of our planet. One of the best ways to respond is to take concrete action in your own sphere of influence. In this presentation we will talk about how you can support pollinators as a very powerful and concrete way you can operate in your own sphere of influence to make a difference. We will talk about what pollinators are, why they are important, and what concrete actions you can take to support them.
1-Mar Civil Discourse (How to Talk About Politics) Avery Xola
8-Mar How to Get Involved in Community and Civic Engagement Agnes Beltran Goodwine This presentation is about learning how to become more involved in your community and decision making, attending City Council meetings, and learning the impact of serving on City Advisory and Community Boards.
15-Mar Spring Break
22-Mar Mental Health, Substance Use, & Homelessness Brian Dille This meeting will focus on learning about the challenges associated with mental health, substance use, and homelessness and to catalyze solutions that work for our diverse Arizona communities.
29-Mar How Trees Make Us Healthier, Wealthier, and Wiser Sean Whitcomb Numerous scientific studies have shown that urban trees are associated with increased mental and physical health. They also increase property values and can even boost student academic performance! In this talk, MCC professor Sean Whitcomb will discuss the latest research on urban trees and highlight some of the exciting research being done on this topic by MCC students.
5-Apr Living With Depression Kate Mohler Dori DiPietro Depression is a medical condition that can result in the loss of life. The more we understand about depression--what it looks like, what it feels like, where it comes from--the more we can support those who experience it, including ourselves. This session will cover major symptoms, various treatment methods, and coping strategies. Participants will learn about the difference between acute suicide prevention vs. the ongoing support of those who suffer from suicidal depression. Dori and Kate will share their personal and professional experiences with depression in hopes of building community and a mental health safety network for District employees and students.

The previous semesters events can be viewed in the Event Archive.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact