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Call for Proposals: Democracy & Dialogues Fellowship Program

Democracy & Dialogues Initiative Fellowship Program: Call for proposals 2021-2022 The  Democracy and Dialogues Initiative of the Dodd Human Rights Impact, in partnership with other University co-sponsors (listed below), will award five (5) new fellowships to participate in UConn’s ongoing Democracy and Dialogues Initiative Fellowship Program. What? The Democracy and Dialogues Fellowship Program, now in its fifth year, is a University-wide partnership, with participation from academic, service, outreach and administrative units. Fellowship teams will engage in […]

DDI Intern Feature: a Q & A with Samara Johnson

Samara Johnson is a 2021 Graduate of UConn School of Social Work and worked as an intern for the Democracy and Dialogues Initiative for the 2020-2021 academic year. Read more about Samara’s work and experiences as an intern below.  What was the inspiration or motivation for pursuing the internship with Democracy and Dialogues Initiative? For […]

CT Humanities Awarded $50,000 to Further Dialogue, Civics Education, and Participation in our Democracy

Read full article from CT Humanities HERE October 23, 2020 • Features & News, Grants CT Humanities has been awarded $50,000 by the Federation of State Humanities Councils through the Why It Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. CT Humanities has brought together our statewide partners CT Public, the Democracy and […]

Humanities For All, a program of the National Humanities Alliance, features The Encounters Series

Humanities for All, a project of the National Humanities Alliance, showcases over 1,800 examples of publicly engaged humanities work at colleges and universities across the United States. In 2017, Humanities for All did a profile feature on The Encounters Series.  To read the full profile, visit: https://humanitiesforall.org/projects/encounters/  The Encounters Series The Encounters Series is facilitating […]

“Voices From the Pack” Awarded Pr​esident’s Commitment to Community Initiative Grant

  Together, the School of Social Work, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Democracy and Dialogues Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of “Voices From the Pack: Stories for Racial Justice and Healing.”  Funded by $12,000 grant awarded from the Pr​esident’s Commitment to Community Initiative, the project aims to collect student testimonies […]

DDI Intern Spotlight: a Q & A with Aylin Saydam

Aylin Saydam is a third year Political Science major at the University of Connecticut and a 2020-2021 intern at Democracy and Dialogues Initiative. Read more about Aylin and her work this semester below.  What was the inspiration or motivation for pursuing the internship with Democracy and Dialogues Initiative? I’m a pre-law student who plans to […]

“Exploring American Identities” Awarded Provost’s General Education Course Enhancement Grant

  The faculty of El Instituto, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, Africana Studies Institute, Asian and Asian-American Studies Institute, and American Studies, have developed a new General Education lecture course: “Exploring American Identities: From Theory to Practice.” The aim of the course is to foster meaningful collaboration with students early on in their academic […]

ICD Fellowship Project Highlight: a Q & A with Réme Bohlin

Student Perceptions of Shakespeare as a Pedagogical Resource Project Summary: The debate about Shakespeare’s relevance in the twenty-first century, indeed the relevance of literary studies in general, is long-standing. However, undergraduate students are often absent from these debates. My project seeks to recruit undergraduate voices in the creation of an online, open-source Shakespeare class that […]

Dodd Impact Outreach Hosts ‘American Dreams’ Online

From UConn Today: Read full article on UConn Today October 26, 2020 | Kenneth Best – UConn Communications Dodd Human Rights Impact is relaunching with an online presentation of a dark theatrical comedy about what it means to be an American citizen. The dark-themed comedy “American Dreams,” will be presented online by Dodd Human Rights Impact as part […]