Community Discussions & Dinner Dialogues

Community Discussion Series

The Office of Community Engagement invites members of the W&M and Williamsburg community to come together and discuss important issues in the work of community engagement and positive social change. Each discussion is facilitated by the Fellow for Local Engagement and features a guest speaker with experience on the discussion topic. These discussions are informal, engaging, and open to all.  

Spring 2019 Discussions

  • Entrepreneurship - February 21, 1:30-2:30pm (Justified) 
  • Hunger Solutions - February 26, 12:30-1:30pm (Sadler Center: Colony) 
  • Housing - March 21, 12:30-1:30pm (Sadler Center: York Room) RSVP HERE!
  • Economic Sustainability - April 3, 4:30pm  (Sadler Center: York Room) RSVP HERE
Dinner Dialogues

The OCE hosts structured dinner dialogues, facilitated by the Fellow for Local Engagement, which invite participants to listen and engage with each other on topics of community importance while practicing controversy with civility. These dialogues are purposefully small and diverse, with no more than eight participants who represent different constituencies including students, faculty, staff, and community members. Participants utilize reflection, active listening, and dialogue across difference to explore the dialogue topic. 

Spring 2019

Leadership - January 30 at 4:30pm (ISC 0248)
Leadership doesn't always mean total agreement. Join a dialogue about working across differences! 

Black History Month - February 20 at 4:30 pm (ISC 0248)
Learning history is heavily related to finding our self-identity. Join us for a conversation about the relation of history and identity.   

Media - March 27 at 4:30 pm RSVP HERE!

There's always more media to consume. Join us for a dialogue about media consumption and how we spend our time.

Community Through Wellness - April 9 at 4:30 pm (McLeod Tyler Wellness Center)

When attempting to sustain a community, the importance of wellness is hardly discussed. Join us as we have a conversation about this forgotten factor! RSVP HERE