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Plan your schedule for Pitt’s Civic Action Week: The Path to Joy and Liberation

volunteers at civic action week

Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the University of Pittsburgh’s Civic Action Week from Oct. 17-22.

The annual campus-wide event features educational sessions and action-oriented civic opportunities to increase institutional involvement in deepening Pitt community members’ understanding of systemic challenges. The solution: to create more inclusive spaces.

All activities at the in-person event — themed “the path to joy and liberation” — fall in at least one of these categories: community engaged learning and research, community organizing and activism, direct service, philanthropy, policy and governance, and social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility.

Civic Action Week is hosted in partnership with PittServes and the Office of Engagement and Community Affairs. For more information and to register for events, visit the Civic Action Week website.

The week's events include: 

Civic Action Week kickoff and reception

4-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 (William Pitt Union Lower Lounge)

Registration is not required.

Engagement Community of Practice

1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 (Alumni Hall, Room 121)

Registration is required.

University of Pittsburgh-Newcastle University Collaborative Conference

Wednesday, Oct. 19 - Thursday, Oct. 20 

Register for this virtual conference, which will explore themes of sustainability, health, culture and more.

Visionary Organizing Lab National Speaker

Thursday, Oct. 20; Two sessions are available 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m. (William Pitt Union Ballroom)

Registration is required.

Day of Caring/Staff Service Opportunities

Friday, Oct. 21 (location varies by project)

Volunteers will receive complimentary breakfast, lunch and a t-shirt for participating in one of 12 community partner projects. Registration is required.